A visit to Bali is indeed mandatory to visit one of its exotic beaches. It feels like you haven’t been to Bali if you haven’t been to the beach.
As many people know, South Bali has a beautiful beach area, but did you know that the East Bali area also has exotic beautiful beaches.
Having the main attraction with natural underwater views with coral reefs that are still awake, and the condition of the beach that is still not too crowded will make your holiday atmosphere even more memorable.
Amed Village is a small fishing village on the northeastern side of Bali Island, which is located close to Tulamben Karangasem.
The rural atmosphere is still very strong in the Amed area. Most of the residents’ livelihoods work as fishermen.
However, along with the development of the Amed Bali tourism object and many hotels being built around the Amed beach, the work of some of the residents has shifted to the tourism sector.
There are hotel employees, diving guides, massage therapists on the beach, wholesalers, drivers and employees in the government sector.
Getting to know Amed Beach
When viewed from the shoreline, this area is not very attractive. With brownish black sand beach.
But who would have thought, if the sea waters of Amed Karangasem have the beauty of underwater life that is very well preserved.
Therefore, most tourists who vacation to Amed Karangasem, the main priority of tourists is not a vacation to the beach. Instead of doing snorkeling or diving activities.
On the beach there is a pool which is usually used as a place for diving practice. Some hotels provide diving learning facilities, ranging from beginner to professional classes.
Tourists will be accompanied by trained and experienced guides and supported by international standard diving equipment.
4 Favorite Diving Locations Amed Beach
1. Japanese Ship Wreck
A Japanese shipwreck that sank thousands of years ago can be a favorite diving location for visitors. Shipwrecks filled with corals and sea creatures such as leaf fish, sea horses, scorpion fish, and other types of marine fish further add to the uniqueness and aesthetic value of Amed’s underwater tourism. You can get to the location with the guidance of a professional.
2. Jemeluk Bay
In the depths of the sea about 5 to 25 meters you can see the temple buried under the ocean. The temple is used as a home for fish to breed or hide from predators.
Here you can experience diving with crabs, shrimp, turtles, sea horses, to white tip sharks at the Amed underwater diving point.
At this location, at a point of 10 to 40 meters you can see thousands of eels emerging from the sand on the seabed.
You can also see various types of fish such as tuna, seahorses, and Giant Trevally as well as several species of sharks swimming in this underwater diving area.
You can also find beautiful and colorful sea corals at a depth of 50 meters. This collection of ocean corals forms a vast coral garden of about 500 meters.
This reef is used as a home for marine animal species such as anemones, sea horses, and several species of small fish to breed and shelter from threatening predators.
When you want to visit this place, you have to use a boat from Jemeluk Beach. You can find various species of turtles, napoleon wrasse, sharks, and other fish species under the sea of Amed.
Amed Beach Location
Amed Beach is located on the eastern tip of the island of Bali, precisely in Amed Village, Karangasem, which is located in Abang sub-district, Karangasem district, Bali.
The location of the beach is quite far from Ngurah Rai international airport, which is about 3.5 hours by land or 102 kilometers. You will often encounter winding road conditions when you go to the Amed Beach location.
Due to the winding road to get to this beach, it is highly recommended that you rent a car and a trusted driver (who already understands the way to the beach).
When you are on this beach, you can use two or four-wheeled vehicles to get around. You can easily find two motorbike rentals in this village.