Amed Dive Site
Amed is a 1 ½ hour drive from Padang Bai and has some of the best macro life in Bali. Set against a backdrop of black sand and often stunning walls, it is a great place to take some truly memorable photographs.
Pyramids: 5 minutes from the main beach in Amed, Pyramids is a sandy slope that leads down to a series of man-made pyramids- hence the name! The pyramids are made out of a mixture of tires and metal boxes and house some extraordinary macro life. If you get far enough along the site for you to turn the corner, the sandy bottom turns into a beautiful wall where there is sometimes a good chance of spotting turtles.
Jemeluk: A 2 minute boat ride from the main beach in Amed, Jemeluk is probably one of the most spectacular wall dives of Bali.
Bunutan: A 10 minute boat ride from the main beach on Amed, Bunutan is a sandy slope with occasional large coral bommies. Moray eels, lion fish and nudibranchs can easily be found here.
Amed Ghost Bay: From Divers Café we simply walk to the beach and dive Amed Ghost Bay, where you can see the artificial reef.
Rare species like the clown frog fish (Antennarius maculatus), different kinds of ghost pipe fish (Solenostomus paradoxus), mimic octopuses (Thaumoctopus mimeticus), huge stone fishes (Synaceia verrucosa), amazing crabs, tiny juvenile lion fishes (Pterois volitans), pigmy seahorses (Hyppocampus bargibanti), razor fish (Aeoliscus strigatus), just to mention a few, can be found at Amed Ghost Bay. Photographers from all over the world come here to take pictures of these rarely found species.
Jemeluk Kayu Putih: From Amed village we board a Jukung (the traditional outrigger boat), which will take us to our dive spot. Jemeluk Kayu Putih is a drop off, about -25m deep and just perfect for a second dive.
The highlight is a pinnacle, which erects from a depth of -25m forming a scenic swim-through at -20m. The -5 m safety stop is highly entertaining. This dive is a drift dive with a mild current. The following boat picks the divers up and makes the dive very comfortable.
Amed Wall: From Amed village we board a Jukung to Jemeluk where we start diving in a shallow area of -3 to -8m in a wonderful coral garden. You may see turtles, parrotfish and a huge variety of smaller creatures.
A moderate current will guide us in about 10 minutes to the drop off, which drops to a depth of -35m. It is beautifully grown with soft coral and any possible species of reef fish can be found there. White- and black-tip reef sharks pop in occasionally to patrol their feeding ground. At a depth of -27 m is a sandy field highly populated with blue-spotted stingrays (Taeniura lymma). The coral garden starts right off the beach in Jemeluk and is one of Bali’s best snorkelling areas.