However, the mystery of the underwater temple (Candi Bawah Laut) has now been resolved. The temple was indeed exist, precisely in the area of Pemuteran, North Bali. In fact, the temple is not an archaeological, but the temple was intentionally constructed on an artificial reef conservation area.
It was said by Paul M Turley, the owner of Sea Rover Dive Center who took the controversial photos. The artificial temple named Taman Purba was built starting in 2005 at a depth of 15-29 meters.
Regions are part of coral reef conservation projects 'Reef Gardiners' which got financial support from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid). There are 10 sculptures and a temple structure which is now covered with coral.