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.
Amed is a perfect place for Underwater Macro Photography and Muck Diving:
Due to its proximity of the Mount Agung volcano, the sand is black and it makes a really great and unusual contrast with the colourful coral and critters.
A chance to spot the rare Ghost Pipefish, Pygmy Seahorse and the (very rare) and fascinating Mimic Octopus.
Most of the dive sites are shallow, meaning you spend more time underwater, checking out the underwater splendours.
Very light current and good visibility (ranges from 15 to 25 metres).
Some of the preferred dive sites for photography are Jemeluk and the artificial reef of Ghost Bay and the Japanese Wreck. If you’re feeling brave, you can venture out for a dive at night!