Frequently Asked Questions


Can I book a private guide?

Booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, we can arrange a private guide for you for an additional fee. If booking within 2 weeks of your diving day, it is subject to availability.

Do you offer PADI courses?

Yep! All of our instructors are both SSI and PADI-certified. If you would prefer a PADI course, contact us for more details.

What are the ocean conditions like in Amed?

We enjoy warm waters year-round ranging from 25°-30°C (77°-86°F). Typically we see calm and flat seas, making it simple to enjoy shore diving. On average, visibility can range from 12m-25m. During the months of August and September, we can experience bigger waves which can affect visibility in shallow water. Similarly, during the months of January to March, visibility can be affected by the rainy season.

Are you fit to dive?
  • No need to be an Olympic athlete to venture beneath the surface, but we do need you in reasonably good health. Check out the medical form, which is a required document to begin any SSI dive course. If you feel that the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of these medical questions, you will need to be signed off by a doctor prior to your dive course.
  • Here is the medical form: TR-MEDICAL-DIVER_English-Metric.pdf


What if there is an emergency? Where is the nearest recompression chamber to Amed?
  • There are two hyperbaric chambers in Bali. The closest is a 2-hour drive from Amed at Kasih Ibu Hospital and the second is located a 2.5-hour drive at Sanglah Hospital.
  • We have Emergency Oxygen available at our dive center with a fully stocked first aid kit. Several dive sites have on-site Emergency Oxygen as well. Our drivers carry a first aid kit and an emergency action plan in the car should such an event arise.
Do I need dive insurance?
  • We strongly recommend everyone come prepared with their own travel, medical, and diving insurance. Diving insurance will protect you in the unlikely event of a diving accident or decompression sickness. We are happy to assist you with registration for a short-term diving insurance plan with Dive Assure.
  • If you are registered for a beginner course or program such as Try Scuba, Scuba Diver, or the Open Water Course, you will be automatically given diving insurance through SSI’s partnership with Dive Assure.


What is the best way to get to Amed?
  • From Ngurah Rai International Airport / South Bali - The best way to reach Amed from south Bali or Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is through a private car or taxi. The scenic trip will take you about 2.5 hours and the price will fluctuate based on your specific departure location. Let us know if you would like us to assist you in booking a car, we have several trusted drivers that are available to pick you up.
  • From the Gili Islands - The easiest way to reach Amed would be to book a fast boat service to Padangbai. We can arrange a driver to pick you up in the harbor in Padangbai and you should arrive in Amed about an hour later.
  • From Nusa Penida - There are several boats running from Nusa Penida back to mainland Bali. The quickest and most direct way to Amed is to book a fast boat from Nusa Penida to Kusamba port. This trip takes around 25 minutes. From Kusamba take a private driver/taxi 1.5 hours up the coast to Amed. Alternatively, a cheaper option is to book the slow ferry from Nusa Penida to Padang Bai. This trip is longer (about 1.5 hrs by boat), with less departure time options, followed by the same 1.5 hour drive up to Amed. We are happy to organize your pickup from any of the ports with one of our trusted drivers.
Where should I go if I get sick in Amed?

Your health and safety are our top priority, which is why we want you to know that there are good clinic options available in Amed in case you fall ill during your stay.

  • Bali Sehat is a newer clinic located less than 10 min drive from central Amed, with helpful and English-speaking staff.
  • A bit more centrally located you will find Amed Medical. This clinic is more catered to tourists so be sure to have your travel insurance and wallet ready.

We hope you never need this information, but better safe than sorry.

Are there any ATMs in Amed?

As Amed is a smaller town, cash is still king around here! You’ll find that a lot of the smaller warungs and shops won’t accept cards for payment, so it's best to come prepared. There are a couple of ATMs on either side of town- one in ADI Shop, Solaluna Mart, and the other in Indomaret, however sometimes they run low on cash or are down for service. We always suggest to our guests to grab some cash in one of the bigger cities on your way here, just to be safe.

Can I use Grab or Gojek in Amed?

Ridesharing apps like Grab or Gojek aren't available in Amed. If you're cool with driving, the best way to get around is to rent a scooter. If you're not so confident, the better option is to hire a local driver to take you where you need to go. We know some great drivers that we can hook you up with to make sure you don't miss anything this place has to offer (and they won't rip you off either)!

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you :)  You can contact us any time to ask questions, alleviate any concerns, and get your dive booked! Our team is dedicated to assisting you in any way we can.