Aur Island

Aur Island Map

Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 11

Type of Diving: Guided – shore, boat, deep diving

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Coral formations (mixture of hard and soft corals) with underwater pinnacles, turtles, black tip sharks, blue spotted rays, moray eels.

* Insider info: Although rare, whale sharks and mantas have been spotted around Aur Island.

Average Water Temperature: 28°C (82.4°F) to 31°C (87.8°F)

Seasonality: March to October (ideal period to go is between April to June where waters are calm and clearer)

Typical Visibility: 5m (16ft) to 30m (98ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to mild

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, Beach Hopping, Sea Kayak, Jungle Trekking

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: None

Availability of Other Facilities: Island police station located at the main village (Kampung Teluk Berhala)

Nearest Jetty: Mersing Jetty

Address: Jalan Abu Bakar, 86800, Mersing, Johor

* Approximately 3hr boat ride to Aur Island

Nearest Airport: Senai (Johor) Airport (IATA: JHB)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 4hr 15mins

From Kuala Lumpur (by bus): 5hrs (average bus fare ~RM40 one way)

From Johor (Larkin Terminal) (by bus): 1hr 45mins (average bus fare ~RM16 one way)

From Senai Airport (by car): 2hrs

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