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Malaysia :: Layang Layang

Layang Layang is a breath taking coral atoll lying 300 kilometers off the coast of Sabah. It is part of the 600 island, reef and shoal group in the South China Sea known as The Spratley's. The 13 linked coral reef atoll isnt that large at only 14 square kilometers however it surrounding waters drop to around 2,000 meters deep which makes for some very interesting marine life.

At the time of writing there is only one resort on the artificial island all all diving is done from there. What you can expect sub surface are sheer walls, big pelagics, sharks and a central lagoon for smaller marine life. The coral is pristine and visibility can be awesome.


Layang Layang at a glance

Accommodation : Resort

Highlights : Stunning visibility, marine life and Hammerheads.

Average cost of a dive : $50 (accom inclusive package)

Dive Sites : 10+

Dive Operators : 1

Getting there : Air 1 hour from Kota Kinabalu.

Off Season : Nov / Jan

layang layang

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