Though Amed is one of prominent diving destination in Ball, it never really outgrown its quietness and peacefulness. This little fisherman village nestles comfortably in the north east coast of Bali, where less tourists wander by. Due to its rising fame as diving destination, the village is now dotted with holiday villas and dive centres here and there, but it’s still far from busy streets and loud parties like the southern part of Bali.
A Blissful Stay in A Little Quiet Town
Amed is blissfully laid back and modest. In fact, it’s the charm of this little village. Nothing in Amed is too pretentious. Once you step into the village, you will get instantly disarmed by its relaxing vibe. The slow-paced village is a relief from the hustles and bustles of the southern Bali. With world-class marine landscape spread beneath its sand beaches, Amed has already have everything to brag for. This is a place where you would enjoy the simple things around you.
Vibrant Underwater Landscape on Amed Diving
No visit to Amed is complete without taking a glimpse of its phenomenal underwater life. Diving is obviously the most popular activities in Amed. But if you are not a confident diver or still working on your certification, you can try snorkeling! Be careful to not let a little gasp when you see the ocean floor. Miles of unspoiled corals, hard and soft sponges of every colours, and million of fishes darting around the the vibrant ocean floor. The rich variety of marine life would satisfy your thirst of the ocean, even if you are still a novice snorkelers.
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Diving sites in Amed both for Beginners to Experienced
With more than six sites of diving in Amed alone, this village offers incredible choices of diving for everyone. Beginners would love Bunutan Point, Japanese Wrecks, and Pyramids which are easy to dive, low in currents, and have wonderful coral gardens to enjoy. The Bunutan Point is blooming with corals, sponges, and sea fans, with snappers and reefs sharks patrolling around. The Japanese Wreck, just as its name suggest, is a site where a Japanese-model shipwreck lies in just 5 meters depth. It’s practically reclaimed by the corals and now home to the scorpion fish, pipe fish, nudibranchs, and even the rare pygmy seahorses! The Pyramids is hands downs Amed’s most beautiful site—and also its symbol of diving and hope for marine life restoration. Located just in 5—20 m deep, the Pyramids have several manmade, concrete pyramids placed by divers and conservationists to promote coral growth. Today, the Pyramids is a popular hangout spot for snappers, puffer fishes, pipefishes, Harlequin sweet lips, and even sea turtles!
Melasti is heaven for muck divers. The reef is busy with quirky little marine animals such as mantis shrimps, frogfish, Harlequin shrimps, and long horned cowfish. Experienced and the pros will like the Jemeluk Wall I and II, where they can enjoy easy dirt diving in the sloping reefs. Gili Selang has the strongest currents and tides among all diving sites in Amed. The currents, however, attract pelagic and the big fishes.Reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, barracuda, and even Mola Mola is frequently seen around this site.
Behind it’s quietness on the surface, Amed is definitely a busy hub under the water! Visit this village by your own to see its