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Amed Pyramids spot takes its name from its concrete pyramid structures that were deliberately sunk in front of Amed Beach about 20 years ago. These thirty “pyramids” were placed in the area to attract more underwater life, after being ravaged by a typhoon. If the “pyramids” are too deep to be really enjoyed from the surface, the reef which extends in front of the beach has an exquisite marine life.

Amed Pyramids coral reef
A pleasant diversity of coral can be seen in the most preserved parts of the reef.

How to get to Amed Pyramids snorkeling spot?

Amed Pyramids is located on the northwest coast of Bali. If you are staying nearby, you can easily reach the spot on foot by walking along the beach. If you arrive by the road which goes along the coast, the closest beach access is where Water Sports is (signposted on the road, location here). Amed Pyramids’ spot is also located less than a kilometer from Jemeluk Bay, another popular snorkeling spot in Bali.

Amed Pyramids snorkeling map

Water entrance for snorkeling Amed Pyramids

Wear your snorkeling gear on the beach and enter the water between Water Sports and the Warung Pyramids restaurant (see map), where the reef begins.

Amed Pyramids snorkeling exploration

The recommended snorkeling area covers the coral reef which borders this part of Amed beach (↕6-13ft/2-4m), and can possibly be extended to the “pyramids” located in the sandy areas at the foot of the natural reef (↕20-40ft/6-12m).

Snorkeling with hawksbill sea turtle at Amed Pyramids
Sea turtles (here, a hawksbill sea turtle) are commonly sighted at Amed Pyramids.

The gently sloping coral reef is found in a variable condition. Some areas of the reef flat no longer have coral, but others, deeper, are covered with beautiful acropora beds and sea lilies. Sunburst butterflyfish, Moorish idols, titan triggerfish and trumpetfish are some of the most common fish species found on the reef. But it is especially the hawksbill sea turtles that make the reputation of this spot. You’ll have a good chance of sighting them as you snorkel, swimming peacefully on the reef.

Batfish at Amed Pyramids
Immature longfin batfish (platax teira) can be very inquisitive with snorkelers.

Amed Pyramids is generally well sheltered from mainstream and the swell. Less than a kilometer away, do not miss Jemeluk Bay, which is more popular.

Restaurants and accommodation near Amed Pyramids

There is a wide array of restaurants and accommodations along the beach, located in the heart of a very touristic area.



 

  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth>10m/30ft
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersLow
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyYes

MAP Spot

These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.