Off the mystical island of Borneo approximately 300km northwest of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia lies a little gem within the deep blue sea, fondly known as “The Jewel of the Borneo Banks”.
The 20m deep lagoon has some great macro creatures to be found including seahorses, cuttlefish and pipefish but it is the pelagic visiting the outer walls that truly excite divers. Schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, grey reef sharks, leopard sharks and the occasional threshers and silvertip sharks can all be seen. Stingrays are also regular visitors including manta rays, pygmy devil rays, marbled rays and eagle rays. Rare sightings such as whale sharks, orcas and melon headed whales have all been seen over the last few years. Spinner and bottlenose dolphins frequently follow the dive boats to each location and divers are sometimes rewarded with snorkeling and diverse fish life and visiting pelagic marine life.
Layang-Layang has rightly gained worldwide recognition.
Special thanks to Instructor KJ for the video clips and post editing.