Diving on Lankayan Island – Malaysia

28.07.2019 by Editor Team

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There are places in the world that seem to be favored by fate. The small island of Lankayan is one of them. It is Malaysia’s only island resort in theulus Sea. The sea all around shimmers in blue and green tones. The interior of the island is overgrown by thicket. Those who return from a holiday on Lankayan are usually enchanted. From the fairytale atmosphere. From a simple but cosy resort. From the people there and last but not least from the dives off Lankayan.

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Diving on Lankayan Island

On Lankayan Island you will go diving three times a day by speedboat. Lankayan is like many other islands in Malaysia a paradise for macro dives. In the meantime, the reefs have recovered from fishing with dynamite. All dive sites can be reached by boat in a maximum of ten minutes. The visibility in the Sulu Sea varies. It can also be less than ten meters. Ghost shred fish, seahorses and colorful nudibranchs appear on order. Also a huge jawfish. It belongs to the jawfish family and carries its brood in the mouth.

Wreck Diving on Lankayan Island

The Lankayan wreck is a former Chinese fishing boat. It lies at a depth of 30 metres. This makes it one of the deepest dive sites around. Mackerels and batfish cavort there. But also turtles and reef sharks have made themselves comfortable between the corals. Ghost shred fish use the feather stars for camouflage. There are glass fish walls in the ship’s hatches. In the corals of the “North Coral Garden” you will find a school of coral catfish. And in the lagoon next to the jetty there are healthy hard corals. Parrotfish and snapper can also be watched while snorkeling. Diving on Lankayan Island

To secure the turtle population, the nests of green and loggerhead turtles are regularly collected on the beach. Then they are labelled and buried again in the interior of the island. To protect them from the flood. It is one of the special experiences on this island in the Sulu Sea to be there while hatching.

The best dive sites on Lankayan Island

Diving at the Lankayan Wreck: Former Chinese fishing boat. It was sunk as an artificial reef and stands upright in the sand. It is heavily overgrown with corals and rich in life. Here you will find shoals of batfish, ghost fish and glass fish.

Diving at Twin City: Two small reefs connected by a sandy area. Overgrown with gorgonians and black corals with countless shrimps. On the ground you can often see sand sharks.

Diving at the House reef: Ideal snorkeling spot. Very rich in fish. Dense hard coral growth. In between swim parrotfish and snapper in large quantities.

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