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Layang Layang is an island 300km north of the mainland, situated in very deep waters with a breathtaking drop-off outside the island’s reef.

Given its location, the ocean waters are clear and unpolluted. Deep water marine species such as hammerhead sharks visit this location and whale sharks also frequent the atoll. The corals are in pristine condition and with no fishing permitted, the fish life is abundant.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, grey reef shark, giant oceanic manta ray, leopard shark, pygmy seahorse

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

Sipadan & Layang Layang

Mabul offers excellent ‘muck diving’, with an incredible variety of crazy critters. Combine this with Layang Layang’s pristine conditions and famed pelagics, and you have the perfect dive holiday.

  • When to go: Mar-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Layang Layang Island Resort

This charming rustic island resort, built to resemble a traditional longhouse, lies in the South China Sea on the atoll of Layang Layang and offers world-class diving with steep walls, pristine corals and seasonal hammerheads.