Dive site: Pura Tembok (Temple Wall) - Bali West
Time to destination: 10min
Difficulty: 0 to 2
Tips: impressive under water landscape with artificial parts
Temple Wall; This small wall which is close to shore which some times
makes for poor visibility, but ist an interesting dive with a good
selection of crustaceans. Coral cover and sponges proliferate along the
far end where the wall sharply curves into the Bay beyond. The wall
bottom ranges from 16 to 35mtrs and crosses into the deep where a
fascinating maze configuration heads out across the next bay. This
second deep dive offers some large Gorgonians and a spooky dive
experience. A very good night dive location but can be tricky if the
tides are running. Good snorkelling location.
Just lately at this dive spot - a temple itself became reality. At 30
meters of depth you are diving through a temple door which is looked
after the common god statues at the sides. You will first reach the
smaller temple where you are eye to eye with the elephant-god. This
temple wall is looked after on both sides by turtles out of stone. Right
after that you can finally surround the big Buddha at the wall at the
The whole area is grown over by beautiful gorgonians. At the right light it almost got a mystic atmosphere around it.
Marine Life: usual, Snapper, Sweet lips, blue spotted Rays, Painted Lobsters, Squat Lobsters and Fusiliers.
Unusual stuff: Frogfish, Pipefish, interesting Nude branches, Scorpion fish, Stone fish, Electric clams, octopus.
Occasional stuff: cuttlefish, rays.