Scuba Diving Malaysia-Pulau Lankayan
is located in the Sulu Sea north west if Sandakan on the north
east coast of Sabah. This small paradise island, with stretches
of white sandy beaches.
Lankayan offers a fantastic variety of macro marine life,
a muck-diving arena that rivals both Mabul
and Kapalai Island. However, with new protection from local
fishermen, the larger marine creatures such as leopard sharks,
marbled stingray and giant grouper have returned to the surrounding
reefs. Schools of bumphead parrotfish, yellowtail barracuda
and scads also appear at many dive sites.
Among the 40 dive sites is Lankayan Wreck, an ocean going
fish poaching vessel than demised in the area of its illegal
activities. This wreck now hosts many different species of fish
from small glassfish, harlequin ghost pipefish, painted frogfish
to giant grouper and marbled stingrays.
Many rare subjects can be found on many other dive sites
including seahorses, flying gurnards, flamboyant cuttlefish,
jawfish, dragonets and sand divers. Having Pulau Selingan, home
to Sabah's Turtle Sanctuary nearby, it is not a surprise to
also see the occasional hawksbill or green turtle on one of
Dive sites around Malaysia :[ Sipadan island ][ Mabul ] [ Kapalai ] [Redang Island ] [ Tioman island ] [ Lankayan ] [Semporna island] [ Pulau Dayang/Aur ] [ Tenggol island ] [ Jarak Island ] [ Pulau Langkawi ] [ Layang-Layang ] [ Pulau Kapas ] [ Lang Tengah ]
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