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“Worth the drive to dive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amed Beach

Amed Beach
Desa Tulamben, Kec Kubu, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Karangasem
Type: Outdoors
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Fremantle, Australia
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“Worth the drive to dive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

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.

Visited February 2014
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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“hidden underwater paradise :))”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

a haven for fans of fishing and diving, ... exotic natural beauty, the friendliness of the local people and the beauty of the underwater world is a perfect blend as a place to visit, ... camping on the shores of the sea and paint over the hill by the sea truly a memorable adventure, as well as panoramic and diversity of the underwater world is a memorable diving experience :))

Visited December 2013
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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“Snorkelling at Amed Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I travelled from Kuta all the way to Amed beach for almost 3 hours. The journey wasn't enjoyable as the road was winding and bumpy. However, Amed was really a beautiful place. The location of the ship wreck was just less than 50m from the shore and it was about 10m deep. Water is relatively clean as compared to that of Kuta. There are all kinds of fishes swimming around you and there are corals just right below your feet as well. Although I have seen even more colourful corals on West coast of Malaysia, the abundance of corals can be quite fascinating. You are free to swim around with the fishes. However, be aware of jelly fish. My friends and I got stung by them. They did provide some vinegar to sooth the pain though. All in all, I would still recommend this place if you like snorkelling.

Visited January 2014
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“My first time to do snorkeling, and amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The shore is filled with dark sands, but I think its more of a black volcanic stones. And to do snorkeling you don't have to go far away to the sea, just few steps from the ground you will found this amazing sea ecosystem.
I recommend you to bring your own google, but they rent it there though. Very exciting experience.

Visited December 2013
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“Clear water, easy snorkelling, black sand”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We love the peacefulness of Amed - it's like going back to the old Bali. We came for this and the snorkelling, though the water was a bit rough after some stormy weather which made the visibility poorer than usual. There are no hawkers on the beach which is a nice change from Kuta, Legian etc.

Good coral and fish life just 50-100 mts off shore and clean, clear water. The black sand gets very hot underfoot, so footwear is required to walk on the beach unless you are right at the water line.
A nice place to while away a few days in peace and tranquility.

Visited December 2013
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