SCUBA DIVING IN BORNEO
LANKAYAN ISLAND DIVE RESORT
This one is unique ! This is the only one in Malaysia’s Sulu Sea. This one is special. It is a MACRO WORLD PARADISE.
BABY BLACK TIP SHARKS AT LANKAYAN ISLAND
CLOWN FISH AND ANEMONE
- Bimbo Rock
- Lost Reef
- Kens Rock
- Twin City
- Jawfish Lair – a resident pair of Jawfish can be seen aerating their eggs in the mouth of the male.
- Malu Malu
- Ant and Ant
- Froggie Fort
- Coral Gardens
- Fan Garden
Lankayan Island is a small island fully covered with tropical vegetation, featuring tall casuarina trees and the ubiquitous pandan screwpine. The island is pristine, not having suffered human occupation for long, and has some interesting fauna subjects. The island is a great place to explore or simply to relax. Welcome to Asia’s best kept secret.
Lankayan Island scuba diving season runs all year round, with the best time to visit for whale shark sightings being between April and May. The water temperature lies around 26 degrees C or more year round.
Lankayan Island is part of the Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) which covers approximately 46300 ha. It was declared a conservation area in December 2001. The area is jointly managed by Sabah State Wildlife Department and private sector representatives. Lankayan is also governed by an extensive management plan to ensure sustainable use of resources and environmentally friendly tourism policies. Among other things, SIMCA representatives enforce a no fishing policy in the area, protect Turtles and their eggs, ensure a no anchoring policy for boats and limit tourist numbers and tourist facilities. Lankayan Resort used environmental consultants to design and implement waste management and recycling methods, build rainwater collection areas and ensure continued health of island flora. The results are positive and visible – healthy corals and rich vegetation.