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The Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago is located in southernmost part of Myanmar (Burma). It is a collection of over 800 stunning islands. Due to its remote isolation, the islands and surrounding waters are alive with an gorgeous diversity of flora & fauna and stunning underwater scenes and diverse marine life.

Negotiations between Burma and Phuket scuba diving operators in 1997 saw the region opened up to foreign tourism. Given the archipelago’s remote isolation, much of her underwater topography has yet been thoroughly explored.

The best conditions for scuba diving are the months between December to April. Whale sharks and manta rays are prominent from February to May.

Calorie Indica nudibranch found at Koh Doc Mai in Phuket Thailand

Calorie Indica nudibranch Myanmar Liveaboard

There are an endless amount of dive sites here with some never being explored by scuba divers. The popular dive sites like Shark Cave can often have bull, nurse, grey reef and whale sharks all appear from time to time. Another hugely popular site Black Rock has recently had large schools of both manta rays and mobula rays. The site can also be an underwater photographers dream with the ever popular frogfish, ribbon eels, ghostpipe fish and a variety of crustaceans all making an appearance.

There are a few liveaboard dive operators operating out of Phuket that have adventures going to this relatively new frontier. Most are between 9 and 10 days in length.

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 start at about seven days in length.

Ornate Ghost Pipfish Koh Doc Mai Scuba Diving Phuket

Ornate Ghost Pipfish Myanmar Liveaboard

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