The Island of Pulau Aur is situated on the southern side of Tioman Island and is approximately 70 km off Mersing’s coast. Large Pristine Coral formations set this 5km long island apart from the rest of the places. The place is also frequented by whale sharks and mantas. Deep Water channels in surrounding islands attract a wide variety of marine life. Due to the absence of any diving operators in this island, all diving arrangements must be made before-hand by the diver.
Pulau Aur Top Dive Sites
Pulau Pinang diving site has rocky walls with depth of approximately 50 meters. It is located off the southern side of the coast of Aur and consists of 3 pinnacles that are rise thirty meters from the bottom of the sea to the subsurface. The pinnacles are covered with intact table corals. Although trevally, batfish and jacks are common here, the currents can be quite strong.
Located on the Northeastern coast of the Dayang Island, “Rayner’s Rock”, has boulder and rock formations that drop to 30 meters. Presence of Barracuda and Big Bumphead wrasse makes it one of the most favorite places for the locals. This area is also ideal for whale shark and manta sightings. “Captain Point” is located on the north of Dayang and has soft coral walls which are ideal for drift diving. However, divers must look out for eagle rays and manta. There are other good diving sites in Pulau Lang as well.