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Amed

You don't have to go far to enjoy diving in Amed: right off the beach! Great place if you're getting back to diving, if you're a macro fauna fan or an underwater photographer. Lots of nudibranchs and shrimps, flounders and more nudibranchs!

The village is quite spread out along the coast and is made up of several bays, which are all sheltered from wind and waves, and are favorable for diving. 

Relaxing and authentic in atmosphere, the diving is accessed from a traditional boat called a jukung (similar to a large canoe with stabilizers on either side).  From its paradise-like, crystal-clear waters, its traditional salt-makers, and its view of the Mount Agung volcano, Amed is sure to give you a feeling for the traditional, time-honored culture.

The rich biodiversity of the sea floor attracts underwater photographers, naturalists, and divers that are passionate about marine biology.  Amed is recommended for the particular atmosphere of its wall dives, as well as the coral plateau found at Jemeluk, which is known for its gorgonian-covered coral bommies and advantageous sunlight that is a dream for photographers. 

Amed Wall aka Jemeluk

Just on the outer edge of the coral reef, you will enter the water after a quick 5 min boat ride in a jukung traditional boat.  The current here is often calm, and the dive is conducted along a vertical wall with a maximum depth of 40m.

Gradually you will make your way along the steep wall, passing giant and ancient gorgonians that cover massive rocks, multicolored fish darting about in the blue, trevally hunting for their next meal, and observing you from beneath your fins is the tiny pink pygmy seahorse (for macro lovers!), at a minuscule height of 6mm. 

You finish your dive over a shallow plateau bathed in soft sunlight. From overhead, the shadow of the jukung awaits your bubbles…already, it’s time to surface.  

You don't have to go far to enjoy diving in Amed: right off the beach! Great place if you're getting back to diving, if you're a macro fauna fan or an underwater photographer. Lots of nudibranchs and shrimps, flounders and more nudibranchs!

The village is quite spread out along the coast and is made up of several bays, which are all sheltered from wind and waves, and are favorable for diving. 

Relaxing and authentic in atmosphere, the diving is accessed from a traditional boat called a jukung (similar to a large canoe with stabilizers on either side).  From its paradise-like, crystal-clear waters, its traditional salt-makers, and its view of the Mount Agung volcano, Amed is sure to give you a feeling for the traditional, time-honored culture.

The rich biodiversity of the sea floor attracts underwater photographers, naturalists, and divers that are passionate about marine biology.  Amed is recommended for the particular atmosphere of its wall dives, as well as the coral plateau found at Jemeluk, which is known for its gorgonian-covered coral bommies and advantageous sunlight that is a dream for photographers. 

Amed Wall aka Jemeluk

Just on the outer edge of the coral reef, you will enter the water after a quick 5 min boat ride in a jukung traditional boat.  The current here is often calm, and the dive is conducted along a vertical wall with a maximum depth of 40m.

Gradually you will make your way along the steep wall, passing giant and ancient gorgonians that cover massive rocks, multicolored fish darting about in the blue, trevally hunting for their next meal, and observing you from beneath your fins is the tiny pink pygmy seahorse (for macro lovers!), at a minuscule height of 6mm. 

You finish your dive over a shallow plateau bathed in soft sunlight. From overhead, the shadow of the jukung awaits your bubbles…already, it’s time to surface.  

You don't have to go far to enjoy diving in Amed: right off the beach! Great place if you're ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Drop-off
  • Drift dive
Depth
  • More than 40
Visibility
15 to 20 meters
Current
possible around the Southern point...
Required scuba diving level / certification
Open Water - CMAS 1
Boat trip duration
5 minutes
Fauna
  • Moray eels
  • Turtle
  • Lionfish
  • Seahorses
  • Triggerfish
  • Leaf fish
  • Trevallies
  • Hard coral
  • Soft coral

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