Live abaord Diving Burma Mergui Archipelago
The Merqui Archipelago of over 900 islands, lying on Burmese territory. Very few are inhabited. The area was until a short while ago closed off for foreigners. It now is opened to a limited no of yachts. Nature is breathtaking and so far we have probably only scratched the surface of what this part of the world has to offer.
Diving High Rock Mergui Archipelago Myanmar
High Rock lies 500 metres to the south of Quion Island. and has a wall on its north and east sides, and a rocky reef on its south and west. Blue line snapper form huge schools that obscure the reef wall from view. Glassfish are equally numerous, as are gold-striped fuseliers and yellow tail barracuda. scorpion fish and stone fish can also be spotted here.
Diving Shark Cave Mergui Archipelago Myanmar
One of the top Myanmar diving sites, Shark Cave is known for its resident nurse sharks in a tunnel. Often found guarding the entrance of the tunnel several long-fin trevally and silver sweetlips. The tunnel 20 metres long is covered in beautiful cup corals. Also you may find some large rock lobsters. The reef on the north east side is rugged with black and white featherstars, and green tube corals and cup corals. Sea snakes and rays hunt over the reef. Harlequin ghost pipe fish and tigertail seahorses as well as pipe fish can also be seen .
Diving Black Rock Mergui Archipelago Myanmar
The eighty metre wide island is for many divers the favourite scuba diving spot in the Mergui Archipelago Myanmar, Black Rock privide spectacular passes of whitetips, silvertips, and black-tip sharks, as well as mobula rays. Then there's the majestic encounters with manta rays and eagle rays soaring above and around you off the deep north western corner, and huge marble stingrays and leopard sharks on the sandy bottom. Diving down on to the boulder slopes to the south you'll find sprawling carpets of brown disc anemones and purple soft corals . Home amongst the lower boulders is a one and a half metres long barracuda, it ignores divers, intent instead on receiving dental surgery from the cleaner wrasse. Soft corals are most dense in the deeper south west sections corner of Black Rock. This colourful area includes orange cup corals, feather stars, gorgonian sea fans, and tiger striped anemones that cover the large boulders.
Diving North Twin Mergui Archipelago Myanmar
Just off the south west tip of the island is the South Pinnacle dive site. It starts 3 metres below the surface and drops down to 35 metres. The dive site is made up of large granite boulders similar to dive sites in Thailand Similan Islands and offers the best of many diving opportunities around North Twin Island. The boulders are carpeted in purple soft corals and spiny sea urchins. Ember parrotfish, blue surgeon fish and blue-ringed angelfish swim between the rocks. Cuttlefish can often be seen and turtles are common.
Diving South Twin Mergui Archipelago Myanmar
South Twin is a 1 kilometer long tree-topped granite island, with two small bays on the south side. In the shallows you'll find fine table corals hidden amongst the boulders and home to anthias and damsel fish. There are tiger cowries here and the elusive ribbon eel. There are also colourful magnificent anemones and carpet anemones all being defended by anemone fish.
Diving Burma Banks Myanmar
The most famous dive site in Myanmar, rising to within 15 metres of the Andaman Sea surface, before plunging back down into the surrounding 300 metre deep waters. Burma Banks diving is in quite virgin dive territory and offered on only a handful of liveaboard cruises.
Diving Western Rocky Mergui Archipelago Myanmar
Western Rocky offers a choice of wall diving, reef diving, pinnacles and an passage through the centre of the island.
Shrimps, crabs and lobster are numerous in the crevices and common lionfish are also present. A tunnel that runs right through the centre of the island and exits on the northern side. The large passage entrance starts at 17 metres depth down to 24 metres, allowing divers to see daylight for the whole 30 metres through the tunnel. If you exit the tunnel on the north side the prettiest section of the dive site is to the left. Here anemones and pore corals proliferate with a myriad of fish life, including thousands of glassfish being hunted by trevally. Fimbriated morey eels are common and sea snakes can be seen. The south side of Western Rocky is a wall dive with gorgonian sea fans, feather stars and sea whips protruding from the wall. In deeper water where white tip reef sharks can be found. Cuttlefish are common here as are big reef squid. Scorpionfish are everywhere as are twin spot lionfish and various moray eels including yellow margined, white-eyed and spot-faced morays.