We loved the resort, but be aware that it is not located on the beach. We were surprise of this as the web site let you think you are on the beach and they take you by truck to go elsewhere. They put you in a truck, along with your gear, and drive you to the beach. Some beaches are really close (2 minutes drive) and some further (10-15 minutes drive). There is a room for cameras, whit power outlets and desks to put them. As for your dive gear, there are no lockers. Your gear is put in a crate on the floor in the main area by the pool. And it stays there when you don't use it, even during the night. The resort is locked at night but all the guests are free to go around in the resort at night. There is a place to hang your drysuit. There are a lot of rincing tanks, which is great. There are two outside showers to rince. When we were there, there was not a lot of guests, so the loading-unloading in the trucks was ok. A big group came in, and things got a bit chaotic, with everyone leaving and coming back, and all the crates of gear lying around. Only one truck can be loaded at once, because there is no room for more. I just can't imagine how it works when the resort is full! We had a dive guide, which was excellent at finding us nidibranches and all kinds of small stuff to see. The minimum regulation in Indonesia does not require that a person is a divemaster to be a dive guide, but a rescue diver. So our guide was a rescue diver, but still they mostly do everything a DM does.
We have just spent 4 days at Liberty. As newly certified Open Water Divers we were very excited to test out our skills. The diving was quite incredible. We did not have to travel far to experience the Liberty Wreck Dive, coral Garden and Drop off as well as some diving in Kubu. Tama, our guide was really helpful and conscious of our newbie status. Diving was extremely reasonably priced.
The resort itself has an incredibly friendly staff who are very hard working. The gardens are just gorgeous. The restaurant has great simple Indo and western dishes. The prices are so affordable and the food so tasty that we ended up eating there 3 out of 4 nights.
We did our diving in the morning and spent the afternoons lazing by the pool and getting in room massages.
It was the off season during our visit but we were not troubled by rain, our Dive Master told us that visibility was not as good as it usually is but we were certainly not disappointed.
We will definitely be back.
On arrival there’s not much to Tulamben and the entrance to the hotel is on a side street. However staff were quick, friendly and helpful to check us in and we settled into our huge chalet with view of the second pool and manicured gardens. Very clean room, some small ants at the doors but hey that’s tropical life. We had booked diving that afternoon and our guide Made took us out within an hour of arriving. Did the drop off which was quite crowded with divers and saw some scorpion fish and other bits before coming back.
Second day we went early am to USAT Liberty which was great. Still heaps of people by the time we ascended at 6.50 and time for another dive after breakfast.
Restaurant is great, simple tasty fare served swiftly with strong hot Bali coffee for breakfast and very reasonable prices. Much better than some other hotels we’ve been to in Bali. Overall loved our stay, wish we could have stayed longer. But we’ll be back.
I had a lovely stay at the Liberty Dive Resort in May. The room was clean and spacious, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. My dive guide, Made, was amazing. He showed me so many tiny nudibranchs, shrimp, frogfish, etc. - he was clearly experienced in working with photographers, as he knew which angles I'd want to shoot from. The 1:1 diver to guide ratio is a true luxury for photographers - I'd highly recommend and hope to come back!
Our very first trip to Bali for scuba diving. The resort is very well organized and offers good food and service. The dive masters go above and beyond to make you comfortable so you can enjoy your diving. Nitrox is provided at no additional charge. The resort is older but kept nice, mattresses are horrible, but the cleaning staff is awesome. Clean sheets and towels every day. No television or room phone and it is very remote. All in all I wasn't disappointed and would stay here again.