Layang Layang Island

One of the extremely few places in the world where, at the right time of the year, you have a very good chance to see huge schools of hundreds of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks just cruising around, Layang Layang also offers virgin atoll reefs which have never been fished or experienced any kind of man-made pollution, as well as a rich biodiversity of marine life, including large shoals of fish, Manta Rays, White Tip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Dophins and even the occasional whale shark.

Best Time to Dive

  • The best time to dive in Layang-Layang Island is from April through October because during these months the weather is warm and sunny. And the rainy season is from November to March. The water temperature varies from 79 to 86 degrees or 26 Celcius to 30 Celcius the whole year round.


Additional Information

Valid passport and Visa (if applicable)
Cash in Singapore or local currency (Malaysian Ringgit; RM)
Personal Medication
Travel Insurance (recommended)
Able to snorkel/swim in the sea
Minimum of Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent (for leisure diver)

Getting There:
By Air (2 Hours)
Fly from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu.
Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Layang Layang Island (1 Hour).

2 way air transfer between Kota Kinabalu Airport and Layang Layang Island Resort and airport taxes
Twin-sharing accommodations
4N full board accommodation at Layang Layang Island Resort (5 meals a day)
1N accommodation at Kota Kinabalu Hotel on arrival day
Up to 9 guided boat dives
Air tanks and weights
Divemasters and/or dive instructors

Airfare between Singapore and Kota Kinabalu
Meals at Kota Kinabalu Hotel
Transfer between Kota Kinabalu Airport and Kota Kinabalu Hotel
Dive equipment rental
4 x AA sized batteries (if required for night dive)
Personal expenses (includes drinks, telephone/laundry bills, and tips)
Travel insurance (proof of insurance required)
Visa application and fees (if applicable)
Gratitude for the Boat Crew / Guide


Currency accepted: Malaysian Ringgit (RM) and USD

Credit cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard

Electricity Supply: 220-240V 50Hz, 2 pin round plug

Time difference: None

Immigration: Countries which require a visa for entry (if applicable)

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