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Diving in Ternate

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When to go to Ternate

Ternate experiences approximately the same temperatures during the whole year – 28-30C/82-86F. The most advisable season for diving in Ternate is from May to October, as the weather is relatively calm during these months. The other months are characterized by strong winds and heavy rainfall.  Currents are moderate. Visibility is around 10-20m/32-65ft.


What to see
Diving in Ternate offers a great diversity of marine creatures. Divers can spot critters, nudibranchs, leave fish and shrimps hiding in multiple soft coral formations. One has a chance to watch crocodile fish, lion fish, barracuda, snappers and groupers.

Scuba diving in Ternate

Ternate is a popular destination in Indonesia due to lots of places of interest. Ternate is a Muslim town and tourist can visit the Sultan’s Palace, the Sultan’s Mosque, Sultan’s Tomb, the Big Mosque and the Statue of Vasco de Gama. Tourists can visit villages around Ternate to find out more about customs and traditions of the place, try delicious dishes of local cuisine and admire beautiful landscapes created by coconut trees, volcanic formations and sparkling water surface. Another peculiarity of the destination is great diving. Diving in Ternate is very interesting, as divers can observe reef walls, pinnacles, slopes, ledges, rock and stone formations. Divers can explore various corals and sea fans to find tiny marine species camouflaging around them. Scuba diving in Ternate is great for underwater macro and micro photography. Night dives are also possible. Depth ranges from 10m/32ft to 40m/131ft and different sites are advisable for divers of different levels. Dive sites are accessible either from shore or by boat.

Most popular dive sites
Diving around Ternate is possible in several dive sites. Divers should dive in Pulau Tifore, Pelabuhan, Belakang Mall, Floridas Walls, Kalumata, Kota Baru, Belakang Mall,
Talaganita, and Swering Beach, which open the best views on local underwater beauties.