Among the 40 dive sites is Lankayan Wreck, where the remains of an ocean-going fishing boat can be explored. This wreck now hosts many different species of fish from small glass-fish,harlequin ghost pipefish, painted froglish to giant grouper and marbled stingrays.
Despite the remoteness, the island has all the amenities of a tropical resort.Vistors can stay in wooden bungalows that blend into the natural sorroundings.
Indeed, Lankayan is not only for discerning divers but for anyone who appreciates the tranquility of a paradise island that offers beautiful sunrises, spectacular sunsets and magnificent seaspaces.
Lankayan's speciality is 'macro' diving -looking for beautiful tiny creatures -although 'big fish' pelagic divingis also available.
HOW TO GET THERE BY AIR
Guests will have to catch the morning flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan.
Speedboat transfer is from the Sandakan Yatch Club to Pulau Lankayan, takes about an hour and a half.
WHO TO CONTACT
For more information, please contact Sabah Tourist Office Tel: +6088-248-698/ 211 732
Lankayan is a resort island with comfortable amenities.