Located 65 km off Mersing on the northeast
coast of Johore, Dayang Island is West Malaysia's furthest
and most unique paradise out in the South China Sea.
Untouched and unspoiled, surrounded by crystal clear
blue water of striking beauty and remarkable marine
Although known to sportfishermen as the region's foremost
Black Marlin fishing location, this sunny little island
is virtually unknown ... a place often described as
"new discovery". However, with more efforts
now being made to increase accommodation and more information
disseminated about its unbeatable scenic beauty and
fabulous underwater world, Dayang is poised to be explored
more and to lay claim to being one of the most beautiful
island paradise in the world.
a little into the culture and history hundreds of years
The main island Aur is one of the Malay
words for Bamboo (commonly, it is "buluh").
Thus, Pulau Aur is "Bamboo Island". Historically,
Aur has been known to Chinese sailors for centuries.
A map printed in the 17th century, which derived its
information from the famous voyages of Admiral ZhengHe
in the 15th century, identifies Aur as two island (as
indeed it does appear to be from a distance) according
to its two peaks, Xi Zhu Shan (west bamboo mountain)
and Dong Zhu Shan (east bamboo mountain).
Dayang Island, is the second biggest island in the
Aur group. Facing the Aur Island, separated by Dayang
Channel, is Kampung Pasir Putih - The Village of White
Sand... And its in this small village where the popular
Dayang Island Resort
When To Go?
Diving season is generally between February to November.
The visibility around waters off Dayang is, on average
15 to 20 meters. But in very good weather and water
conditions, visibility can go up to 30 meters and
What's The Cost?
A weekend dive outing, departing from Mersing, can
be anywhere between SGD$ 380 to SGD$ 480. The final
price depends on the dive package you opt for. There
is a fairly wide variation in price because there
is also a wide variation in standard of accommodation
available on the island. From the basic long house
affair to the comfort of air-conditioned rooms.