Amed has some good snorkelling within metres of the shore. A reef follows the majority of the coastline and is quite close. Due to the limited number of visitors to the area and a growing conservation awareness among the locals, the sea life is healthy and abundant. There is a small wooden wreck in only 1.5 m of water off Lipah Beach, however this is not the World War II “Japanese Wreck”. David Pickels’ book on diving in Bali described this dive site for the first time back in 1999 as the Lipah Bay Wreck, and he admitted his mistake in the meantime. Matter of fact is that the real Japanese shipwreck is not located in Lipah Bay at all, but just a few kilometres further east along the coast, in the village of Banyuning and is great for diving & snorkelling with abundant coral & fish life – this dive site is locally known among the dive operators as the “Japanese Wreck” and is clearly signposted with ample car parking.
Here is the option for your snorkeling trip (The price is per pax and including snorkeling gear for each person and entering ticket):
- JAPANESE SHIP WRECK
- JEMELUK BEACH /WALL
- USA LIBERTY SHIP WRECK