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Pemuteran

Only a 45 minute drive from Zen Dive, Pemuteran is the home of Biorock, the biggest coral reef nursery and restoration project in the world.  Pemuteran is also home to an underwater temple located at 30 meters, and some very interesting sites full of beautiful coral. The reefs in Pemuteran are generally very colorful with healthy hard and soft coral, table coral, sponges and gorgonian sea fans that are home to a wide variety of reef fish.

  • beautiful nemo is sitting in anemone and basking on sun close to the ocean surface

Napoleon Reef

Distance from Zen Dive Resort: 45 minutes by a car
Water temperature: 28° – 30° C
Visibility: 10 – 30 meters
Average Dive time: 45 minutes
Current: Mild to Moderate
Diver Level: Beginner to advanced
Marine Life: Manta Ray, Nudibranch, Angelfish, Butterfly fish, Mandarin Fish…

Napoleon Reef is famous for its healthy coral. The reefs are decorated with soft and hard coral and slopes down to 35 meters. Some reef fish and invertebrate life are the tenants of this nice dive site.

 

Close Encounters

Distance from Zen Dive Resort: 45 minutes by a car
Water temperature: 27° – 30° C
Visibility:  15 – 40 meters
Average Dive time: 45 minutes
Current: Mild to Moderate
Diver Level: Beginner
Marine Life:  Reef Shark, Rays, Barracuda, Scorpionfish, Nudibranch, Lionfish, reef fish.

The name of this dive site comes from the large friendly fish you’ll meet on your dive.  Most dives here start at around 20-25 meters, depending on your qualification, and end with a safety stop among a beautiful coral garden.

 

Biorock

Distance from Zen Dive Resort: 45 minutes by a car
Water temperature: 27° – 30° C
Visibility: 10 – 15 meters
Average Dive time: 45 minutes
Current: None to Mild
Diver Level: Beginner
Marine Life: Barracuda, Nudibranchs, Angelfish, Butterfly fish, Pipefish, Batfish, Clownfish, etc.

More than fifty six Biorock coral nursery structures have been installed since June 2000 in the Pemuteran Village Marine Protected Area. With a total length of 300 meters situated in an area of 2 hectares, this is the largest Biorock coral reef nursery and restoration project worldwide, exceeding the combined sizes of all other ongoing projects in the Pacific, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean. This is a great place to relax on shallow dive and perfect for photography, particularly of the small to medium size tropical fish that populate the reef.

 

Temple Garden

Distance from Zen Dive Resort: 45 minutes by a car
Water temperature: 27° – 30° C
Visibility: 5-10 meters
Average Dive time: 45 minutes
Current: None to Mild
Diver Level: Advanced
Marine Life: Barracuda, Nudibranchs, Angelfish, Butterfly fish, Pipefish, Batfish, Clownfish, etc.

This is a small underwater temple that starts at about 30m.  You’ll be treated to sea turtles swimming among stone statues of Buddha and Ganesha behind an ornate Balinese gateway.

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