Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Mergui Archipelago, Southern Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Mergui Archipelago, Southern Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)

Scuba diving information in Mergui Archipelago, Southern Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)

The Mergui Archipelago provides the opportunity to dive undisturbed, pristine dive sites in an area that has remained untouched for years. The topography is breathtaking with large submerged boulders and steep walls covered with large sea fans, sponges and colorful soft corals. There are some beautiful hard corals to be found too.

You can expect huge schools of dogtooth tuna, barracuda and trevallies as well as plenty of batfish, sweetlips and unicornfish. Some sites such as Shark Cave and Black Rock are known for attracting big fish such as reef sharks and manta rays, and whale sharks have been known to put in an appearance. Ghost pipefish, seahorses and frogfish are also to be found, along with octopus, cuttlefish and all sorts of crabs and shrimps.

Water Temperature

The water temperature does not vary much, between 25ºC and 28ºC.

Diving Suit

Maximum thickness of wetsuit needed is 5mm.

Visibility under water

Average visibility is 20 to 30 meters but it can be up to 50 meters. Certain sites can have as little as 5 meters of visibility when there is a lot of plankton about, but this attracts the manta rays and whale sharks.

Climate

Tropical, hot climate all year round. The dry season runs from November to May and the rainy season runs from May to October. The liveaboard diving season in the Mergui Archipelago occurs in the dry season only. The average air temperature is 27? C, but can go up to 34 to 36? C.

How to get there

Myanmar/Burma liveaboards depart from Phuket, Thailand. Phuket has its own International airport.

Other Activities

The Mergui Archipelago is accessed by liveaboard from Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is well known for its beautiful beaches and water-sport activities such as paragliding, jet skis and banana boats. There are several high-quality golf courses, a shooting range and a water-park.

There are numerous spas to choose from offering all types of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Temples worth visiting include the Chalong Temple and the enormous Big Buddha which sits on top of a hill and affords impressive views across the island. There are great shopping opportunities too.



Thanks to Andy Cross from Andy’s Scuba diving

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