diving in Malaysia island of Lankayan. A heavenly place for great diving in Malaysia! The small island of Lankayan, located in the Sulu Sea 30 miles off the northeastern coast of Sabah, offers unique underwater panoramas in the world, particularly suitable for lovers of the macro. The resort's beautiful white beach is perfect for relaxing or non-scuba divers. The 23 simple independent chalets are all equipped with private bathroom with hot and cold water shower, fan, minibar, veranda with wooden armchairs. The restaurant serves casual dining with local dishes and international cuisine. Always available free tea, coffee, water, toast and some snacks. Guests have access to a TV room and internet access in the main building open from 8.00 to 23.00. The island also offers good snorkeling opportunities and the possibility of kayaking. The PADI dive center offers 3 boat trips per day (08.00-11.00-15.00) in the more than 40 dive spots in the area.
The seabed around Lankayan offers unique spectacles and is inhabited by strange and rare creatures, so much so that it is a real paradise for macro enthusiasts: some species found here have not yet been cataloged. There is no coral reef but a vast plateau, where the reefs are all made up of fairly young coral, not more than 15 or 20 years old. Usual sightings are represented by large schools of barracudas, sharks and real clouds of large fusiliers, as well as large brightly colored gorgonians, sponges and giant groupers. Moreover, every night some turtles reach the beach to lay their eggs. Lankayan offers about 40 dive sites, all within a short time from the resort, including the two wrecks of the Lankayan and Mosquito Wreck (an armed barge of the Second World War), inside which there are many glass fish, lion fish and even platax . Wide variety of life especially in shallow areas: seahorses, nudibranchs, sand divers, flying gurnards, crustaceans and cephalopods, frog fish. Around the reefs you will find parrotfish, barracuda, snapper, stingrays and leopard sharks. Whale sharks can also be seen from March to May!
Departure from Italy to Kuala Lumpur with Qatar Airways scheduled flight (via Doha). Dinner and overnight on board.
Arrive in Kuala Lumpur in the morning and continue by scheduled flight to Sandakan. Meeting with the local assistant and continuation to the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary. In this center, the orangutans are rehabilitated for life in the forest after having lost their natural habitat. It is possible to see some specimens from the surrounding jungle, who flock to the rangers' platform for a feast of fruit and milk. Accommodation at the Sepilok Nature Reserve 3 *. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Early in the morning, transfer to the port of Sandakan and departure by fast boat (about 1 hour and a half) for the island of Lankayan, located in the Sulu Sea. The island, declared a protected marine park, jealously preserves its natural environment. Surrounded by a white sand beach, inside a thick vegetation is home to numerous species of birds. Full board accommodation at Lankayan Island Dive Resort.
Days at your disposal to dive or relax. Full board. The diver package includes 3 dives per day (excluding arrival day / day before departure) and unlimited shore dives with a buddy.
Free days for diving or relaxing.
Breakfast. In time, transfer by boat and minivan to Sandakan airport and scheduled flight to Kuala Lumpur. Continuation with Qatar Airways scheduled flight via Doha to Italy. Meals and overnight on board.
Arrival in Italy in the morning. End of services.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||Quota sub||Quota NON sub|
|Double||Supplement single||Double||Supplement single|
|From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021||€ 2,130||€ 820||€ 1,840||€ 660|
Free departures with private services.
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = dinner
To participate in this trip you need a passport, with a residual validity of at least 6 months and 1 free page.
Qatar high season flight supplement – from 22/07 to 13/08: € 110
Exchange rate 1 EUR = 4 RM
Exchange rate variations with fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
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I fondali attorno a Lankayan offrono spettacoli unici e sono abitati da creature strane e rare, tanto da farne un vero e proprio paradiso per gli appassionati di macro: alcune specie qui rinvenute non sono state ancora catalogate. Non vi è una barriera corallina ma un vasto plateau, dove i reef sono tutti formati da corallo piuttosto giovane, che non risale a più di 15 o 20 anni fa. Avvistamenti abituali sono rappresentati da grossi banchi di barracuda, squali e vere nuvole di fucilieri di grosse dimensioni, oltre a grosse gorgonie dai brillanti colori, spugne e cernie giganti. Ogni notte inoltre qualche tartaruga raggiunge la spiaggia per deporre le uova. Lankayan offre circa 40 siti di immersione, tutti raggiungibili in breve tempo dal resort, tra cui i due relitti del Lankayan e Mosquito Wreck (una chiatta armata della Seconda Guerra Mondiale), al cui intenro si trovano molti glass fish, lion fish ed anche platax. Ampia varietà di vita specialmente nelle aree poco profonde: cavallucci marini, nudibranchi, sand divers, flying gurnard, crostacei e cefalopodi, frog fish. Intorno ai reef troverete pesci pappagallo, barracuda, snapper, trigoni e squali leopardo. Da marzo a maggio è inoltre possibile avvistare gli squali balena!
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