|Halmahera island is in the central north of Indonesia and as yet, is a somewhat unexplored diving destination. Opposite Ternate island there is a large bay that cuts into the twisted Halmahera coastline. The bay is is surrounded by volcanoes and tiny Babua, which marks it's outer edge, reflects that geography. The water is often pretty murky with visibility 10 metres at best.
However, the dives were a critter delight, full of crustaceans, nudibranchs and leaffish. There was even this orang-utan crab, which we spotted after the current had picked up – and given him a fetching wind-swept look!