Dive Bali: Amed
Diving Bali: Amed. It is a little fisherman village, located a 45 minute drive from our dive shop, is famous not only for its excellent dive sites but also for their continued use of traditional sea-salt extraction methods. Up until 1997, all the reefs in Jemeluk Bay were the definition of healthy; they were covered by hard coral, barrel sponges, and gorgonias.
Due to effects of El Nino in 1998, the bay suffered coral bleaching and loss of marine life. In order to help the reef recover, artificial reefs were implanted along the coast. The success of these reefs are evident today; they are covered by corals are home to a great variety of macro life, reef fishes, and hock bill turtles. In the blue, you will also have the chance to see white tip sharks, black tip sharks, big groupers, jack fish, tunas, and eagle rays.
Due to its location in a protected bay, this spot is ideal for beginners and experience divers alike.
PYRAMIDS & CORAL GARDEN
This unique dive site is home to a coral garden and pyramidal structures sloping down until 30 meters. You can observe barrel sponges, soft and hard corals, feather stars and gorgonias. It is also home to diverse macro life such as leaf scorpion fish, goths pipe fish, stone fish, frog fish, lion fish, nudis, cleaner shrimps and crabs. All kind of reef fish come to the reef to be cleaned and seek protection from larger predators.
The pyramidal structures lie in a black sandy bottom where many blue spotted stingrays, schools of barracudas, surgeon fish and garden eel live.
This dive ends on the top of the very healthy reef very rich in color and biodiversity.
Usually we dive this spot drifting in a small current. It is perfect for beginners and underwater photographers.
Diving Bali – Amed DROP OFF
The drop off is located in the west of Jemeluk Bay.
You start the dive on the top of the platform, a beautiful coral garden very colorful and full of life. The platform slopes down slowly, ending in a wall that drops down to more than 40 meters.
The wall is totally covered by soft and hard corals, huge sea fan, sponge, crynoideas and gorgonias.
On the blue you can see big pelagic passing by and on the wall a big biodiversity of reef fish. At the end of the bay the topography changes. There the wall is facing the open sea and you can observe the sandy bottom covered by big bomies, gorgonias, home of pigmy sea horse. Here we also have the chance to see black tip sharks, napoleon wrasser, barracudas, humphead parrot fish and tunas. During the months from july and november we can occasionally observe Oceanic sun fish.
Drift dive suitable for all levels.
Diving Bali, Amed – BUNUTAN
This is one of the highlights of diving in Bali in the Amed area! Drift dive along Bunutan and experience the sandy bottom covered by huge sea fans and table corals attracting an incredible amount of different reef fish. You can also spot schools of bumphead parrot fish, jack fish and black tip sharks. Suitable for experienced divers.
This small, steel wreck is located in shallow water (~6 meters). It lays in a coral garden totally covered by gorgonias, sponges, black coral bushes attracting all kind of reef fish. The most interesting part of this dive is not the wreck itself but the reef, especially in shallow water where the corals are healthy and colorful.
You can see barrel sponge, gorgonia, huge table coral where many reef fish find shelter. You have the chance to spot pigmy seahorses, ghost pipe fish, sea slug, shrimps and many scorpion fish and also big barracudas in the cleaning station.
This dive is exposed to waves and currents. You only can dive there during optimal conditions.
Beautiful dive site only suitable to experience divers.
Watch this video, a normal day diving in Bali: Amed