Bali offers a variety of excellent and diverse diving and snorkeling spots that offer fun and adventure for divers of all experience levels. Photographers come from all over the world to take pictures of the rare species that are here in Bali. Certainly snorkeling and diving in Bali is a great experience and there is much more to see than just the famous US Liberty shipwreck in Tulamben.
Amed Dive Center is located right in the center of many excellent dive sites that can be reached within a short time by car or boat.
We approach Batu Niti by boat. Deep divers may dive up to 50 meters or more. We find here turtles, barracuda and many other species in an area that is covered with beautiful hard coral, sponge, gorgonian and sea fan. Here in Batu Niti we saw Mola Mola, the famous Sunfish!
We approach Batu Dawa by boat. The dive site is located next to the pearl farming area north of Amed. We usually dive down to around 30m and have a good chance to encounter reef sharks, turtles and barracudas. The wall is covered with hard coral and large sponges.
Amed Ghost Bay is located right in front of Hotel Uyah Amed & Spa Resort and Amed Dive Center and we regard it as our house reef. From Amed Dive Center we simply walk to the beach and dive Amed Ghost Bay, where you can see our artificial reef that Amed Dive Center is building since 2003. (For details please see ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES). Rare species like the clown frog fish, different kinds of ghost pipe fish, mimic octopuses, huge stone fishes, amazing crabs, tiny juvenile lion fishes, seahorse, razor fish, 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. Visit Bali, come to Amed and check it out.
Amed Pyramids is one of the most popular dive sites of Amed, Bali. At Amed Pyramid dive site you find of a natural coral reef combined with an artificial reef consisting of pyramids made of hollow concrete blocks, constructed by Balinese diving associations in 1995. The 20 pyramids of various sizes are teeming with life. You find shrimps, moray eel, lionfish, scorpionfish, pygmy seahorse and octopus. It is likely to encounter green turtles, blue spotted stingrays and a large variety of nudibranches. A paradise for underwater photographers! Late afternoon there is a good chance to see reef sharks, barracudas and giant trevallys patrolling the area.
From Amed Pyramids we may continue to dive Amed little wall. Amed little wall 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
From Amed village we go by traditional Jukung (outrigger boat), or speed boat to the dive site at 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 min 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. The coral garden starts right off the beach in Jemeluk and is one of Bali’s best snorkelling areas.
Congang Beach is the extension of Amed wall and is approached with our dive boat. This wall drops off to a depth of 45m and we dive it in a nice and convenient drift dive. We usually see sharks, barracudas, lobster, turtles and sting rays.
We approach Barracuda Point with our speed boat. We jump into the water at an extensive eel garden and dive down to a depth of about 35m. Between large sponges we drift through a remarkable spectacle of fish. Huge barracudas outnumber and outsize the reef sharks that don’t seem to be too shy to come and have a closer look. Large moray eels and stingrays inhabit the reef and even the sunfish mola mola occasionally appears here. This dive site is just a must for all lovers of big fish!
We approach Blue Moon by our boat. Blue Moon is one of our favorite dive spots because we drift through a fish soup in beautiful scenery with under water canyons. Sponges in spectacular sizes are scattered around and all kinds of hard coral are found here. Sharks, large moray eels, napoleon fish, sting rays and even occasionally bullrays appear in this area. The 5m stop is gorgeous being surrounded by thousands of little, colorful reef fish.
We usually approach the Javanese ship wreck by our dive boat but it is also possible to go there by car and dive straight from the beach. A rather small (about 10 meter long) wooden ship wreck (we think it is fishing boat that came from Java) is lying just a few meters from the beach on a depth of just a few meters in a beautiful coral garden and is therefore also a perfect spot for snorkeling. Divers usually go around the corner and dive deeper to about 25m with a fair chance to encounter an eagle ray or two. Napoleon fish, turtles, striped catfish, sting rays, sea fan and nudibranches can bee seen at the Javanese ship wreck.
We approach Kusambi by our boat. Kusambi is special for its spectacular soft corals but has usually quite a strong current. It is worth the effort because this dive site is special indeed. Sting rays, eagle rays and sharks inhabit this area as well as gorgonians, sponges and sea fans.
We approach Gili Selang by our boat. Gili Selang is a huge rock right at the most eastern point of Bali. This dive site is beautiful for its location and its soft corals but fierce currents make it quite tricky for the diver. We have to check the tide and the conditions carefully before we dive this spot. It offers reward with its huge under water rocks covered with colorful soft coral and surrounded by all kinds of fish.