East Bali Underwater Escapades🤿
East Bali offers several fantastic snorkeling spots that showcase the region's vibrant marine life and stunning underwater landscapes. Here are some of our favorite snorkeling and freediving spots in East Bali. If you’d like a more extensive or tailored travel guide, feel free to reach out: IG @thrillseekr_chronicles 📧nuymotion@gmail.com
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Amed

Amed is a charming coastal village known for its black sand beaches and diverse marine biodiversity. The sea is calm, and there are coral reefs near the shore in shallow waters with perfect conditions for exploring the underwater world! 

Jemeluk Bay

Jemeluk Bay snorkelling spot
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🤿 You can freely explore the coral formations that have grown along the eastern edge of the small bay (on your right when facing the sea). The reef drop-off is just 20 to 70 meters away from the beach, so you can easily reach it by swimming with your fins. 🐠 Expect to see moorish idol, butterflyfish, emperor anglefish, boxfish, sixbar wrasse, titan triggerfish and beautiful corals. There is also an underwater temple also known for underwater post office. 🚫 Be careful when in the water, since many small fishing boats move over the area. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Lipah Beach

Lipah Beach
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🤿 It's best to jump in the water during high tide when the water level is higher above the reef. During low tide, the reef becomes visible on the water's surface. Look out for a sign near Vienna Beach Resort that shows a designated channel for entering the water, and try to avoid the rocks and corals as much as you can. 🐠 Expect to see moorish idol, parrotfish, blackbelly triggerfis, sea turtles, sea snake, blue spotted ray and beautiful corals. 🚫 You might want to steer clear of the area on the west side of the beach since the sea can get pretty wild and dangerous there. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Japanese Shipwreck

Japanese Ship Wreck Point
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🤿 You can spot the Japanese Wreck easily—it's right in front of Kawi Karma Beach Cottages & Restaurant and marked by one or two black buoys. The wreck is fragmented into multiple sections. The initial parts of the wreck are submerged in just 15 to 20 meters from the shoreline, in shallow waters. However, the bow of the ship is situated approximately 50-60 meters away from the shore. The Japanese Wreck rests on a seabed ranging from 6 to 60 feet (2 to 20 meters) deep, but it generally rises 3 to 18 feet (1 to 6 meters) above the water's surface. 🐠 The Japanese Wreck is among Bali's top shallow wrecks and holds historical significance as a Japanese patrol boat that got stranded on the Balinese coast during World War II. As you snorkel above this structure adorned with various hard and soft corals, you'll have the opportunity to observe a multitude of reef fish like trumpetfish, cardinalfish, bannerfish, surgeonfish, damselfish, and butterflyfish. 🚫 Be careful with waves when the condition is rough and be mindful of the busy boat traffic in the area while you're there. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Amed Pyramids

Amed Beach
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🤿 You can enter the water between Water Sports and the Warung Pyramids restaurant, where the reef begins. The recommended snorkeling spot includes the coral reef along this section of Amed beach, ranging from approximately 2 to 4 meters deep. For more exploration, you can also venture to the "pyramids" situated in the sandy areas near the base of the natural reef, which can be found at depths of around (6 to 12 meters). 🐠 Expect to see Sunburst butterflyfish, Moorish idols, titan triggerfish and trumpetfish are some of the most common fish species found on the reef. But it is especially the hawksbill sea turtles that make the reputation of this spot. 🚫 Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Tulamben

This is our favorite spot for freediving. Located northeast of Amed, Tulamben is famous for the 125m USAT Liberty shipwreck, which sank during World War II. Mainly visited by divers although the wreck is totally visible for snorkelers and freedivers as well since the top lies on 5 m deep only. You can also explore the Coral Garden just a few hundred meters further south from the wreck.

USAT Liberty Shipwreck
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☀️ Go on early morning for good visibility and calm water. 🐠 Expect to see ribbon eels, octopus, pufferfish, ghost pipefish, seahorses, leaffish, garden eels, lion fish, sea turtles and beautiful corals. 🤿 As there are no buoy to mark the shipwreck, you can enter from Tulamben beach and swim to the left for about 50m from the shore. 🚫 Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Blue Lagoon

Situated near Padangbai, the Blue Lagoon offers crystal-clear waters and a diverse range of marine creatures. The lagoon is teeming with colorful coral reefs, vibrant fish species, and the occasional sighting of reef sharks and turtles. It's an excellent spot for both snorkeling and diving.

