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Hiri is Ternate's small satellite island to the north-west, just off the coast at Sulamadaha.
Ternate, it is a volcano, though an extinct one that according to local
myths is the top of Ternate's Gunung Gamalama fallen into the sea.
There are only 4 villages there, all inhabited by very friendly ethnic
Apart from its black-sand beaches and a chance to climb
its mountain (said to hold a lake), the best reason the visit Hiri is
snorkelling. We will found the reef right in front of the main village
facing Ternate to be pretty good, with a turtle and a shark seen within
10 minutes of entering the water! In fact this may be the best
snorkelling to be had around Ternate.