Divers have been visiting the island
since the late 70's. During the earlier days, jetty
was not available and divers had to take a swim in order
to get ashore. Due to its remote location, getting to
Dayang Island requires a 6 to 8 hours sea journey on
a local fishing boat from mainland ... moving monstrously
heavy air compressors, dive equipment, food, etc, as
diving and accommodation facilities were not available.
Weary from the travel, and when things did not seems
promising, its the lights of the tropical island at
the crack of dawn that keep bringing the divers back
to this little piece of paradise.
Much has changed in the past decade. Dayang and Aur
are now graced with sturdy jetties and air-conditioned
chalets. Best of all, the sea journey has been telescoped
into half the time with the introduction of bigger and
faster boats. Now, most dive centers in Singapore and
Malaysia organize weekend dive trips to Dayang Island
on a very regular basis during the diving season from
February to November.
The traveling time from Singapore to Mersing jetty
is about 3 hours by land transfer. Departure is usually
on Friday evening at 7pm. From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
land transfer will take approximately 5 hours to reach
Groups of divers will arrive at the jetty around 11
pm before boarding their dive boat for the seaward journey
to the island, which takes about 3 to 4 hours in the
comfort of dive boats.
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