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Black Rock

Black Rock

Black Rock

An 80 meter wide island, Black Rock lies in a northwest to southeast position. Walls line both the west and southwest corners. It is one of the most popular dive sites in the Burma, Mergui Archipelago.

Commonly three sharks inhabit the area being the white tip, silver tip and black tip reef sharks.

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Black Rock has a diverse range of marine species and recently been popular for shoals of mobula rays and manta rays. In the 2012 – 2013 liveaboard season there were big sightings of Manta rays and one one particular sighting 28 different rays were officially recorded. The ever popular eagle rays, leopard sharks, moray eels, mantis shrimps, blue ringed angelfish, spotted hawkfish all make an appearance and it is a dive site that is definitely worth making the extra effort to get to.

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Update: 2015

Black Rock is a remote islet that attracts marine life from miles around. Manta rays, mobulas and eagle rays are all common sightings and if you’re lucky you may get treated to a sighting of the magnificent whale shark. In amongst the boulders at depth you can find huge marble rays. The macro diving is also pretty impressive, frogfish, ghost pipefish and plenty of small shrimps and crabs hideout in amongst the impressive soft coral gardens in the shallows. A dive site which has something for everyone and widely considered to be the best in Myanmar.

This dive site can only be done on a liveaboard trip to Myanmar/Burma. Very few boats now travel to Myanmar and all that do have extended trips that run for about seven days.

PLease check out our Myanmar liveaboard page.

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