Amed: Cemuluk bay 


Sunset Cemeluk bay

Amed is a small fishing village situated on the north eastern tip of Bali. The Amed area consists of different bays divided by a mountainous area.
There is Amed, Cemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah and Selang bay which all have their hotels and restaurants. The people here live from fishing, salt collecting and tourism. On the outskirts of Amed, you can see traditional salt-panning.
The north east part of Bali receives less rain because it is in the lee of Mt.Seraya and
Mt.Agung, the highest volcano in Bali, see Activities in Bali.

Lipah bay

The snorkeling is very good in all the bays and can be done from the shore or go from bay to bay by the local boats called Jukungs.
Since the area is stretched out over 15km divided by hills and bays it is a good idea to have transportation over here. We can provide transportation in the form of driving your own car or a car with chauffeur.
From Amed you can do diving in Tulamben and vice versa. There is a wide range of accommodations in this area in every price category, most with a pool and their own restaurant. Many local and western style restaurants can be found in the different bays. Amed, although it is getting more busy, still breaths the local atmosphere of Bali.

Dive conditions Amed

False Clown anemonefish - Amphiprion ocellaris - and Banggai cardinalfish - Pterapogon kauderni

The easy conditions in the Amed area, Cemeluk, Bunatan and Lipah bay, make diving possible for all divers except Gili Selang which, due to currents with the possibility of down currents, is more suitable for experienced divers.
Cemeluk bay has two headlands with steep coral walls that drop-off dramatically to over 30 metres.

The water temperature is between 25°-28°C, but can be affected by thermo clines and the visibility is usually 14-22m.
Best time for diving is from May to October, although many places in Bali can be dived year round, see detailed weather graphs.

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Dive sites Amed

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Amed dive sites

Amed / Cemuluk reef - [1]

This site has a depth from 12 to 30 metres and is located on the left side of Cemeluk bay.
Visibility here will be between 15 and 30 metres depending on the season. There are many different kinds of Sponges and Gorgonians, and an abundance of marine life. At 30 metres you might see some resting White-tip reef sharks on the sandy bottom. Should there be any current you will have a relaxing drift dive.

Amed / Cemuluk wall - [2]

This site has a depth from 10 to 35 metres and is located on the right side of the bay. Visibility here will be between 15 and 30 metres depending on the season.
The walls are home to a large variety of fish and Corals, including Angelfish, Lionfish and the occasional White-tip reef shark. Gorgonian fans sprout from the walls and brightly coloured soft Corals coat their surface.

Bunutan - [3]

White point reef shark-Triaenodon obesus

An extraordinary dive for which some experience is needed.
The drop into the dive site from the local Jukung - outrigger boat - takes you down 25 metres through a field of Garden eels to the relatively undamaged reef.
Here an amazing variety and there for a spectacle of fish can be found.
White-tip reef sharks, Stingray, Barracuda and Honeycomb-moray eels all inhabit the reef here and are a photographer's dream.

Barbour's seahorse-Hippocampus histrix kaup

Lipah bay and wreck - [4]

Just a few metres away from the shore in shallow water lies a 20 metres long shipwreck of unknown origin.
The wreck is fully covered with healthy soft and hard Corals and is suited for all levels of divers and a famous snorkeling site.
Behind the wreck the "real" dive starts and brings you along a slope with Barrel sponges, hard Corals and Moray eels.
Under the right conditions Pipefish, Shrimp, Seahorses and Dragonfish can be found here.

Dive site Gili Selang

Gili Selang

This small island at the most eastern tip of Bali is a spectacular dive site. The currents here can be very unpredictable with regular up and down currents.
This large outcrop is separated from the mainland by a narrow, shallow channel.
Divers usually enter from in front of the nearby village in the protected eddy near the rock. As you drift near the island's outer face you'll find a wall covered with beautiful soft Corals.
If the currents aren't too strong, take a ride at a depth of 18 to 24m along this wall and look for the big fish like White-tip and Grey reef sharks, Dogtooth tuna's and Bumphead parrotfish. But watch out for the outgoing current which can make it difficult or even impossible to return!