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

Lankayan Dive/Lankayan Resort, Sep, 2006,

by Bill Ehler, Texas, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 3065.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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