When everyone thinks of a tropical island in South East Asia, they think big resorts by pure white beaches wash by a crystal blue body of water. In Bali, it’s hard to find such a place like that anymore, without coming across throngs of tourists and landscapes largely affected by tourism.
Bali has some of the best underwater landscapes and marine life in the world. If you are into diving, around South East Asia or thinking of starting, you do not want to give this place a miss.
The east coast of Bali has the most popular sites for diving, namely Amed and Tulamben. Getting to these places is an ordeal in itself. To take the taxi there, it will cost around Rp400k-500k, buses (by Perama company) will cost Rp165k but the only bus is at 7am from Kuta or UbudÂ and bemo (local pick up truck, if you can find out) will be much cheaper if you find an appropriate one. The journey will take 3hrs or more depending on mode of transportation.