Malaysia scuba diving - pulau aur and dayang island dive sites of Malaysia.
Pulau Aur and Dayang Island (peninsular Malaysia) The
Marine Parks of Johor have two distinct regions, the inshore islands
are Pulau Rawa, Pulau Babi Hujung, Pulau Babi Tengah, Pulau Babi
Besar, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Mentinggi and Pulau Sibu.Offshore, 65km
east of Mersing, Pulau Aur, and the three smaller islands of Pulau
Dayang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pinang, together with Pulau Pemanggil,
which is 15km northwest of Pulau Aur, make up the rest of the Johor
Pulau Aur and Pulau Dayang are two islands in close
proximity of sites to dive, from deep trenchers to shallow reefs.
Most noted for its pelagic sightings Aur and Dayang have been the
site of many sightings of whale shark and manta Ray.
Diving ranges from rock boulders and submerged reefs to wrecks. The
channel between Aur and Dayang is rich with coral reefs in
relatively shallow waters. You also have a unique opportunity to
dive on a wreck just off the shore of Dayang. Pulau Pinang a rocky
area, has steep drop-offs that provide shelter to giant stingrays,
groupers, large schools of barracudas, and sometimes Manta Rays or
A large boulder breaking the surface at about 4 meters high. Diving
is good around the eastern portion with a mixture of both hard and
soft corals providing shelter for a profusion of marine life. You
can expect to encounter schooling yellowtails, rainbow-runners,
trevallies and closer to the reef, groupers, damsels, butterfly
fish, scorpion fish and lots of cuttle-fish.
This submerged reef is located towards the south of Pulau Aur. The
top of the reef begins at about 12 meters and sloped in excess of 25
meters. If dived under the right circumstances with slight currents,
a large number of pelagic circumstances with slight currents, a
large number of pelagic including jacks, fusiliers, barracudas and
black tip shark can be sighted. Among the hard corals and scattered
soft corals are wrasses, puffer fish, damsels, lionfish and snappers.
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