Pemuteran Bay has the largest area of shallow reefs in Bali. The region lacks the extremely strong currents and waves that characterize other coastal areas of Bali. That makes it an ideal spot for diving and snorkeling. There are several distinct diving and snorkeling locations.
Pemuteran Village has worked out a unique way of restoring the coral reefs with a community based project, by using electricity to stimulate the growth of new coral. It is the largest and most successful in the world. Pemuteran won a special award in June 2012 in Rio at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development for the outstanding contributions to sustainable development. Just by snorkeling at the shore, you can see those structures with the coral reefs thriving very well.
More than fifty-six Biorock coral nursery structures have been installed since June 2000 in Pemuteran Village. 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.
These structures are located in an area parallel to the shore, about 50-100 meters from the coastline, in waters ranging from about 3 to 7 meters deep. They are roughly lined up, forming a natural snorkeling and diving trail.
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