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Dive Review of Lankayan Dive/Lankayan Resort in
Malaysia/Lankayan Island

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Ehler, Texas, USA (5 reports)
    Report Number 3065
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Belize, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Marshall Islands,
Manado, Lembeh, Sipadan, Mabul,Layang Layang,Truk, Red Sea, Mozambique,
Saudi Arabia, PNG, Philippines, Solomon Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand,
Nuie, Kosrae, Columbia, Turks Caicos, Bimini, Florida, Texas, California
and Socorro Island
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
We were not limited to time although brochure says dives are limited to 45
minutes.
Gloves are not permitted.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
The dive boats did not have soak tanks nor was there room for a tank if
there were more than 6 diver.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Lankayan Resort was a delightful surprise. We were met at the airport by a
representative of the company and taken to the harbor for transportation by
boat to the island. It is a 1.5 hour boat ride in a boat with two new 225
HP outboards. There was GPS and radio but no toilet. The resort is
extremely comfortable, well maintained and managed. The food is first
rate!
The resort runs a very active turtle hatchery and education program.
Strong military presence on island.
Distant blasts heard on most dives.
The resort seems to cater to a European clientele. 
All of the staff were enthusiastic and have a "can do" attitude.
Lankayan is one of Sabah's jewels.
The viz during our stay was poor due to feeder bands from a very strong
typhoon over the Philippines.
All dive sites have permanent moorings. The dive operation is well managed
with very good rental gear. All cold tank fills were in excess of 3000
psi.
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