Amed is pretty far from where we stay in Canggu but we enjoyed the drive by taking the less busy back roads to get there and by taking breaks on the way for meals etc. We found a wonderful back road from the top of the Kintamani mountains down to Tulamben using the maps on our iPhone... dont expect the map to reflect what you see on the ground and use the terrain and some creative interpretation and you will find a way. The standard of the roads was very good considering how few people use them. We dived the Japanese wreck at Amed during the wet season just after a downpour so there was some debris in the water (on top). Once you take a breath and dive the water is crystal clear... the locals say it is clearest in the dry season. Mask and snorkel hire is easy and the gear is good. The whole experience was wonderful and something to consider if you like driving and a bit of soft adventure. Perfect place to stay with kids who like the water.
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