Blue Lagoon Beach
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☀️ Best visit in the morning for good visibility and more calm condition. 🤿 You can enter the water from the left side of the beach to avoid stepping on rocks and coral. This spots also popular for diving. In the middle part you'll see white sandy sea bed and some colorful corals. 🐠 Expect to see cowfish, sea snake, moorish idol, murray, lion fish, turtles and titan triggerfish. 🚫 Be careful with current shift in the late afternoon. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy. 🥗 There's a restaurant (warung) on the beach where you can rent your snorkel gear.
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Tanjung Jepun

Located near Blue Lagoon, it's a hidden gem tucked away along the coastline, offering a tranquil and serene setting for snorkelers.

Tanjung Jepun
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☀️ Best visit in the morning for good visibility and more calm condition. 🤿 There are two options for reaching Tanjung Jepun. You can either take the jungle trails (refer to the map) or rent a small boat from Padangbai. Personally, we prefer hiking the trails with local fishermen. If you decide to hike, it's important to wear shoes or reef shoes since the rocks can be sharp. You can enter the water by jumping off the rocks, but be cautious when climbing back up as there may be sea urchins in the crevices between the rocks. 🐠 Expect to see hard and soft corals, artificial reef. Coral cat shark, filefish, porcupine fish, nudibranchs, sea moth, slipper lobster, trigger fish, reef sharks, ghost pipe fish, sting rays, turtle, crocodile fish, frogfish. 🚫 Be careful with current shift. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Tanjung Jepun hiking trails

At the entrance, there's a small shop where you can get a parking ticket for IDR 2000. You can park your scooter on the left side and then follow the stairs. Look for a small opening in the bushes; that's the path usually taken by local fishermen to go fishing. Walk for a few hundred meters, and you'll come across a pathway leading down to a rocky beach. Just be cautious as the way down can be steep.

Where to Stay in East Bali

Amed

The Griya Villas and Spa
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Mathis Lodge, Amed
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Life in Amed Bali Boutique Hotel
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Mejore Beach Hotel
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Candidasa

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The Forty Eight Resort
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Sagara Candidasa
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Hôtel Ganesh Lodge
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East Bali Underwater Escapades🤿
East Bali offers several fantastic snorkeling spots that showcase the region's vibrant marine life and stunning underwater landscapes. Here are some of our favorite snorkeling and freediving spots in East Bali. If you’d like a more extensive or tailored travel guide, feel free to reach out: IG @thrillseekr_chronicles 📧nuymotion@gmail.com
16 Places • 3 Saves • ago
Free

Amed

Amed is a charming coastal village known for its black sand beaches and diverse marine biodiversity. The sea is calm, and there are coral reefs near the shore in shallow waters with perfect conditions for exploring the underwater world! 

Jemeluk Bay

Jemeluk Bay snorkelling spot
@ThrillseekerChronicles
🤿 You can freely explore the coral formations that have grown along the eastern edge of the small bay (on your right when facing the sea). The reef drop-off is just 20 to 70 meters away from the beach, so you can easily reach it by swimming with your fins. 🐠 Expect to see moorish idol, butterflyfish, emperor anglefish, boxfish, sixbar wrasse, titan triggerfish and beautiful corals. There is also an underwater temple also known for underwater post office. 🚫 Be careful when in the water, since many small fishing boats move over the area. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Lipah Beach

Lipah Beach
@ThrillseekerChronicles
🤿 It's best to jump in the water during high tide when the water level is higher above the reef. During low tide, the reef becomes visible on the water's surface. Look out for a sign near Vienna Beach Resort that shows a designated channel for entering the water, and try to avoid the rocks and corals as much as you can. 🐠 Expect to see moorish idol, parrotfish, blackbelly triggerfis, sea turtles, sea snake, blue spotted ray and beautiful corals. 🚫 You might want to steer clear of the area on the west side of the beach since the sea can get pretty wild and dangerous there. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Japanese Shipwreck

Japanese Ship Wreck Point
@ThrillseekerChronicles
🤿 You can spot the Japanese Wreck easily—it's right in front of Kawi Karma Beach Cottages & Restaurant and marked by one or two black buoys. The wreck is fragmented into multiple sections. The initial parts of the wreck are submerged in just 15 to 20 meters from the shoreline, in shallow waters. However, the bow of the ship is situated approximately 50-60 meters away from the shore. The Japanese Wreck rests on a seabed ranging from 6 to 60 feet (2 to 20 meters) deep, but it generally rises 3 to 18 feet (1 to 6 meters) above the water's surface. 🐠 The Japanese Wreck is among Bali's top shallow wrecks and holds historical significance as a Japanese patrol boat that got stranded on the Balinese coast during World War II. As you snorkel above this structure adorned with various hard and soft corals, you'll have the opportunity to observe a multitude of reef fish like trumpetfish, cardinalfish, bannerfish, surgeonfish, damselfish, and butterflyfish. 🚫 Be careful with waves when the condition is rough and be mindful of the busy boat traffic in the area while you're there. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Amed Pyramids

