The Swallow Reef or better known as ‘Layang Layang’ Island in Kota Kinabalu is an island at the north of Sabah in the Borneo Island.
This island can be considered as secluded as it is located in deep waters. The depth of its water can reach up to 2000 meter deep. These deep waters are home to many marine life and it is well-preserved, thus some restrictions are placed to tourists. Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and coral reefs are some of marine life thriving in the depths of the waters of the Swallow Reef.
The main activity to do in this place is scuba diving where you can take a boat from the island to a nearby depths of 40 meters and dive to your heart’s content! Crack Reef, D-Wall, The Point, Pier Diving, Dog Tooth Liar and Wrasse Strip are some of the famous diving spots in the Swallow Reef.