September is the beginning of the best period for muck diving in Amed. When people think about scuba diving in tropical waters they generally imagine epic sceneries with rich coral reefs and loads of colorful fish schooling as far as you can see. They are not wrong, diving Amed’s coral reef sites is a truly magical experience, as the ocean casts its spell on you.
Marine life around Amed has an amazing ability to find home and shelter and in the strangest and most unexpected of places – including at Amed’s much diving sites. The black sand beaches and sloping sandy dive sites are packed full of weird and wonderful critters which we seek out when muck diving. You may think there’s nothing else to see other than sand and gravel, short soft corals and just a couple of small fishes. But suddenly you start to see weird, small critters everywhere you look – but you have to look closely!
At first, you might just notice two eyes on top of the sand, observing you but as you look closer you realize it’s an octopus searching for prey. Other surprises include finding the head of a snake eel just pointing out from the sand, or a motionless piece of orange sponge, which reveals itself to actually be a frogfish. Every dive and every sighting when we are muck diving Amed is a complete surprise! As you start to search for small species and those which are most camouflaged, you are sure to be amazed by what you find. Nudibranches, crabs, shrimps, hidden fishes are all here waiting to be uncovered and what looked like a deserted sand patch starts to show you the astonishing life it shelters.
So if you want to try muck diving Amed and see some of Indonesia’s most bizarre and unusual critters, come and visit us at Two Dish Divers Amed. Our beautiful seafront resort gives us easy access to some of Bali’s most famous dive sites! If you want to develop your skills while you are muck diving Amed, why not take your next level of PADI Course with us too?
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