Not many people have heard about Amed, a little charming fisherman village in the northeast coast of Bali. Settling at a quiet beachside, at the foot of the Mount Agung mountain and facing the Bali Sea, Amed gives the tranquility of the mountain vibe and the relaxing coastal village to the ambience. And beneath all the natural beauty, Amed hides surreal underwater landscape that would impress even the experienced divers. Diving is easy and rewarding in Amed. Together with the neighbouring Tulamben, this little village house multiple breathtaking dive sites, so much that this village is called as “the dive capital” on the island. Amed is the gate to the underwater world of Bali. Next time you go to this beautiful island, make time to stay in Amed for 1 – 2 days and see the magic below the water.
Abundant Marine Life: Signature of Amed Diving
Low currents, high visibility, and healthy corals as well a busy marine life is the signature of diving in Amed. The sea beds are blooming with corals and sponges of all shapes and clots, while coral fishes like clown fishes are busy going round and about. Amed is also frequently visited by large pelagic like the white tip and black tip sharks, and occasionally the mola mola sunfish. The life in the seabed itself is not less boring. Between the sands and the corals are colourful nudibranchs, mimic octopus, and other amazing small creatures!
Free Diving in Amed
Due to its characteristics, Amed is more popular among beginner divers. However, do you know that you can also try free diving in Amed? The low currents and clear water make it just perfect for a free diving adventure! Free diving allows you to explore the depth of the ocean with just a single breath! In free diving, you will learn specific breathing technique and movements. A bit different from the regular diving, but by no means less exciting!
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Multiple Sites for Wreck Diving
Do you know that Amed houses not one, not two, but three shipwreck that you can visit under the water? Most of the time, wreck diving is associated with difficult sites, extreme depth, and challenging dives. However, that’s not the case in Amed. Here you can find three wrecks that all lie in quite shallow depths. The most famous one is the iconic USAT Liberty, lies in the a sloping reef in just 3 to 20m depth.
Finding A Good Stay in Amed
Though remote and quiet, Amed has made its name as one of the prime diving destinations in Bali. This means this little coastal village know fully how to facilitate divers who want to enjoy the underwater adventures. Finding a good place to stay in and around Amed is easy. The village is quite brimming with budget rooms to mid-range dive resorts.