The Edge SCUBA Dive Sites

Category: Ternate IslandThe Edge
The Edge. U2's guitarist has a dive site named after him? Actually, I have no idea why the site was named as such. It was a steep wall off Ternate Island, where we did our first dive that day. By that time, I have given up on hoping to see pelagics and was too lazy to stop drifting to look for smaller creatures. So I drifted, and to my delight, it was one of the best rides I've had so far. The was was very colorful, the coral growth prolific, and the upcurrent, downcurrent, slow, fast vertical current kept it interesting. I enjoyed all of 48 minutes of exhilaration. It was like riding a roller coaster underwater.
Reef type: Wall with small caves
Access: Liveaboard
Visibility: 15-20 meters
Current: Moderate, nice drift dive
Coral condition: Healthy and some part just so so due to heavily bombed/ bleached
Marine life: Gigantic sponges, mantis shrimp
Highlights: The beautiful shapes and sizes of the sponged attached to the wall in odd angles
Accomodation: No accomodation (except liveaboard)
Difficulty: Moderate