The pick up from my guesthouse in Kota Kintabalu was at 04.45 this morning. So packed all my stuff last night. Some of it could stay at the guesthouse because I would not need that on the Island Layang Layang. I have been looking forward to the day this was going to happen. This I sland is listed one of the best of Malaysia and the rest of Asia. I booked this trip around the days I am going to stay here and in Sipadan. Sipadan Listed as the best dive site of Asia will start the 11 th of April.
So the pick up at 04.45 am and with the bus to one more hotel to pick up some more divers, all Chinese. A short trip to the airport and checking in and then we waited to get in to the airplane. A one hour flight and there it was just below us. A small island with a landing strip, one resort and some military people staying not so far from the resort. We signed in and then were brought to our rooms. Damned thatís why it is so expensive. But soon I new it was worth every penny. We arrived around eight and first dive at 11.00 am. And at that moment I knew this is just f*****ing awesome. You dive from boats that will bring you to the dive spot. It canít be further away than 15 minutes. My buddy is Brian a American guy. And the other diver in our group is Peng Li yes you are right she is from China. She hardly speaks any English. That is a bit of a pity because comunication with her is almost impossible and always difficult. There are two other groups ( resort is not full ) they are all Chinese men and woman. So our grioup is small and that will make diving nicer then being in a fully loaded boat of 12 Chinese . Our dive master Cyril is a good and nice guy and very relaxed and clear in his signals.