Layang Layang Blues

Diving in Layang Layang, Sabah, Malaysia. The cheapest place to see schooling Hammerheads annually (if you are lucky).

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Good News

Wx- perfect, Sea- perfect, Vis- perfect.

The weather has been great the past few days, sunshine, calm seas and everyone smiling.

Whale shark, manta and mobulars for the past week. This year has been really great. We had mantas, whale sharks and mobulars the entire period. As for the rest of the pelagics, we hope to see them again next year. They have performed well for us this year and can finally take a break for the next 6 months.

Well, the season is coming to an end. It has been great posting this blog. We learned a lot from this. Some good and some not so good. Some very sensitive people, some fun people and then some idiots too. But overall it was fun along the way. We'll do a last post on our national day on the 31st of August. It is called "MERDEKA" day. In case we don't do it or are too lazy to do it, we wish you all the best and maybe meet up with you all again one day.

We will be monitoring this blog until next season to see if you guys want to have the get together. Keep an eye on this blog next season, we are opening in March and hopefully we will be here to keep you posted.

Meanwhile, we will try to get all the photos together for our last post. Til then goodbye, good luck and save hard (work less).

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bad Weather

Wx- Raining cats, dogs, mice and elephants. Sea- Choppy

Weather currently very bad due to the typhoons passing by in Philippines. If you notice the weather in Southern China, we are also getting the tail end of it. Go to and you will know what we mean.

As for the Photo Competition, the response was very positive and almost every contestant won something. In fact 1 of the diver that was here on holiday entered for the fun of it and won a Sony Powershot using his own Sony camera with the plastic housing and no strobe. Some of the photos were very good. We are sure you will get to see them in Asian Diver and some other magazines in the next couple of months. Can't get our hands on the photo to post it, maybe better luck next time. As luck and mother nature would have it, the weather during the competition was sunshine and calm seas.
You would never believe the amount of macro stuff you can find in Layang Layang. Even the Dms were surprised with some of the macro creatures.
Our 2 bit comment on the photo competition - not all judges are alike in their taste. Some have better natural talents than others. But all in all very well behaved and abided by our diving rules.

Guess not many friends of Layang Layang out there interested in a get together. Anyways, we still have some time to see what the response is like. If you are too lazy to sign up with bloggers but would like to give some suggestions, you can always write to our blog writers email address (that is if you know who we are).

The marine life since the competition until now have been mobulars, mantas, jacks, whale shark, marlin, couple of Hammerheads and the regulars. Bye.


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