There’s certain fascination in wall diving. To take a plunge for dozens of meters deep into the darkness of blue, descending a vertical facades feels just like jumping to the unknown. In the same time, it also pampers you with a scenic galore of hard and soft corals from all shapes and colours, sea fans, gorgonians, and many other marine life covering the reefs. Being off the wall give you a sensation like no other; it’s like entering the mysterious part of the world while the sheer size of the wall will make you feel small and insignificant compared to the grandiose of the nature. Here in Bali, you can have one of the best wall diving in Amed, a small seaside village in the island that has been known for its superb diving site.
How to Access Wall Diving in Amed
Located just right of the bay, the Amed wall is accessible just by 5 minutes of boat ride from the Amed Beach. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also reach the site by a short swim! The impressive wall starts as a sloping reefs, where the famous Amed’s pyramids sits. It gradually turns into a dramatic drop off, stretching down to 40 meters deep below.
Who can Dive in Amed Wall?
Despite the actual length of the wall, this Amed diving site is actually accessible for everyone. The water here is quite calm with a bit of currents and the visibility ranges from 15m – 30m. Divers could dive from 10 meter to 30 meter and deeper. That means even beginners could have their wall dive experience without any problem here.
What to See When Diving in Amed Wall
The Amed Wall is blooming with life! It’s covered with colourful corals and beautiful gorgonians. You can spend minutes getting fascinated by abundant corals that make up the reefs. Macro life flourish between the healthy corals and sponges; you could spot shrimps, crabs, and nudibranch crawling around the reef surface. The wall is busy with lion fish, puffer fish, angelfish, and many other school of tropical fishes going round and about. In 30 meters deep, you can have a chance of meeting the famous pygmy pink seahorse! In the minuscule height of just 6 mm, they live in disguise between the gorgonian fans. These shy creatures blended so perfectly with their host gorgonian that it need to take trained eyes and concentration to recognise them!
Descending down deeper to the inky depths below, you might meet the white tip sharks, black tip sharks, and other pelagic patrolling the reef. Among other diving site in Amed, we think the Wall is one of the most rewarding.
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What to Bring for the Amed Wall Dive
Aside from your regular dive gears, you might want to bring a reef hook and a torch. The reef hook would come handy in times currents swept the site. You might also want to have a dive computer with you, which will set alarm once certain depth is achieved.
Enjoy your wall dives!