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Layang Layang Dive Centre - Layang Layang (Malaysia), Far East & Australia

The isolated diving island resort of Layang Layang, commonly known as "The Jewels of the Borneo Banks" is located off the coast of Sabah in Malaysia. This island atol rises from 2000m with surrounding coral reefs, spectacular diving scenery, huge fans, deep sea atolls and big fish action, including hammerheads it really has it all!

Layang Layang Dive centre is based at the Layang Layang Resort in Malaysia, located 300km north west of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.

The PADI dive centre is equipped with 
Bauer KAP 180 compressors, 80 cu ft aluminium tanks, and BCDs and regulators, masks, fins, booties, weights and belts available to rent. Catamaran dive boats brings divers from the resorts jetty to the sites within 10-20 minutes.

As many as 13 coral reefs have formed here which gives amazing underwater scenery and an average visability of between 30-60 meters year round. There is a huge drop off 2,000m down to the sea floor with a spectacular and varied ecosystem. The area here has a combination of deep water, pristine walls and great coral gardens which provides a variety of sea life from pelagics to colourful tropical fish.

Dive Courses
PADI dive courses available include Discover Scuba, both in the lagoon and the sea, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster. Courses should be requested and booked in advance to ensure availability.

Price from:
Open Water Dive Course (5 full days)   £300
Advanced Open Water Dive Course (2 full days) £240

Dive Packages
Packages are quoted including diving. Additional dives are chargeable as follows and
includes boat transfers to and from the dive site, weights and tanks but does not include equipment.

Price from:
1 additional single boat dive £30
  3 additional boat dives £80

Please note: All divers must agree to the strict Environmental Conservation Programme set up by the dive centre and are required to sign a Reef Conservation Policy prior to diving.

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Diving Conditions

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Best Time: March to August.

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 26-30°C

Visibility: 30-60m.

Top Dive Sites:
13 coral reef surround the islands with dive sites such as The Valley, Sharks Cave, DWall, Wreck Point, Gorgonian Forest and Dogtooth Lair. More >

Dive Centre:
Accommodation and dive packages plus PADI dive courses. More >

Great Reasons to Dive in Layang Layang

  • Pristine reefs & spectacular wall diving.
  • Shark diving - scalloped hammerheads, silvertips, grey reef, thresher & leopard.
  • Large number of large pelagics - mantas, stingray, tuna, barracuda & dolphins.
  • Macro life for photographers.
  • Bird island sanctuary.



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.