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Best Guide To Diving In Myanmar ‘ Mergui And Burma Banks

Burma Boating is set to launch monthly cruises around the Mergui Archipelago, combining two of the most sought-after activities in these clear waters – yachting and scuba diving. Liveaboards to Burma (Myanmar) usually depart from Ranong in Thailand and the liveaboard operator will take care of all the Burma entry requirements for you. This vast area has numerous unexplored dive sites as it is one of the furthest from land, sitting roughly 100 nautical miles (180 km) west of Kawthaung.

Not as good as the Similan Islands although can be excellent at times. Since this area sees so few visitors, everything underwater has remained pristine and intact, unlike dive sites around Thailand and Bali that see massive amounts of people every single day.

Oriented towards the distant Mergui Archipelago, the Victoria Cliff Hotel and Resort in Kawthuang is the best place on the mainland of southern Myanmar for stopovers and sunsets. The waters of Mergui Archipelagos are the safe and prospering home to a group of nomadic people, locally known as Salons or the Mokens.

There are two main regions for beach tourism in Myanmar: the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Myanmar’s best dive sites are quite a way from the coasts, which means they’re usually private. Offering pristine white-sand beaches the islands off the southern coast of Myanmar now secretly serve up a few barefoot luxury options for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzURGCmWOQs modern Robinson Crusoes.

Over 800 beautiful, untouched islands create the Mergui, or in Burmese, Myeik, Archipelago. South Twin and North Twin offer as well as many different dive sites a great diversity in marine life to go along. Unless you are planning to combine your diving with a land-based tour in Myanmar, the most practical gateway city is Ranong, which is a border town just across the water from Kawthaung.

It is renowned for its crystal clear water, pristine white-sanded beaches, and diverse marine life. Mergui Archipelago (also known as Myeik Archipelago or Myeik Kyunzu) is located far in the Southern part of Myanmar and is part of the Tanintharyi Region. The dive site is like on a submarine considerably larger underneath than the small rock breaking the surface.