Amed – Jemeluk
The divesites of Amed – Jemeluk
Amed refers to a long stretch of coast running from the village of Culik about 14 km eastwards incorporating the villages of Amed, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah and Selang
The pace of life here is slow and the coastal scenery quite stunning.
Amed offers shallow and sheltered slopes teeming with reef fish. However, in 1998, Amed was badly affected by coral-bleaching as a result of El Nino that affected the reef within the bay and down to 10 to 12 meters. Today the reef is recovering well and offers diving conditions more suited to those uncomfortable with the currents of the Strait.
Pyramids is an easy dive site which takes its name from the many artificial reefs. Indeed this dive site is made of many pyramid-shaped artificial reefs, home of amazing and vibrant marine life.
The dive is just a 5 minute boat ride away from the shore in a traditional Jukung. Between 12 – 25 metres you will find the pyramid-reefs colonised by a multitude of soft corals and fish as well as nudibranch. In the sand that stretches all along the reef, you will find an abundance of blue-spotted stingray gliding along the sea bed.
Pyramids is full of marine life, our experienced dive leaders will help you spot the leaf scorpion fish, stone fish, ghost pipefish fish and many other exotic creatures.
If you dive along the wall, you will start your journey after a shortboat trip in a traditional Balinese fishing boat (Jukung). You will make the dive along the steep wall, with a maximum depth of 40 metres, passing hard and soft corals, as well as gorgonians that cover massive rocks, encountering multicolored fish passing by, groupers lying on the floor and even trevally darting about in the blue.
If you decide to discover the reef, you could encounter the pink pigmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti). This species is endemic to Indonesia. It lives on sea fans and is able to change its coloration to blend almost entirely with its host fan. It is a pro in camouflage has it takes gorgonian’s colour and texture. This seahorse measures a couple of millimetres which makes it one of the smallest seahorse species in the world. Be gentle with this animal and adapt a proper code of conduct while diving there.
You will do your safety stop over a shallow plateau bathed in soft sunlight and fish, before being picked up by your Jukung.
This Bali dive site is 10-minute boat ride from the main Amed Beach, with sandy slope and occasional large coral bommies. Following with a gentle drift then start at with an eel garden to amazingly huge sponges, blue spotted rays, pink gorgonians, barracudas, moray eels, lion fish, nudibranches, and unbelievably abundant of reef fish at 25-30 m. Resident sharks are ready to welcome divers.
- Diver experience level: All levels (also excellent site for snorkeling)
- Start time: 8.30 – A scenic one hour drive from our dive center
- Dive site access: Shore & local ‘jukung’ boat
- Marine conditions: Reef wall, photography, muck diving
- Current: no current to moderate
- Depth: 3m – 40m
- Temperature: warm – 26-30 degrees
About the day :
- We collect you from your hotel around 8.00
- Depart dive center around 8.30
- Arrive in Amed around 9.30
(before the dive centers from the south of Bali)
- 1st dive around 9.45 – 10.00
- Lunch at the beach view restaurant
- 2nd dive around 12.30
- Return to dive center around 15.00
Price & Inclusions
Price for 2 Dives – starting from US$ 95
Hotel transfers (Candidasa Area), lunch, water & snack, use of towel, tanks, weights & guide.
(Outside Candidasa area pickup / drop available for surcharge)
US$ 20 / person for a full set: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins/boots, mask/snorkel
Additional Dive Computer / Torch US$ 7.50 per day