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Friday, May 29, 2009

Underwater Temples makes it difficult to light incense

Om Swasti Astu, as we say here in Bali.

Back when the world was younger, the ancient Sea Gods of Bali decreed that a temple should be erected in their honour at 30mtr depth (yes, even the Gods went metric). An thus it was Temple Garden was made for them all to play in.

Lighting incense is a bit of a bugger though so bring a torch instead.

Lost city of Pemuteran?

Ancient pose for happy divers....

Diver checks watch to see what century she's in.

ZOMBIE BUDDA!... Swim away, swim away.....

Deeply Deco Spirits.

Petrified sweetlipped turtle.

And finally a communion of spirits.

The facts:

Sank in 2005 as part of the still ongoing Reef Gardeners project. This little dive has become an interesting change from the reefs of Pemuteran. The often hazy vis creates a wonderfully spooky atmosphere.

Home to nudis and Electric clams, Temple Wall (or Pura Tembok) above also offers a lot of , well stuff to look at.

Personally I prefer the ancient gods story ;-)

Om Santi Santi Om.
The Captain


nur said...


KraKen said...

Ini toh yg di bahas di IMFO...ooowwwh

just feel it! said...


kimishop said...

wahh gw br tau juga nihh, padahal di Bali....klo boleh tau di daerah mana ya?

Sakidaka Vendra said...

is this real...? wow..!!

Avigayil Damm said...

In light of the recent uproar regarding a 'newly found underwater temple', we have written an article on our website and would like your approval to use the picture of the temple. Please see the posted article here: