Interesting Places In Malaysia
Pulau Aur or Aur Island is one of the beautiful islands in the South China Sea off the coast of Johor. Located 75 km offshore from Mersing, it is one of the farthest major island within the Johor Marine Park. Pulau Aur is surrounded by crystal-clear waters which look simply fantastic on a clear day. There are shipwrecks off its coast - some of these are from ancient Chinese junks and sailing ships laden with cargo that are still being salvaged.
The deeper waters around the area ensure good visibility and a large variety of marine life, the island is 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.