Pulau Dayang Travel Guide

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Pulau Dayang Highlights

  • Pro
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    bpacker says…

     Clear viz, beautiful white beaches 

  • Con
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    yinghaw says…

     No luxuries available. 

  • In a nutshell
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    Fubu says…

     Agonizing boat ride, but worth it. 

Pulau Dayang Things to Do

  • Scuba Diving

    As I wrote earlier in my intro, the sole purpose of coming to Pulau Dayang is scuba diving. You can really enjoy some nice diving as there are many diving sites around the island. I just share a few pictures, but you know that there is much more down underwater.

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  • Fill up your dive log

    For divers, after a day of diving, remember to fill up your dive logs, so that you can look back and reminisce on the good time you had during each of your trip and see how you've progressed in your diving skill over the years.Of cos not forgetting to exchange your dive experience, share the underwater photographs other divers has taken and just...

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  • Be a star gazer

    As the island isn't very well lit, you'll be able to get a good view of the stars formation at night if the sky is clear from clouds.I couldn't help marvelling at the stars. According to my friend, if you stare at a star long enough, you'll see shooting stars.

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  • The Princess

    This is one of the few dive boats that is available in Dayang...it was pretty neat cos we could chill out on the upper deck for a spectacular view of the sea.

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  • Starry Starry Night

    I dunno if I should put this under Things to do or Nightlife, but anyway, yeah if you're here, you simply gotta catch the night's sky.Especially if you came from a big city that can barely see the moon at night.Try to look long enough to catch one or two shooting stars!

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  • Catch sunrise from jetty

    If you're early you can catch sunrise at around 7 am from Dayang Island Resort Jetty.I'm not sure about sunset coz it's slightly on the other side of the island, but if you have an evening dive you could prolly catch sunset from the boat transfer.

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  • Dive! Dive! Dive!

    Honestly, the main draw over here is the diving. Most of us Singaporeans get our open water dives certified over here ( Those who are suicidal do it in the murky waters of Singapore ) . The shallower reef areas make an excellent spot for checking out and the deeper waters have all sorts of marine life. However, do note that the waters in the deeper...

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  • Snorkeling and other activities

    Even if you're a non-diver, you can do snorkeling in the shallower reef areas around dayang and aur. If not, you can fish, rock climb or simply sun-bathe in Dayang.

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  • The best area in Dayang for Drift Diving

    But staying at Pulau Dayang has its charms, there are beautiful white beaches for lovely walks and plenty of greenery. Now, Pulau Dayang faces Pulau Aur and in between the 2 islands is a narrow 400m channel that make an excellent area for drift diving.

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Pulau Dayang Transportation

  • Ferry from Mersing to Pulau Dayang

    The ferry is provided by the Pulau Dayang Dive operator. The boat is also the diving boat we took for the rest of our diving trip there.As we boarded the boat at around 1 am, though tired, we couldn't resist checking out the stars from the deck and ended up falling asleep on the deck.In Singapore, you seldom get to see so much stars.. I still...

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  • Dayang Island Resort Jetty

    There's only 1 jetty in Dayang Island.You would usually come here by boat transfer from Mersing Jetty, Johor.The journey took about 4 hours from Mersing Jetty.Check out my Mersing page for more info on getting to Mersing Jetty.

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Pulau Dayang Warnings and Dangers

  • Jellyfish

    Beware for jellyfishes, when we visited Dayang there were lots of them and lots of us got stung by them.

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  • Abandoned Fishing Net

    March 27th 2004, when we dive at the Pinnacles, we found a long stretch of abandoned fishing net near the ascending line. A big lobster was trapped in the net. The belly of the lobster was full of eggs. Iris, Kevin, and myself helped to free the lobster. We also manage to save 2 more fish from the net. It was towards the end of the dive and our...

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  • Jellyfish Season

    Jellyfish numbers seem to abound during the morning hours around the Dayang Canal during the month of October. Aside from the more common types of jellyfish, I saw several larger, colourful (and potentially deadly) ones like the pink Lion's Mane Jellyfish. However, the dive sites we visited yielded virtually none if compared to those around the...

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Pulau Dayang What to Pack

  • Pack light as always, but bring...

    Dive bag and gears (you would most prolly come here for diving anyway) sunshades Bring everything yourself, the resort will provided none, but there's a shop selling those if you're willing to spend money. Underwater camera Sunblock, suntan oil, towel, blanket

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  • No blanket in the resort, bring sleeping...

    Pack lite, take only what you'll need. Bring a sweater or jacket, you'll need it on the boat ride through the night. The air-condition was really cold.Bring a sleeping bag, because there's no blanket provided to the guest.Lite clothing will be enough. First Aid box, and other necessities. Underwater camera, and enough batteries. Moisture...

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Pulau Dayang Sports & Outdoors

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    by yann.ng Written Jun 12, 2008

    We had 5 dives during our 2 days on the island. Went to the following dive sites:

    1) Lang Bay
    2) Rayner's Rock
    3) Captain Point
    4) Telok Jawa
    5) Crocodile Rocks

    Unfortunately, whenever we are diving, it is raining, therefore the visibility of the dives were not too good ranging between 3 - 7m. The surface current for most dives were pretty strong too.

    We spotted a really HUGE nudibranch. It's at least 1.5times the size of my face.. I mean the usual nudibranch I've seen is only approximately thumb size!

    Also saw a big school of barracudas, many angelfish, parrotfish, redtooth triggerfish, a huge humphead, small cuttlefish, many species of anemone fish, moray eel, goby, crabs and shrimp and some really beautiful but unidentified fishes.

    Equipment: Diving gears

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    Pulau Dayang / Aur

    by yinghaw Updated Jan 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Pulau Dayang is a lovely place, unfortunately, it's not as popular as its neighbor Pulau Tioman. If you are ever in Malaysia and you want to pay a visit to Pulau Dayang, you can contact Planet Scuba.

    Tel: +603-22872822
    website: www.planetscuba.com.my

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