Gorgonian Forest

  • Gorgonian Forest

    The very highlight of this dive site is the magnificent formation of gorgonian fans. Gorgonian forest is one of the best sites in the region of Layang Layang. It has a steep slope, you can probably encounter an individual hammerheads or a leopard shark resting on a bulge. It is located at the northern side of Layang Layang that has a wall going down from 15 to 40 meter deep. Along the wall you can find barrel of sponges and lots of sea fans dancing with the waves.

    The common sea creatures you can find here are whale sharks, manta rays, barracuda, dog tooth and giant trevallys. Here you can also spot huge jacks and hawksbill turtle resting from the current. Also large giant clams along the way. It has an enormous pack of marine life and you won’t get tired savoring the scene.

    The best diving season is from summer to fall. Don’t ever forget to bring your camera to take a memorable photo with the fishes here.

    Location: Layang Layang, Sabah
    Conditions: can be strong
    Visibility: 20 to 50 meters
    Depth: 10 to 40 meters

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