Diving Sidem Tulamben
A Hidden Gem for Divers in Bali
If you’re looking for a unique diving experience in Bali, Sidem is the perfect spot. Located in the Tulamben area, this dive site is a hidden gem that offers a peaceful atmosphere. Divers can enter the water from anywhere along the beach on this large dive site.
The shallow waters of Sidem consist of a sandy plateau that slopes down to a few meters before dropping further into the depths. The abundance of critters in the shallows makes it a great place to spend time at the end of a dive. Large rocks, concrete moorings, and rubble all offer shelter for interesting creatures such as bumblebee shrimp, tiger shrimp, mantis shrimp, lionfish, and more.
Further down the slope, the bottom consists of larger rocks, seagrass beds, and invertebrate life such as coral and crinoids. Another feature of the slope is large areas of encrusting sponge as well as a variety of other sponge life. All of these areas offer protection for marine life such as harlequin shrimp, moray eels, leaffish, and frogfish. In the areas between these oases, other marine life thrives such as rare nudibranchs, seahorses, scorpionfish, and flying gurnards. One of the most sought-after creatures for divers is also found at Sidem: the rhinopias.
Sidem is an interesting site for photographers and non-photographers alike. Critter lovers thrive during the hunt for exotic marine life. Nudibranch enthusiasts love this site due to the number of bizarre and rare slugs found here. Photographers love this site both day and night as there is always something interesting to shoot. A night dive is always a great idea here due to the difference between day time to nighttime inhabitants. Some of the highlight night inhabitants at Sidem include boxer crabs, coconut octopus, spearing mantis shrimp, and more.
Diving Sidem Tulamben: Depth 0 à 40 m, Current: low, Difficulty: low, Dive Type : macro