More than 400 of the permanent sculptures have been installed in recent months in the National Marine Park of Cancún, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc (map of the region) as part of a major artwork called “The Silent Evolution.” The installation is the first endeavor of a new underwater museum called MUSA, or Museo Subacuático de Arte.
I can’t help but remember when Pemuterans very own Underwater Temple Garden made a big splash across the media. Some described our conservation efforts as a theme park. I wonder what they will call this?
Personally I think this is brilliant and I’d like to expand our own temple complex here. If they get anything like the coral growth we have here its going to be very interesting.
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.
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.
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