Amed Beach
@ThrillseekerChronicles
🤿 You can enter the water between Water Sports and the Warung Pyramids restaurant, where the reef begins. The recommended snorkeling spot includes the coral reef along this section of Amed beach, ranging from approximately 2 to 4 meters deep. For more exploration, you can also venture to the "pyramids" situated in the sandy areas near the base of the natural reef, which can be found at depths of around (6 to 12 meters). 🐠 Expect to see Sunburst butterflyfish, Moorish idols, titan triggerfish and trumpetfish are some of the most common fish species found on the reef. But it is especially the hawksbill sea turtles that make the reputation of this spot. 🚫 Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Tulamben

This is our favorite spot for freediving. Located northeast of Amed, Tulamben is famous for the 125m USAT Liberty shipwreck, which sank during World War II. Mainly visited by divers although the wreck is totally visible for snorkelers and freedivers as well since the top lies on 5 m deep only. You can also explore the Coral Garden just a few hundred meters further south from the wreck.

USAT Liberty Shipwreck
@ThrillseekerChronicles
☀️ Go on early morning for good visibility and calm water. 🐠 Expect to see ribbon eels, octopus, pufferfish, ghost pipefish, seahorses, leaffish, garden eels, lion fish, sea turtles and beautiful corals. 🤿 As there are no buoy to mark the shipwreck, you can enter from Tulamben beach and swim to the left for about 50m from the shore. 🚫 Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Blue Lagoon

Situated near Padangbai, the Blue Lagoon offers crystal-clear waters and a diverse range of marine creatures. The lagoon is teeming with colorful coral reefs, vibrant fish species, and the occasional sighting of reef sharks and turtles. It's an excellent spot for both snorkeling and diving.

Blue Lagoon Beach
@ThrillseekerChronicles
☀️ Best visit in the morning for good visibility and more calm condition. 🤿 You can enter the water from the left side of the beach to avoid stepping on rocks and coral. This spots also popular for diving. In the middle part you'll see white sandy sea bed and some colorful corals. 🐠 Expect to see cowfish, sea snake, moorish idol, murray, lion fish, turtles and titan triggerfish. 🚫 Be careful with current shift in the late afternoon. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy. 🥗 There's a restaurant (warung) on the beach where you can rent your snorkel gear.
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Tanjung Jepun

Located near Blue Lagoon, it's a hidden gem tucked away along the coastline, offering a tranquil and serene setting for snorkelers.

Tanjung Jepun
@ThrillseekerChronicles
☀️ Best visit in the morning for good visibility and more calm condition. 🤿 There are two options for reaching Tanjung Jepun. You can either take the jungle trails (refer to the map) or rent a small boat from Padangbai. Personally, we prefer hiking the trails with local fishermen. If you decide to hike, it's important to wear shoes or reef shoes since the rocks can be sharp. You can enter the water by jumping off the rocks, but be cautious when climbing back up as there may be sea urchins in the crevices between the rocks. 🐠 Expect to see hard and soft corals, artificial reef. Coral cat shark, filefish, porcupine fish, nudibranchs, sea moth, slipper lobster, trigger fish, reef sharks, ghost pipe fish, sting rays, turtle, crocodile fish, frogfish. 🚫 Be careful with current shift. Don’t touch or harm the animals or the reef – you are in their habitat, protect and respect it. 👫🏾 Always swim, snorkeling/ freedive with a buddy.
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Tanjung Jepun hiking trails

At the entrance, there's a small shop where you can get a parking ticket for IDR 2000. You can park your scooter on the left side and then follow the stairs. Look for a small opening in the bushes; that's the path usually taken by local fishermen to go fishing. Walk for a few hundred meters, and you'll come across a pathway leading down to a rocky beach. Just be cautious as the way down can be steep.

Where to Stay in East Bali

Amed

The Griya Villas and Spa
@ThrillseekerChronicles
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Mathis Lodge, Amed
@ThrillseekerChronicles
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Life in Amed Bali Boutique Hotel
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Mejore Beach Hotel
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Candidasa

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The Forty Eight Resort
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Sagara Candidasa
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Hôtel Ganesh Lodge
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CURATED BY
Welcome to the realm of adrenaline and unforgettable journeys! We are a dynamic duo, a couple of passionate adventurers, illustrator, and videographers, dedicated to capturing and sharing the captivating tales of our global escapades. 🌏✈️🌌 From soaring mountaintops 🌋 to plunging into the mesmerizing depths of the ocean🌊 , from mastering the art of Muay Thai 🥊 to indulging in culinary delights from around the globe🍜, we are here to weave a visual tapestry that brings our thrilling experiences to life. Join us as we traverse uncharted territories, unveil hidden gems, and immortalize the raw beauty of our planet. 📍 Currently in Koh Tao, Thailand
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