Pulau Aur Travel Guide

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Pulau Aur Things to Do

  • Scuba diving

    This is the top most activity around this island. You will get to see many marine life because the visibilty is good. The waters around Pulau Aur are deeper and clearer than around the inner islands and because of the great distance from the mainland, sightings of pelagic are possible. Whale sharks and manta rays were sighted before.

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  • Diving

    Pulau Aur provides a clean sea with high visibility and lots of different aquatic life. During my dives, I have come across white tip shark, sea turtle, lion fish, cuttle fish and many more. A weekend trip would give you an idea, but for sure you would want to stay more.

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  • Scuba Diving

    Well, to be honest, there aren't any other activities that you can find here... but it's sure a suitable place to do your open waters.The water current is almost negligible and there are actually sandy patches below where you are able to kneel.

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Pulau Aur Restaurants

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    by kelnsha Written Mar 17, 2005

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    Simple local dishes like rice, vegetables and fish. Basic eating area with a small TV, VCD player and midi hi-fi.

    Favorite Dish: It has to be their snacks in between dives like french fries or crackers because you are hungry after your dives.

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Pulau Aur Nightlife

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    by kelnsha Written Mar 17, 2005

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    There is practically nothing much to do except going for a night dive unless you choose to watch some VCDs or sitting around to chit-chat, have a beer or sharing your day dive sightings. Night diving around Pulau Aur is like an underwater disco because there are so many divers diving there that it looks like one. You will get to see the marine life at night. They are ready to pose for you for a perfect photgraph.

    Dress Code: You have to be in your diving wetsuit!

    Parrotfish at night
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Pulau Aur Transportation

  • Slow boat to Pulau Aur

    If travelling 4 hours by boat to an island is fine with you, then Pulau Aur is your next destination. I heard you can get a speed boat there but it's going to cost you a bomb if you do not have the volume.

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  • Dive Boat

    Getting around to nearby dive / snorkelling sites. Use a dive boat. Check out with your hotel / guesthouse. It's easily available. However, you may need to share the boat with other divers / snorkellers.

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Pulau Aur Shopping

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    by kelnsha Written Mar 17, 2005

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    You will not miss when you are back to the main land because after 4 hours of boat journey, you will want to get some drinks, a bite or to the loo.

    What to buy: Nothing much in Pulau Aur but there are thousand and one designs of dive T-shirts at the main land souvenir shops. Take your time and choose one that you like provided your coach is waiting for you!

    What to pay: You need to pay in Malaysia Ringgit and one T-shirt can cost anything from MYR10 to MYR30 depending on the qualities and designs.

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Pulau Aur Warnings and Dangers

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    by kelnsha Updated Jun 11, 2006

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    If you know what a triggerfish looks like, do not get too near them because they may attack you once they feel intruded. If you have no idea how it looks like, please see the photograph attached.

    Titan triggerfish
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Pulau Aur Tourist Traps

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    by kelnsha Written Mar 17, 2005

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    Do not go for something that is cheap but find out and compare other resorts before you decide where you want to stay.

    Unique Suggestions: If you are on a tight budget, be prepared for hiccups, delays, insufficient food, poor maintained equipment and facilities.

    Fun Alternatives: Try other alterantives but no guarantee.

    Adventure Underwater Resort surroundings
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Pulau Aur What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: If you are bringing your own dive equipment, get a solid dive bag to protect your expensive gears. If not, a haversack will do.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothings. Shoes not a must. Umbrellas and rain coats are best kept at home unless you are going on the monsoon or raining season.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Personal toiletries is a must unless you want to share. Bring your own medicine only if you need them. Eample, you are prone to sea sick, stomache upset and etc.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your underwater cameras. Additional batteries and do not forget your charger. You will not want to miss what you have seen underwater.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sun block is a must unless you like to be burnt. Head gears and sunglasses will be useful. Camping and beach gears are not necessary unless you are camping there and not diving or snorkeling.

    Miscellaneous: Do not forget your dive card and log book!

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Pulau Aur Sports & Outdoors

  • Try the followings...

    Well, if you do not dive or snorkel, you may want to play beach volleyball/frisby or try if the banana boat, canoe or kayak ride is available at the resort. Preferably bring your own beach volleyball/frisby and you do not need to worry if they have one or a punctured one.

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  • Diving / Snorkelling

    Visibility for diving is superb and divers can catch a glimpse of shipwrecks and artifacts strewn along the seabed. This area is also popular for game fishing where huge fishes such as the Marlins, Barracudas and giant Groupas are available. All gears can be rented from your accommodation. You just need to bring yourself.

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  • Great sunset and lovely marine lifes

    It has to be scuba diving! Try it yourself & you'll discover a whole new world! You will never forget or regret unless you are afraid of the sea. This was the first time I get to see some ship wrecks because I was taking my advance open water diving course.

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  • Blue water

    Beautiful island with white powdery sands, crystal clear water and a lot of sunshine. After a whole day snorkelling and sun bathing, you'll really get tanned. Since majority of the visitors are divers, I believed this island must be famous with its excellent marine lifes and underwater scenes.

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