Mount Agung

THE WARNING LEVEL FOR THE GUNUNG AGUNG HAS BEEN UPPED FROM LEVEL 3 TO LEVEL 4.
GUNUNG AGUNG HAS ERUPTED WITHOUT A LAVA STREAM
SMOKE AND VULCANIC ASHES ARE COMING OUT OF GUNUNG AGUNG’S CRATER

For your convenience we created this ‘special’ information regarding the current situation regarding Mount Agung, the volcano that has become seriously active as of September 21, 2017.

We will sum up the facts that are currently valid and we will provide relevant reports if available.

This information should be able to help you making a decision whether to come to Amed or not. Of course we would be delighted to welcome you in our beautiful hotel if you feel comfortable coming now or in the near future.
However your well-being is priority number one. So we provide you with honest and up-to-date information so you will be able to make your own decision.
We don’t know if and when the situation might change but we will keep you posted…

1. We are open and we can service you fully.
2. All roads to and around Amed are still accessible.
3. Only a few hotels, restaurants and diving centers are closed but most are open.
4. The Indonesian government has declared Amed as a safe area.
5. The alert level for the volcano has been raised again from level 3 to level 4, being the highest level, on November 27, 2017.
6. An area of 10 km in stead of the earlier 6 km around the crater has been evacuated and is still unaccessible.
7. You can dive and/or snorkel in and around Amed.

History of events:
As of September 21, 2017, the warning level for a possible eruption was raised to level 4, being the highest warning level. A lot a vulcanic activities were registered on a daily base.
Initially everybody was expecting an eruption within days. But nothing really happened and everything still remained basically the same. Despite some tremors and sometimes a little smoke from the volcano’s crater nothing really happened.
During the last week of October all vulcano activities dropped drastically.
This all resulted in a drop of the severity warning level from 4 to 3.
For about 4 weeks everything looked normal apart from some white steam coming out of the crater.
On November 22 this changed and dark smoke started coming out of the crater. After two days the smoke disappeared again.
On November 25 Gunung Agung erupted by throwing out black smoke and vulcanic ashes. This remained the same until today.