The Drop Off
The Village Temple sits high on a headland at the south east end of Tulamben Bay. The headland is composed of volcanic rock from an old eruption of Mount Agung. The ‘Drop Off’ is a series of underwater lava flows that fan-out from this headland.
The reef descends to over 70 metres in a very short distance from the shore. This area is often used as an alternative to diving the Liberty wreck, yet it is far from a second rate dive. Its diversity of marine life is staggering, from miniscule frogfish to monstrous sunfish. From translucent shrimps to giant trevally - the Drop Off is a very rich reef with an easy beach entry for divers.
(Copied with permission of Jeff & Dawn Mullins from their book Reef Wreck and Critter - Tulamben.)