Where is it: Sabah, East Malaysia
Number of Dive Sites: 12
Type of Diving: Guided – boat, deep, drift diving
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
Main Diving Attraction: Schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, pristine corals, and the occasional thresher sharks, leopard sharks, silvertip sharks, manta rays, and eagle rays. There have also been rare sightings of whale sharks and melon headed whales.
* Insider Info: Hammerhead mating season typically runs from April to May. Chances of seeing the hammerheads are higher during these months.
Average Water Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F) to 30°C (86.0°F)
Seasonality: March to August
Typical Visibility: 20m (65ft) to 40m (131ft)
General Current Conditions: Mild
Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes
Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, birdwatching, kayak
Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None
Availability of Medical Facility: None
Availability of Other Facilities: Malaysian Naval Base
* Note: It is highly recommended that you book at least 2 weeks in advance before your arrival date for obtaining permits from the Malaysian Navy for your visit to Layang Layang.