Amed Diving Day Trip: 2 dives
Amed is a fisherman village, located 2 hours from Sanur, on the North East coast of Bali, not far from Tulamben. The journey to Amed is beautiful as you pass charming typical villages and wind your way through rice fields that reveal the silhouette of the Agung volcano (the tallest in Bali) in the background.
The village of Amed is quite spread out along the coast and is made up of several bays, which are all sheltered from wind and waves, and are favorable for diving. Relaxing and authentic in atmosphere, the diving is accessed from a traditional boat called a jukung (similar to a large canoe with stabilizers on either side). From its paradise-like, crystal-clear waters, its traditional salt-makers, and its view of the Mount Agung volcano, Amed is sure to give you a feeling for the traditional Balinese culture.
Bali is at the heart of the Coral Triangle which contains more than 3000 species of fish and 700 species of coral that populate the oceans and seas of Indonesia. The rich biodiversity of the sea floor attracts underwater photographers, naturalists, and divers that are passionate about marine biology. Macro-lovers will be delighted to see the famous pink pigmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti Whitley).
The Dive Sites:
DAY TRIP DESCRIPTION:
- Pick-up from hotel by the Atlantis Dune bus
- Depart Sanur around 8:00am
- Arrive in Amed around 10:30am
- 1 pool session (for introduction divers)
- 1st dive (morning)
- Lunch included at the restaurant
- 2nd dive (afternoon)
- Return to Sanur around 6:00 or 6:30pm
- Drop off to hotel by the Atlantis Dune bus