Layang Layang Blues

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

Friday, August 31, 2007

Goodbye All Until 2008

Forget the weather, the sea conditions and the typhoons. We are closed from today (merdeka) until the 28th of February 2008. Officially we will be opened on the 1st of March 2008. See you guys and gals then.

It has been a great season but like all good times/things, it has to come to an end. We had some fun times, fun divers, fun divemasters, fun staff all around. But we also had our little shares of ass....... All in all, it wasn't too bad. For those of you that came this year, we hope that you had a good time. We know some of you were disappointed with your expectations. A lot of you were surprised with your unexpectations.

So whatever it is, we hope to meet up again next year or sometime in the near future if possible and if not, good luck to your other dive trips. Some of you have read about this place and have always wanted to try it. Please do it and not let the price faze you. Afterall, how many places are there left in the world that you can get a guarantee of annual Schooling Hammerheads. Even if you failed/fail to see it, at least you can tell your diving friends that you were under water at the same time and in the same vicinity of the awesome schooling hammerheads. The catch word is "guaranteed annual Schooling Hammerheads" but nothing about guarantee for you to see it.

For those of you that haven't been back for a while, we still exist. If you are reading this, then you must be one of the divers that likes us. Thanks.

The six month break is to let the island, corals and the marine creatures destress. Also to do some work to the resort to make it better for us to work in. Bye and take care.

From all of us here in Layang Layang Resort.
ps. Between the last post and today, there were some sightings of the schooling hammerheads but no photos.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

More Mobulars

Wx- Sunshine and everything fine. Sea-quite calm

Typhoon Sepat didn't affect us too much. Unlike the previous.

We can safely say that the mobulars are here the whole season. Remember that small 2m whale shark? He/she is still around. Must be the good vibes we have been sending out (Layang Layang do not serve or eat whale shark, hammerheads and all the other sharks

We are coming to the end of this season. We will try to upload and post as many photos/videos as we can. We will all be shouting MERDEKA on 31st cos we'll be leaving the island.

Corrupt video. Too bad guys

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

HammerHead School In August

Wx-Sunshine with with passing showers, Typhoon in Phil. Sea-1M+

So, Who says there aren't any schooling hammerheads in Layang Layang in August? The photos may not be that clear, but the bottom line is evidence and witnesses. Thank you.

These Photos are taken by Tsukamoto Osamu from Japan with a canon camera.

The bottom 2 photos by Maria Nalon from Italy sony camera.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Wx- get your body burned time. Sea-bloody flat. No wind

Not much marine action going on UW. When the sea gets calmer and the dolphins come out to play, we will let you guys know.

We have a bunch of guys from some Govt Ministry playing around with a remote model airplane (UAV). Bigger than the normal hobby types. From what we can see this bunch of guys doing, it reminds us of an old chinese saying "nothing to do but shoot aeroplanes". And if you don't know what that means, go ask a cantonese friend that's older than you.

And not to be outdone another bunch of idiot divers went down to 60M. A.....holes looking for 6x6x2 holes permanently. We won't name the countries they are from (all being equal fools). And all for what? Horse Eye Jacks. Yes my friends, JACKS.

Then as if to reinforce that there is such a thing as Decompression sickness/illness, a diver gets hit. Could not medevac him out cos it was 5 pm when he got hit (remember? runway no night lights, pilots happy hours in KK and no other aircraft available). Sent him out 0830 next day and in Labuan GH by 10.30 and warded in for observation. Next stop will be the chamber. Lucky the chamber was available and we had to fly the chamber crews from KK to Labuan to run it. Looks like he won't be able to fly back to Australia by day after tomorrow. Hope he had travel insurance to cover his ticket. And that's all folks.

Your life is in your hands or brains, ACCIDENTS do happen and we are not GOD's gift to the fishes. We are only diving to enjoy the wonders of the sea and NOT trying to find out if we are stupid enough to join the sea permanently.

Disclaimer: If you don't like what you read here, don't read. We won't blame you if you feel it is you we are writing about. Thanks.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Layang Layang Wide Angle 2007 Winners

Wx-Still good with loads of sunshine. Sea-calm

Wide Angle
1st Bradley Graeme Australia
2nd Leander Wiseman Australia
3rd Tsuneo Taniguchi Japan
4th Kim Yu Woong S Korea
5th Gerritis Remco Netherlands
6th Sylvie Grall France

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Mobulars Galore

Wx- Sunny and a bit windy, Sea- choppy 0.5-1m

We think a break from the Photo Comp would be a good time now. This group of mobulars was spotted yesterday. They didn't stay too long to get a better close up. Well, better than nothing and at least have proof they still hanging around.

Video clip courtesy of kriss.

We will get back to the wide angle winners soon. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Lucky Photo Comp Weather

WX-sunshine and everything nice, sun tan time. Sea- 0.5m

We had bad period for the past 10 days, it was raining cats, dogs and elephants. Howling winds and overcast skies. Still it was diving time for some of the stout hearted. For those that were feeling down, we feel for you all. That's Layang Layang for you. Totally unprdictable

That means that the period when we had good weather was during the Photo Comp. Damn lucky for the divers then.

Sightings of mobulars, jacks and the usual suspects. One lone hammerhead was sighted but no picture to prove it.

These are the winners of the 2007 Layang Layang Photo Competition Macro category.

1st Bradley Graeme Australia
2nd Takeko Taniguchi Japan
3rd Matthew Lawrence Australia
4th Tsuneo Taniguchi Japan
5th Kim Yu Woong S. Korea
6th Mitsuo Higure Japan


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