Amed lies on the North- Eastern tip of Bali, about two and a half hours drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. In Amed, you will find quiet beaches, reefs and the traditional Balinese way of life.
Amed refers to a long stretch of coast running from the village of Culik about 10 km eastwards and incorporating several villages, such as Amed, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang, Banyuning and Aas. Amed’s inhabitants live from fishing, salt- making and tourism. The pace of life here is slow and the coastal scenery quite stunning making Amed the perfect place for a relaxed holiday in Bali.
This is the most commonly used base for visitors wishing to dive the USAT Liberty wreck in Tulamben (30 minutes drive) and to discover the spectacular sites around Amed
The exceptionally rich underwater flora and fauna in this region of Bali is a result of the combination of the ‘Indonesian ‘through flow’ and its location (only 8 degrees from the equator in the world’s richest marine bio-geographic zone).
The Indonesian ‘through flow’ pushes plankton rich water from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean through the Lombok straits (between Bali and Lombok). This plankton attracts fish, attracting bigger fish, attracting bigger fish and so on.