Pulau Aur is an island in Mersing district, Johor, Malaysia. It lies about 76 kilometres (47 mi) east of Mersing Town and is part of the Johor Marine Park. Its corals, lagoons and off shore pools make it a tourist attraction. It has for many years also always been a frequent stopover point for fisherman.
Driving to Mersing Jetty which is located in Johor Bahru. It will take approximately 3 hours if departed from Singapore whereas it will take almost 6 hours if drive from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing. Then, there will be a boat waiting at the jetty to bring to the island. From there, it will be another 4-5 hours to reach Aur Island. It will be longer if the sea is rough during the transportation.
Pulau Aur is smaller compared to the other four islands mentioned. Besides, due to its overwhelming distance from the mainland of Peninsula Malaysia, Aur Island offers the clearest of waters and the most exciting dive sites in this part of the country. Marine life commonly seen by divers include Manta-Ray, Barracudas, Whitetip Sharks, Rays, Napoleon Wrasse, Jacks, Trevally, Yellowback Fusiliers, Turtle, Angelfish, Titan Trigger Fish and Bumphead Parrotfish. Pulau Aur also acts as the stopping point for them fishermen. There are many activities one can do on the island. Although it is small in size, it has multiple spots to choose from for scuba diving and snorkeling.
- CompanyPulau Aur
- Category Attractions
- Location Mersing, Johor
- Tag Attractions in Johor, Attractions in Mersing, Pulau Aur, Things to do in Malaysia
Pulau Aur, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia