Arriving in Ternate the grandeur Gamalama Volcanic Mountain as well as the pristine ocean greets every visitor right when we take off the aircraft. Ternate is located in the middle of the coral reef triangle of the equator where the Indo-Pacific Ocean blessed the area with rich marine biodiversity.
Admirable undersea life can be seen without spending hours of ocean journey. There are some spots that are ready to feed your diving appetite. You don’t have to go too far, the site is just behind the Grand Mosque and also in front of ‘Floridas Restaurant’. Shallow water offers myriad types of enchanting corals and fishes. Ternate offers pristine and unpolluted water, and seascape covered with table corals and various types of coral in between, that would definitely enhance the experience of each dive. The area offers variety of seascape from drop off with pinnacle wall where schools of fish live, gentle slopes covered with thick coral, shallow reefs, and bays that hosts unique critters, such as pygmy seahorse. Night dive is possible and even more remarkable because the lights of Ternate city await on the surface.
Hours on the land can be spend with sight seeing to historical places, such as Sulatan Ternate Mosque that boast east Indonesia architecture, Tolukko Fort which was built by the Portuguese, Sultan Ternate Palace where the historical objects kept, Batu Angus which is the Mount Gamalama’s lava stone fell off and nestled by the sea, and the Sulamadaha Beach that offers pristine water with lively marine life to swim with, snorkeling or diving.