Layang Layang (Malaysia), Far East & Australia
Layang Layang scuba diving holiday packages with Sportif Dive offers Malaysian diving holidays with spectacular wall diving and luxury beach spa hotels. This remote coral atoll is situated approximately 300km off the coast of Sabah, approx one hour’s flight from Kota Kinabalu. The atoll is 14sqkm in diameter and rises 2,000m from the ocean floor offering some spectacular wall diving. In 1985 the Malaysian Government reclaimed and created a 50 acre island on part of the reef, now known as Layang Layang Island.
There are 14 main dive sites, all reached within 10-15 mins by boat from the resort and the average visibility is 50m! The reefs are largely unexplored with wonderful drop-offs, superb corals and prolific fish life. Layang Layang is famous for its hammerheads which are commonly seen, with the best time of year being March to June. Other sharks normally encountered include leopard, black tip and white tip plus dolphins, giant mantas, barracuda and giant morays. Commonly known as "The Jewels of the Borneo Banks", this island atol rises from 2000m with surrounding coral reefs provides spectacular diving scenery, huge fans, deep sea atolls and big fish action - it really has it all! See our review of the reef diving sites around Layang Layang here >
Best Time: March to August.
Average Air temps: 30°C
Average Water temps: 26-30°C
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