Welcome to Pulau Aur, Pulau Dayang & Pulau Pemanggil
These three islands are so far from the mainland (three to six hours by boat, depending on the vessel and the weather) that you'll need to devote a few days to make it worth the trip. In fact, you may not be able to get here at all outside of weekends and holidays, when the resorts run boats to pick up groups of Singaporean divers.
Sixty-five kilometres from the mainland, Pulau Aur has crystal-clear azure water, fantastic coral and a few wrecks off its coast, with the smaller island of Dayang sitting in sapphire waters just to the north.
Fifty kilometres east of Mersing, beautiful Pulau Pemanggil supports a very sparse population. Needless to say, the water and views are stunning.