Unique Location of the Underwater Temple
The island of Bali is referred to as the island of the Gods. Because this island has so many temples. Almost all the temples in Bali become a tourist attraction visited by many tourists from foreign countries. But often visiting the beauty of temples on land is a common thing of course. But it is different if tourists visit the temple under the sea. The view of the temple under the sea was the first time in Bali.
Enchantment of Pemuteran Underwater Temple
Under the sea Pemuteran, there is a place where a temple stands. Of course, the existence of this temple makes tourists curious to visit it and see it directly. In addition, the location of the temple which is under the sea certainly gives a different sensation of beauty.
This temple is called the Underwater Temple. At first glance, this temple is a unique cultural heritage of course because of its location in the sea. But after searching, actually, this temple was intentionally drowned by a number of environmentalists around the 2000s. The sinking of the temple was carried out with the aim of conserving underwater coral reefs.
The tourists who want to see this underwater temple can easily see it. Because the location of this temple is located under the sea which is easy to dive into. Even though it was only made in the 2000s, all statues like Buddha, Ganesha or other statues are like artifacts dating back hundreds or thousands of years ago but with a unique appearance.
The Origin of Pemuteran Underwater Temple
This conservation effort involves many parties, ranging from hotel owners, dive service owners, fishermen to environmental conservation activists. Not only for the empowerment and preservation of nature, this project has promising economic and tourism value.
Pemuteran Underwater Temple is covered by colorful coral. With the Bio Rock technique, the mock buildings here were created so that they could become a comfortable coral reef for fish and other marine life. The Bio Rock technique for the development of coral reefs in the Pemuteran region has been developed for ± 14 years and in fact up to now, it has succeeded perfectly.
The Right Snorkeling Spot
However, tourists, especially those who love snorkeling or diving, certainly will not throw a moment to dive into the Pemuteran area. In addition to the beauty of the original coral reef, the underwater world also looks beautiful and certainly adds to the charm of the beauty of the statues covered with coral. Located at a depth of about 15-28 meters on a seabed area of 2500 square meters, this is a favorite spot for divers to enjoy the beauty of Pemuteran underwater.
The area of Pemuteran Underwater Temple is not only an attractive tourist attraction but also a location for divers who are learning to reach the advanced level. Surely the excitement of being in this place can already be imagined, learning while enjoying nature! No wonder that local and foreign tourists who have come to this place feel they are never bored. They still want to come to this place again and again.
In the Pamuteran Bay area, Buleleng Regency, Bali. The distance is about 115 km from Denpasar via Bedugul or about 3-4 hours drive. If the Gilimanuk crossing is 40 meters.