The island off Mersing, along with Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pinang, are rated among the best diving destinations within the Johor Marine Park Area. The deeper waters around the area ensure good visibility and a large variety of marine life. The island is especially popular among weekend divers.
The rich pelagic action also attracts numerous sport fishermen, hoping to try their luck with the marlins or sailfish outside the marine park island. Many private yachts anchor in the calm waters between Pulau Aur and Pulau Dayang.
The main reef is located towards the southern end of Pulau Aur and Pulau Pinang. The top of the reef begins at about 12m and slopes in excess of 25m, making it ideal for diving.
From Johor Bahru city centre, take the Johor Bahru–Kota Tinggi trunk road and on through the Kota Tinggi– Mersing trunk road (Highway 3).
From the North-South Expressway, take the Ayer Hitam exit (Interchange 244) and drive towards Kluang and onwards using the Kluang– Jemaluang trunk road (Highway 50). After Jemaluang town, get onto the Kota Tinggi–Mersing trunk road, heading towards Mersing. Look out for signboards that will lead you to Mersing Jetty.
Who To Contact
Tourism Malaysia Johor
Address: L3-26 Aras 3, Bangunan JOTIC, 2 Jalan Ayer Molek, Johor Bahru 80000, Johor, Malaysia Phone: +607-222 3590/3591 Fax: +607-223 5502