White Manta is the newest and most luxurious liveaboard sailing out of Singapore. Completed in 2002 the boat holds 24 divers in spacious comfort with a large dive deck, outdoor area and sun deck. Fully air conditioned, the 26m long wooden hull boat provides a stable sailing to and from the Malaysian islands in comfort. No more bus rides, hassles with customs, long late night boat rides. This has to be the only way to dive Pulau Aur!
Aur Island is located 80 kms off Mersing on the northeast coast of Johore. Being the furthest offshore, it is among the last unspoiled marine paradise in West Malaysia, famous as the region's foremost Black Marlin fishing locale. Each year, from February to November, anglers from all over will gather at the surrounding waters just for a chance to battle with this magnificent fish. Being the furthest offshore also mean visibility is usually good and chances to encounter large pelagic fish is very high. Whale sharks and manta ray have been spotted. Diving ranges from rock boulders, submerged reef to wreck. Divers of all levels of training will enjoy this dive location. The channel between Aur and Dayang also offers rich coral reefs and relatively shallow waters. At the middle of the channel lies a sunken aircraft wrapped in fishing net. There is even a Ming wreck. Pinang Island, a generally rocky area, has steep drop-offs that provides shelter to giant stingrays, groupers, large school of barracudas and sometimes whale sharks. Aur also has other good dive sites and many more to be discovered.
Package Includes :- 2 nights onboard White Manta All meals 6 dives (inc one night dive) Tanks/weights as required Dive Guides