It’s a type of scuba diving that focuses on small marine life such as crustaceans, mollusks, and other aquatic creatures. Macro divers typically use specialized underwater cameras to capture close-up images and video of these creatures, often found in shallow waters like coral reefs and kelp forests. The diving is usually done in a slow and controlled manner, with divers often staying in one area for an extended period of time to observe and photograph the marine life. Macro diving can be challenging due to the small size of the creatures and the need to be close to them to get good images, but it can also be very rewarding as it allows divers to see and appreciate the intricacies of the marine world that are often overlooked.
Amed is known for its macro life, often overlooked by divers. Muck diving refers to diving in areas with sandy or muddy bottoms, where a variety of unusual and exotic marine life can be found. These sites are home to a diverse array of marine creatures, including frogfish, seahorses, octopus, ghost pipefish, and many species of nudibranchs. These are just a few examples of the many species of macro life that can be found in Amed.