With an almost non-existent tourism infrastructure in the area, Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago is home to a biodiversity that is untouched by urbanization. With 800 islands to explore, and a distance far away from the mainland, a liveaboard is the best way to explore the archipelago. Dive sites that are mapped out currently, are spread across the southwest coast of the archipelago. The Northern half, especially, has remained out of reach from negative spillovers of civilization, there are a variety of sites that is a sanctuary to a plethora of big and small creatures. The occasional Whale Shark, Nurse Shark, Devil Rays, Manta Rays, and other pelagic life are bountiful. Even macro-life is magnificent in the area. Dive sites here are just opening up as the country opens itself up to the rest of the world. There are much left to be explored in Myanmar's Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago.
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Leisure Diving, Dive Courses, Technical Diving, Snorkeling
Dive Season in Myanmar
The best time to visit and scuba dive in the Mergui Archipelago Myanmar is from December until April. The diving at this time of year is great as the visibility is always between 15-25m, and calm seas with the water temperature usually ranging between 26-29°C.
Getting to Myanmar
Transit from Bangkok or Phuket to Ranong, Thailand. We will pick you up from Ranong Airport and transfer you to Mega Explorer Liveaboard. Journey by car takes about 3 hours. Yes, we know it sounds like a lot of traveling, that is why we have everything prepared for you onboard Mega Explorer awaiting your arrival.
First opened up to tourism in 1997, the Mergui Archipelago is one of the latest frontiers of scuba diving. Comprising of 800 and more islands, Mergui Archipelago's unexplored islands are scattered within 4600 square miles. One can only imagine the staggering amount of marine biodiversity there is! Shrouded in mystery, Mergui Archipelago is largely unexplored.
Unlike most dive destinations in Southeast Asia, Mergui Archipelago does not have throngs of liveaboards clamoring with scuba divers. The distance between dive sites in the Mergui Archipelago and the lack of liveaboard operators, make each and every dive a memorable and intimate experience at the same time. Especially for underwater photographers, this makes sure that