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Ocean Sun Dive Resort Tulamben
Ranked #2 of 14 Tulamben B&B and Inns
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Gili Meno, Indonesia
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“Perfect Orginisation and Quality!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I was impressed from beginning to end at Ocean Sun! The organization of the dive trips, the quality of service, the cleanliness and beauty of the rooms and resort make this place a perfect destination for diving. Riccardo was very accommodating to our wishes and made sure that everything was put together with German precision! On top of the diving the restaurant in the resort was perfect, a great meal after a great dive is always good! A very enjoyable stress free atmosphere! Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This was my second time visiting Tulamben and diving with Ocean Sun, and I was really impressed by how it has grown and developed. You can tell that Ricardo takes pride in his business, and the attention to detail shows in the beautiful rooms, sparkling clean dive shop and high quality restaurant. All of the staff are friendly and helpful, the dive guides are experienced, and the price is right. A perfectly low key way to experience Tulamben. Get the sausage with breakfast...even when you're burping it into your reg all day, its still delicious!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We come back here again time after time! Ricardo and his staff provide a very cozy, laid-back yet very professional atmosphere. The diving is just great in the area and Ricardo always has some secret spots up his sleeve if you're up to some adventures. If you are more of the non-diving kind then Ricardos dad Dieter is a very knowledgeable tour tour guide for Bali and Java. The garden of the new resort turned out really nice and the pool is just perfect to cool off after a day on the scooter or after diving. The bungalows are spacious with a nice outside shower.
On top of it all you get great food and drinks at the restaurant. Best of it all, everything comes at a very reasonable price for diving, accomodation and food! I can highly recommend this little gem!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

A small hotel with only 10 rooms, which are big and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They also serve great food and because of the german origin of the owner Ricardo, they also have Snitzel and Bratwurst. :) All for very reasonable prices! The only bad thing were the many flies.
The attatched dive center is well equiped and the staff is professional. It's only a 5 minute walk to the beach, either to the wreck or the other dive sites (also very nice). They will bring your equipment by truck, so you don't have to carry a heavy tank.
After the dive you can take a dip in the nice pool.

Great place to stay for a few days of diving!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salzburg Region, Austria
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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

We were back at Ocean Sun Dive Resort again in February. What a gem it has become! Simple yet real cosy. The new garden's well-kept and there's an inviting pool to refresh ourselves. The restaurant served such a wide range of flavours we were spoiled for choices - at very affordable prices too. We think it's a great value-for-money option especially for any divers looking to go to Tulamben - needless to say, they have a very well-equipped dive center! Ps: Great underwater world around there!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dresden, Germany
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

A place far away from the hustle and bustle of cities and crowdy beaches.
You live in spacious bungalows with air condition and semi open bathrooms.
The resort is quite new and managed by Ricardo, a German. You can relax at a small pool, however with only a few loungers. But you are there for diving and Ocean Sun Dive Resort is a place where you can perform diving at its best. Ricardo, the owner is an experienced diving instructor and provides all the equipment you need. It is just a short walk of 3 minutes to get to the beach with pretty good diving spots like the wreck of the USS "Liberty" and an artificial coral garden.
Moreover Ricardo organise daily trips to surrounding sightseeing spots on request and provide scooters to rent for some 3 Euros a day.
There is also a small restaurant within the resort with good choice of dishes for reasonable prices.
In summary it is worth the money there and even if it is a resort you feel like home. And to boot, if the weather is good you've got a beautiful view at the Mt. Agung.
I highly recommend Ocean Dive Resort.

Thanks to Ricardo and all of his staff.

If everything matches, see you again,

Dietmar + Hong

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Ocean Sun is one of the most beautiful accommodations we have enjoyed in Asia.

Lining a meticulously landscaped courtyard with an infinity pool at one end and Gunung Agung, Bali's highest volcano, at the other, the spacious, high-ceilinged, air conditioned bungalows, each with a porch, indoor-outdoor bathroom and stunning shower, are a perfect respite from hours under the sea.

Directly across the street and down a dirt path to the stony black sand beach is one of two shallow coral gardens about 30 meters offshore with plentiful numbers and good variety of fish for snorkeling. The other is about 500 meters north along the beach near the wreck of the USAT Liberty, one of the most accessible wreck dives in the world.

The dive shop out front of the hotel organizes dive trips and rents equipment; the snorkeling gear we got was good quality, but a bit pricey.

Rick, the somnolent German owner, his Balinese partner Yeni (luckily she handles the money) and their young staff create a friendly, family feeling. They also installed a strong router, which gives Ocean Sun great WiFi, even in the farthest rooms.

The price includes the standard Balinese western breakfast choices: Eggs, fruit, pancakes, toast, coffee, tea. Nothing to write home about, but a good start to the day.

Sadly, for a town built around a sport as strenuous as diving, the food in Tulamben is nearly universally awful. One notable exception is Warung Wayan, not quite 1km north of Ocean Sun on the sea side of the road. Ask for a table upstairs (it doesn't look like there's an upstairs but there is) and you'll get a great view of Gunung Agung as you eat.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ocean Sun Dive Resort Tulamben
Address: Jl. Raya Kubu Amplapura, Tulamben 80853, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Tulamben
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Tulamben
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sun Dive Resort Tulamben 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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