Layang Layang Blues

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

Sunday, March 25, 2007


Wx - It rained all night on Friday night and most of the day yesterday until 3 o'clock in the afternoon when the sun put its hat on and shone gloriously for the rest of the day.

So thankfully no wash out for the BBQ and wow what a feast, we can certainly give the aussies a run for their money.

First thing in the morning yesterday, 3 dive boats set off for The Point to try and catch sight of the elusive Hammerheads. Sadly visibility has been pretty poor this last week, around 15-20 metres and sometimes less, compared to 40 metres plus. One group managed to get a glimpse of one Hammerhead in the distance about 15 metres away but nothing more. In another group the DM saw two out in the blue and gave chase but to no avail and in the end came up having seen absolutely nothing, since the current had taken them far from the reef. But that's the way it goes sometimes! C'est la guerre......

A few guys and gals decided to take a trip out to Bird Island yesterday at 11am by boat which is when high tide is, so that you can set foot on the island. There are a huge number of birds, all terns and boobies with their eggs, which sometimes just roll into the water. The boobies rather interestingly make a nest from shells and coral, whilst the terns make a scrappy little indentation in the sand. Another way of accessing the island is just to kayak there. Don't forget your camera if you go!

Both non-diving and diving guests have been pampering themselves, getting massages and reflexology. Don't forget to tell Albert how hard you want it, or you might get more of a pummeling that you wanted! jy

ps. Hammerhead school on 1st dive after your plane took off. Check with peter and paul


  • At 3:08 PM, Blogger michelle said…

    Reading the blogs gves much excitement already... can anyone tell me if the hammerheads have ben spotted in schools for the past three days for each dive? How cold is the water..? I will be there in two weeks time

  • At 7:15 PM, Blogger Asther said…

    michelle: Just keep on tuning in here. I'm sure our frens in Layang-Layang will keep us updated often enough. ;)

    Sob Sob... Me jealous of you! Me can' go yet till end April! Say "HI" to all the marine lives for me, ya! And BE NICE to the DMs & boatmen. ;P


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