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Amed is a very good diving spot for Macro and Muck Diving fans. You will find there many critters and small weird stuff to discover. Moreover Amed is a very affordable diving location and makes a perfect base to go diving by the famous USS Liberty Ship Wreck in Tulamben.
It is not only divers who can experience the amazing underwater life here – walk just a few meters off the shore with your snorkel and flippers and you’ll feel like you have walked into the film set of Finding Nemo – there are beautiful, bright, colourful fish and all sorts of rich marine life to discover. And what’s surprising is that the vibrant coral is so close to the shoreline (you can easily spend a whole day here).
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Scuba diving in Amed is very easy and a relaxing experience. There is no current (or very light at the most) and it is a perfect place for courses and introductions to diving. Most of the dive sites are accessible from the shore or by a very short boat trip in typical Balinese boat called jukung.
Amed is a perfect place for Underwater Macro Photography and Muck Diving:
- Due to its proximity of the Mount Agung volcano, the sand is black and it makes a really great and unusual contrast with the colourful coral and critters.
- A chance to spot the rare Ghost Pipefish, Pygmy Seahorse and the (very rare) and fascinating Mimic Octopus.
- Most of the dive sites are shallow, meaning you spend more time underwater, checking out the underwater splendours.
- Very light current and good visibility (ranges from 15 to 25 metres).
Where to stay?
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Snorkelling in Amed
Amed contains great snorkelling! Off the many beaches, in the beautiful bays around Amed, the reefs are sometimes right below the water and often 1 to 4 meters deep. This is a great destination for families or when you travel with non divers: they will be able to enjoy the rich sea life, beautiful soft and hard corals, without swimming more than a few metres. You can rent snorkel gear in any restaurant or street shop for around 2$ per day.
If you are planning an upcoming dive trip or travelling to Amed, it is a really good idea to invest in travel insurance for scuba diving, because you never know what could happen and when you might need it (because accidents do happen!). I recommend this diving insurance as they offer worldwide coverage and focus on providing scuba divers a quality insurance and medical assistance service.
Now that you know all about the underwater world, you might want to start planning your scuba holiday! Check out our Amed Travel Review for information about how to get there, activities and excursions, where to stay, and more.