Pulau Aur is located around around 70 kilometers off the coast of Mersing, south of Tioman Island. The five kilometer long island is blessed with larger, pristine coral formations due to its greater distance from the mainland. It is also often visited by some big pelagics such as mantas and whale sharks. There are several surrounding islands and the deep water channels between them attract all manner of marine life. There are no dive operators on the island, everything must be pre-arranged.
Pulau Aur Dive Sites
Pulau Pinang off the southern coast has a rocky wall that drops down to around 50 meters. Off the southern coast of Aur are three pinnacles that rise from 30 meters to just below the surface, they are covered in untouched table corals. Schools of batfish, jacks and trevally are common here but currents can be strong.
Rayner’s Rock off the northeast coast of Dayang Island has rock and boulder formations dropping to 30 meters, with big humphead wrasse and barracuda present here, it is one of the local favourite spots. Also the best place in the area for that manta or whale shark sighting. Off the northern point of Dayang is Captain Point where drift diving along the soft coral walls is popular, again keeping a lookout for manta and eagle rays. Pulau Lang also offers a couple of good dive sites.