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Top 5 Reasons You Should Go To Amed, East Bali For Your Diving

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Hidden amongst all the diving locations of Bali and surrounding islands is the vibrant friendly town of Amed.  From trying scuba for your first time, to taking your open water certification, progressing your career or just some awesome fun dives or macro photography dives, Amed is the hidden gem of diving in Bali. Diving in Amed should be on your bucket list for your Bali holiday.

Let’s look at why…..

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Amed is still a traditional Balinese village. This means genuine Balinese hospitality, excellent choice in local and international cuisine to tantalise your taste buds as you regale your dive buddies after your dive. Don’t forget your accommodation options keep getting better and better. From private villas, to hotels, hostels and homestays. Amed has everything to fit every budget and every food pallet.  There is a vibrant nightlife in Amed if you fancy a great night out, any night of the week. Amedians are super friendly, and you will not be disappointed with the welcome and hospitality you receive. Some of the bars offer a free pickup and drop off service. Don’t forget to try the local Arak (with honey and lemon if you prefer). There is nothing better than a nice of diving in Amed followed by a nice meal and a comfy bed. Dive, Eat, Sleep, repeat.


 Each dive in Amed has something different to offer. Over the past few years there have been some major initiatives to improve the coral growth and protection. During covid and the years since various organisation including the local professional dives association(P3A) have done some outstanding work to encourage coral growth.  There are some excellent dive sites in the Amed and Tulamben area with vibrant coral growth and marine life to match.  Each site will offer something different from Macro at Melasti , sweet lips at USAT Liberty shipwreck, ghost pipe fish and leaf scorpion fish in Jemeluk bay. Bigger stuff such as whale sharks and Mola Mola are not guaranteed but they do pop in and say hello from time to time.


Jemeluk Bay in Amed is perfectly suited due to calm water and little current. The waters around Amed are known to have calm waters and gentle currents , making your diving in Amed stress free. From people starting out with Try Scuba or their Open Water Course, Amed is really suited. Some other sites in Tulamben and Kubu can have strong waves  or current. Your local dive professionals will always use their expert judgement on dive site suitability. Other sites like Pryamids make for a fantastic drift dive, depending on your certification level.


Our motto. We firmly believe that once you dive with us in Amed for a  fun dive, course or try scuba you are part of The Ocean Tree Bali family. When resting on your surface interval at the various dive sites both local dive professionals and guests will happily engage and interact with you. In the live music venues you will have plenty of opportunity Needless to say post dive, while in many of the Warungs and restaurants and music venues you will have lots of opportunity to share your dive stories  with other divers about your diving in Amed.


The dive sites in the Amed and Tulamben area are suitable for all levels. From the must dive dive site of USAT Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben  Tulamben is only 30 minutes by car or dive truck from Amed. It’s a scenic drive and Tulamben offers some other excellent dive sites.  In Amed there is everything on offer from a nice drift dive at Pryamids, macro photography at Melasti to coral walls in Jemeluk or a boat dive with a traditional local boat called a Jukung. In Bunutan.

Plan your dive in Amed on our website: www.oceantreebali.com 



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About Author

Business Recovery Specialist turned scuba nut. Been visiting Bali since 2006. Visited Gili Trawangan in 2014 to do my open water course(SSI) with Manta Dive Gili Trawangan. After getting stuck on Bali at the start of the lockdown in April 2020, two things happened, firstly my local Balinese friends rallied round to make sure I was safe, fed and watered, and secondly when I got back to the UK I had left my heart behind me in Bali. Cliche I know, but after all the years of visiting Bali it just got progressively worse each time. Over the course of the summer of 2020I came up with the Dive Now Work Later concept. The purpose(still in development) is to help novice divers and people that want to learn to dive come to Bali , informed with everything in place having made informed choices about who to dive with, where to stay and how to get there from the airport.Stress and Hassle free. Living and working in Bali now since 2021.

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