Dive, Dive, Dive! Amed.
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We got to Amed. It was an expensive trip, costing about $33
USD in the end for the two and a half hour journey. Ouch!
We had gone off and on about doing our Advanced course or just doing fun dives. We chose the advanced course. Sweet! We got to Adventure Divers and quickly met the European couple who owned it. They’re both great and after a short talk with the owner/instructor, we decided on doing the course.
Our first dive!? The most famous dive site in Bali and surely one of the top places in all of
THIS was where we were headed first. Our dive course consisted of doing five specific dives. We were going to do a ‘deep dive’ to 30+ meters, a ‘wreck dive’ (obviously), a ‘night dive’ (torch lit, sounds scary!), a ‘navigation dive’ (figuring out where to go), and a ‘peak performance buoyancy dive’ (to practice being buoyant so we’re not bumping coral, the sea floor, sharks, whatever).
Our first dive was the deep dive and we actually hit 34 meters (well over 100 feet!). The site was the best I’ve seen in my limited diving experience in
Our second dive would be the ‘wreck dive’ and we were going to be exploring a few of the more closed-off spaces. They aren’t really closed-off, but normally wouldn’t be included in a fun dive. The whole ship is wide open (no roofs or anything) so it’s not really a ‘true’ wreck dive we were told, for which we would need to do additional specialized training for. I had a ball, though, and again we were captivated the entire time. At one point our instructor pointed out a tennis ball sized hole in the sea floor and dropped a ping-pong sized stone into it. Huh? A few seconds later, a Mantis lobster appeared and pushed the stone out. Nuts!
We wrapped up our first diving day with a delicious lunch and then spent the rest of the afternoon doing nothing at all. Nice.