The Jemeluk Bay underwater gallery displays “living sea” sculptures by Indonesian artists like Wayan Winten and Eddi Prabandono. It’s located off the coast of Amed Beach in East Bali. The dive site is renowned for its calm waters and amazing biodiversity that thrives along its coral walls. The bay offers shore and boat diving often with good visibility down to 25 metres.

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Jemeluk Bay Underwater Gallery highlights

The mild currents of the bay make it a popular diving destination. Expect fantastic coral formations, a huge variety of tropical fish, and occasional sightings of green sea turtles. Some of the most prominent sculptures include a giant baby head, beautiful apsara (mythical Hindu water nymphs), mermaids, treasure chests, and a mythical Balinese barong figure.

A longstanding underwater feature at the Jemeluk Bay underwater gallery is a working underwater letterbox, where you can post a card to send back home on your dive. Look for a big yellow dive buoy in the middle of the area – it’s usually about 6 metres straight down from there. You can purchase waterproof postcards from local dive shops along the coast.

Jemeluk Bay Underwater Gallery in Bali

Location: Jemeluk, Jalan Raya Amed, Bunutan, Abang, Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller