Bali is one of the most renown diving hotspots in the world. Every year, thousands of people come to visit the Isle of Gods and its underwater landscape. The reason to that is the extremely diverse marine fauna and flora you can encounter while diving in Bali.
Diving in the Coral Triangle
Bali is located in the Coral Triangle, an area of the Pacific Ocean that concentrates the biggest marine biodiversity in the world. 30% of the world coral population is located in this area and is home to more than 35% of the reef fish species. This unique location makes it logically a true paradise for divers.
Many beautiful encounters can, therefore, happen in Amed, one of the diving capitals of South-East Asia, thanks to its unique marine fauna and flora. There are a few iconic species that you may be so lucky to spot while diving with us, in Amed and in Tulamben.
A real-life aquarium
You can be sure to see a huge variety of tropical fish, corals, nudibranchs and other crustaceans while diving in Amed. If you get extra lucky, you might get to encounter some of the local underwater stars, such as humphead parrotfish, pygmy seahorses, reef sharks and turtles.
When diving in the Northeastern part of Bali, you will be immersed in an underwater world full of life and colours. All the dive sites offered by Abyss Dive Center Bali are preserved from fishing, as a deal was made between the local dive centres and the fishermen. The dive sites are off limits fishing-wise, and in exchange, fishermen have the monopoly when it comes to taking divers on dive sites by boat. This agreement allows the underwater flora and fauna of Amed to develop in peace where we take people diving.
At Abyss Dive Center Bali, it is paramount for us to have the least impact possible on the wildlife while exploring the underwater world of Bali. You will never see us touch or bother the marine fauna and flora of Amed, and we strongly encourage you to do the same while diving with us. The Coral Triangle is home to a fragile ecosystem that is currently under hardship considering the industrialisation of the world, pollution and global warming. The least we can do is to make sure that our presence underwater doesn’t add to these threats.
There are a few things you can do to help us respect this environment. First of all, don’t use any sunscreen, as it is toxic for corals, and you won’t need it underwater, where there’s no risk of sunburn. Second of all, try to maximise your stabilisation underwater to stay above the bottom. Finally, remember that your feet are longer than usual since you are wearing fins, so try and don’t kick anything by accident.