Amed Beach in Bali
Amed is a basically 14-km strip of costal fishing villages in Karangasem Regency on the east coast of Bali, Indonesia located approximately a 2 to 3 hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It’s a literally world away from the busy tourist places in South Bali such as Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud. Amed is laid back place on the beach, where the main source of revenue for locals is fishing. The walk on the beach at sundown, along all the traditional Balinese fishing boats, called jukungs is truly beautiful experience for every Bali traveler. Amed Beach became a favourite also among divers, particularly Jemeluk Bay and Lipah.
Diving Around Amed
Amed Bali has definitely earned its place amongst the best Bali Dive sites. It is possible to dive in Amed all year round. The best spots to dive are Pyramids and Pyramids Wall, Drop Off, Melasti (muck dive) and Ghost Bay (muck dive). There is countless marine life to encounter on dives in Amed, from small coral fishes like the clown or damel fish, lionfish or puffer fish, to larger pelagics such as sharks and the season even the rare sunfish mola mola. Divers in Amed enjoy comfortable and easy diving in Bali with good visibility, conditions and usually only very mild currents.
Snorkeling in Amed
The best part about snorkeling in Amed is that there is really no need to use a boat. The coral reefs are quite literally right offshore and you can easy swim. When you want to make a splash in in Amed consider to book our top-rated snorkeling tours in Bali. When snorkleing in Amed Bali remember that Amed Beach is a black volcanic sandy beach. The most visited spot for snorkeling in Amed is Jemeluk Bay. If you in Bali on your family holiday this is the place you can snorkel with your kids too. Other snorkeling spots in Amed are Lipah Beach, Kembali Beach Bungalows Reef, Bunutan – Selang Beach and Japanese Amed shipwreck. All of them have various species of tropical fish and great coral gardens.
History of Amed
Amed in Bali was once best known for its traditional salt farming. The area name Amed is taken from one of its seven villages. The other six are called Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang and Banyuning. Amed is on of the youngest tourist developed places in Bali. It was only in 2000 that asphalt was laid on the roads. Locals from Amed live mostly from fishing, salt-making and now from tourism. The remote nature and the generally harsh farming environment, meant area of Amed was one of the poorest area in Bali. As all parts of Bali, the weather here is generally good all year round.
Things to do in Amed Bali
- Watch salt being made
- Go wreck snorkeling
- Do Mount Agung Sunrise Trekking
- Do East Bali Tour
- Trek the Amed countryside
- Take a ride on traditional fishing boat Jukung
- Definitely go Scuba Diving in Amed
If you like wrecks try our Wreck Explorer Special Bali Diving to see all the wrecks the Amed area has to offer.