Layang Layang Island

Layang Layang Island

If you are a passionate diver, always in search of new ways to put your abilities to the test and to improve them, or if you simply want a little more thrill in your life, the Layang Layang Island is the place where you can start a new adventure.

Layang Layang is an atoll formed of 13 reefs, with a total size of about 15 square kilometers. On the main reef, you will find a popular diving center, where scuba diving courses are held regularly. The experienced instructors offer a complete training session, consisting of theoretical knowledge and practical demonstrations. Even the most experienced amateur divers need assistance, because there is no decompression chamber available on the island, in the case of unwanted incidents.

The main access route is aerial, using the special charter flights that take-off regularly from Kota Kinabalu, the main city of the Sabah County on the Island of Borneo. The Layang Layang Island resort offers all the benefits of the modern civilization, including Internet access. You will find a self-service buffet, so you can choose from a great variety of dishes, belonging both to the international and to the traditional Malaysian cuisine.

There are no shops on the island, so you must bring all the things you need from home or you can buy them from the stores in Kota Kinabalu. When it comes to diving equipment, you can rent it from the diving center.

There is also a military base of the Malaysian Navy located here, so you must be careful in order to respect the interdictions set in place.

Besides divers, bird watchers can also find interesting activities here, as many species of traveling birds lay their eggs on the island. Sooty Terns, Brown Boobies and Great Crested Terns are only a few of these species.

If you are passionate about exploring exotic places, observing marine life forms or if you want to improve your diving skills, come to the Layang Layang Island and enjoy a dream holiday.


  1. Samuel (November 5, 2013)

    Hi Meng Li,

    Thank you very much on the comment for LAYANG LAYANG. Please check your inbox for full details.


  2. Meng Li (November 4, 2013)

    I’m looking for 3D2N dive trip, depart from KK, 6 divers with license, looking for 2 or 3 dives trip a day.
    First week of July 2014.
    Kindly email me the details.
    Thank you

  3. Samuel (August 15, 2013)

    Hi Eduardo Medina,

    Thank you for the comment!

    Please check your email for further details.


  4. EDUARDO MEDINA (June 22, 2013)

    We would like to spend 3 days / 2 nights in Layang Layang Island from 14th till 16th august, non divers, just snorkeling. Would you have availability? thanks in advance

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