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Suggestion on Amed snorkeling in sep 2018

Klang, Malaysia
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Suggestion on Amed snorkeling in sep 2018


My bf and I will be visiting Bali in mid september. We probably will be based in Ubud, thinking to do a snorkeling day trip.

After a long search, AMED seems like a good place to go for, do you have any other suggestion? we are beginner and like to stay on budget:) Could anyone kindly recommend which tour agency to go with?

Thank you very much in advance!

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coffs harbour...
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1. Re: Suggestion on Amed snorkeling in sep 2018

Ong, best to take some lessons and go to Amed with a driver, rent gear (or buy your own and bring with you) and snorkel from the beach at no cost. Ubud to Amed will entail at least 2 hours in the car each way, quite possibly a lot more. Padangbai will be closer to Ubud for snorkelling.

Munich, Germany
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2. Re: Suggestion on Amed snorkeling in sep 2018

As above.

Hir a private driver for the day. Can go to Amed/Jemeluk bay. Hire some stuff off the guys on the beach. When bored have some lunch. Go off and do some sightseeing.

Going from Ubud to Amed you drive within 1mile of the Tirta Gangga Water palace so you can visit it on the way there or on the way back.

A private driver costs IDR600k ~ $45 for the whole day. Whole van privately to yourself NOT per person. See/do what you want.

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3. Re: Suggestion on Amed snorkeling in sep 2018

If you decide to visit Amed it is best to book an Amed based driver as they will know the best spots for snorkelling. You can snorkel directly from the beach. Your driver will organise gear to rent if you ask them. My driver will also accompany you in the ocean if you wish. Let me know if you’d like his contact details.

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