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Avillion Layang Layang

50450, North Sabah, Malaysia
+6 03 21702185
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+6 03 27309959
+6 03 27309959


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Dive Site:

Dogtooth Lair
This is a one-in-a-million dive. It has all that one could wish for from large to small of both fish and corals. Turtle gently glide along, schools of fusiliers and surgeon fish swim by, and swirling horse-eye jacks move like twisters across the thick and healthy coral formations. There are overhangs and ledges to be explored. One can find stingrays asleep next to white-tip reef sharks. At the drop-off, large sun-fish have been seen. And look out for the hammer-head sharks as this is part of their cruising area. Cleaning stations abound and there is a wide variety of nudibranch along side flat-worms. Best lenses for this site: Macro and wide-angle
Wreck Point
This dive site is also an enjoyable snorkel. In the shallows we have hard coral gardens awash with an abundance of small, beautiful tropical reef fish. These reflective spots of colour dance about the dense hard corals in choreographed tranquility. On the drop-off, clusters of soft corals hang defying gravity, swaying in the current. Over the edge, at 20m+ levels, there are barrel sponges, gorgonian fans, sea whips and an amazing view as the wall fades into the depths of the ocean. Manta rays, dogtooth tuna, reef sharks are spotted here on a regular basis, so look seaward from time to time as you make your way along the wall. Wreck point is also an interesting night dive in the shallow caverns and cull-de-sacs. A huge humphead parrot hish sleeps in the shallow drop-off. Be careful not to stare at this gentle giant or it may, in an attempt to get away, collide with you, and we all know who will come away worse off. Take your time in the sand slopes where there are sand-divers / razor fish that simply dive straight into the sand. You need to go slow to catch these interesting characters. Best lens for this site: Macro
The Runway
The Runway is a breathtaking dive with deep vertical walls, gullies and crevasses. Reef fish swim vertically, an unusual sight that takes getting used to. Schools of jacks cascade down the wall and large tuna swim by, on the lookout for a free meal. Schools of bait fish, fusiliers, and surgeon fish sparkle and glitter in the crystal clear water. Sharks and manta-rays cruise the wall; hammerheads have on occasion been seen in this area, so always look seawards, with fingers crossed. Remember that the depth limit is 40m in these waters. With so much to see its easy to accidentally exceed this limit, especially the photographers among you. Best lenses for this site: Macro and wide-angle.
The Valley
The Valley is a gentle slope with large formations of hard corals, Groupers, sweet-lips, large schools of surgeon fish and fusiliers roam the site. Trigger fish have their nests here so mind your manners! Though the depth stays shallow - 10 to 15 meters, until it drop-off into the deep blue, there are many areas to explore. Schools of barracude and skinner swim in the area with the occasional reef shark cruising the length and breath of the dive site. Turtle tend to settle in this area to rest in the shallows. The coral formations are huge with overhangs and crevices to explore. Soft corals adorn the underside of these formations. Keep a lookout for the small and unusual. Flat-worms, nudibranchs and crustations crawl along the corals in rainbow of colours and size. Among the numerous anemone patches a Golden Anenome has been spotted. So if you locate this rare species, inform the divemaster so that it can be shared with the rest of the divers. Best lenses for this site: Macro and wide-angle
Sharks Cave
No free beers for guessing what the attraction here is. One starts the dive on the edge of the drop off in 3m of water and you drift down the face to a sand ledge where one will find several Leopard sharks resting. If you move slowly and carefully, you will be able to get close to them, and watch them watching you with eyes as black as coal. Swimming past sea fans, whips, and coral formations, you will see tuna and reef sharks glide by the come in close. You then find yourself in front of the sharks cave. Best lenses for this site: Macro and wide-angle

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