Layang Layang Blues

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

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hello Y'all

It's been a long time since the last blog. Miss us? truth be told, we forgot about the blog. Before we continue, let us tell you about the weather for the past couple of weeks.

WX- Wind direction changed to South West 2 weeks ago. Switched back to North East 2 days ago. Rain in the morning, hot as hell in the afternoons. Waves fluctuating between flat calm to 1m. Currents still manageable. Vis is between 20m to 40m depends on the weather.

Don't really have that many new pictures to post here but we'll try to tell you what we have seen and heard, before we start whinging again.

We had sightings of Threshers, being cleaned (two of them together). The normal schooling hammerheads and their personal cycles. 48 or 50+ mobulars depending from which angle you were looking and counting from. And today, whale shark again. All the other mundane stuff (pygmy sea horse, schooling jacks, white tips, grey reef, manta, ghost pipes, dogtooth, marble ray and so forth.....) are still around. And before you go ballistic, the word "mundane", we copied from our learned diving guests.

A bunch of divers diving with our numero uno DM have been sighting HH everyday, whale shark, thresher, mobulars..... The other divers were so jealous that they jumped ship to join them. Reason for changing was DM and divers on the other boat were lousy shits.

And speaking of some of our learned diving guests' "knowledge of the specific behavioral pattern, the methodology in sighting the schooling hammerheads due to their mating and feeding habits" not to mention " the preferred depths, temperature, salinity and visibility" of the water. We guess the guests know better, since they have seen schooling hammerheads (when they were watching Nat Geo). Dived in Layang Layang on numerous occasions (3 times a day, 2 days in a row), they are now qualified Hammerhead specialists. Oh, not to forget, they paid a lot of money to be here, therefor they know better than the other cheaper paying guests. And our DMs must listen to them but not the other cheaper guests. Hammerheads will show up at 7.30, 11.00 and 4.30 when these learned divers are here. We guess god made these learned divers special (a special pain in the butt to everybody else).

What do you think we should name them from this day forth? We know about bull sharks, we even know the name of male cows and Guiness famous logo, a bull dog. Our suggestion of a name is "BSpert diver", what say you? Now, the next question coming up is "how do you recognise one/group regardless of gender he/she/shim or race/colour/nationality/religion/politics as a BSpert?"

And if you do decide to come here to our paradise, don't get dung splashed by following a BSpert around and don't turn into a BSpert please. We have enough BSpert secretions to fill our swim pool already. Thank you and have a good dive holiday soon.


  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger Asther said…

    Hahaha... this posting is one of the most hilarious one I've read so far. More & more PLEASE! Hahaha...

  • At 10:33 PM, Blogger Asther said…

    A group dedicated for Layang-Layang Island has been created in Flickr recently. It is a growing collection of beautiful photos taken from fellow divers/guests (from all over the world) that have been to Layang-Layang Island.

    Layang-Layang Island, Malaysia

    Enjoy & don't forget to give constructive comments to the contributors!


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