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Burma Banks

Burma Banks

Burma Banks

The Famous Burma Banks, just outside the Mergui Archipelago region, flatten out at just over 20 metres with little in the way of shallow features so nitrox is a popular choice. Scuba diving at the Burma Banks means beautiful expansive sea fans and some of the most pristine hard coral formations you will ever see. There is a timeless beauty to diving here and you get the feeling the underwater scenery has changed little for years and years.

Chevron Barracuda school at Three Tree's in the Similan Islands

Chevron Barracuda school at Three Tree’s in the Similan Islands

There are a series of banks: Big, Rainbow, Roe, Sivertip, Coral and Heckford banks, around which nurse sharks, grey reef sharks and silvertips can be seen. Great barracuda, potato cod and octopus add to the fun of this special region, which is visited by only a few liveaboards.

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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