Pulau Layang Layang
Pulau Layang-Layang is an island in Malaysian Borneo. Part of the Spratly Islands, it is situated approximately 300 km northwest of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Swallow Reef lies in 2,000 m of ocean and, due partly to the depth, this atoll has become famous for sightings of large pelagic species and for wall diving.
The main activities on the island are scuba diving, snorkeling and bird watching. For the scuba diver, there are twelve or so dive sites. Each dive will give you opportunity to see large creatures such as sharks, turtles and manta rays - maybe even the elusive hammerhead shark. A vast array of intact, unbleached hard and soft corals, barrel sponges, gorgonian fans, schools of large fish and the usual array of colourful little fish are easy to see on each dive.
Things to See & Do
* Bird watching
* Sun bathing
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language - Bahasa Malaysia, English
Land Area - 0.1 kmÂ²
Electricity - 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - +6o
Travel Links - Swallow Reef is a one hour flight north of Sabah's capital Kota Kinabalu. There is only one resort on the island and a stay there requires a return flight from Kota Kinabalu.