PURA TEMBOK (Temple Wall)
This site is so named because of its location directly in front of 3 seaside temples. Surveyed as a dive site in early 1995 and since protected from the havoc of destructive fishing methods, it has recovered to become one of our favorite locations, especially for night dives. Its proximity to shore means visibility rarely gets as good as on the reefs further out, but the nutrient-rich waters flowing past bring plenty of food for its abundant marine life. Its steep wall is covered with large fans, sponges, and soft corals, while the rare "flaming scallop" inhabits its nooks and crannies.