Diving in Layang-Layang Island
Some divers have pointed out that when initially entering this Layang-Layang dive site, their expectations plummet when greeted with the sight of this flat area with a gentle slope.
However, the area is blessed with formations of large hard corals, and is a haven for turtles and fish like groupers, sweetlips, snappers and squirrelfish. Within the dozens of overhangs and crevices, a sharp pair of eyes will find you nudibranchs, flatworms and a variety of crustaceans. Even on the sandy patches, life abounds. Here, you'll find garden eels and ribbon eels.
Watch out for the nests of triggerfish here, lest you get bitten for wandering into the path of these territorial creatures. Closer to the edge of the reef, you'll have encounters with schools of amber jacks, reef sharks and hammerhead sharks. There are a variety of anemones as well, in particular, try to spot the golden anemone, a rare variety few divers have spotted before. An excellent Layang Layang diving site in hindsight.
The Valley Reef Basics: Flat coral garden and slope
Depth: 5 - 30m
Visibility: 20 - 30m
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 24 - 28°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: February to October
Distance: 8 km (15 mins) west from Layang Layang Resort pier
Access: Layang-Layang Island dive resort
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