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Scuba Diving in Burma Banks, Mergui and the Similan Islands...

Liveaboard diving cruises to Burma

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You might find it useful to use our boat departure calendar on our Dive The World Liveaboards website section to help you plan your trip.

Clubs and groups will want to visit our Dive Groups section for a summary of the best Myanmar liveaboard deals available.

Myanmar Liveaboard Adventure Tours

Looking for an alternative destination for world-class diving? The remote waters of Myanmar could be just the thing for you.

The dive sites offer a wealth of variety from macro delights to giant manta rays, and you are sure of uncrowded waters. In fact you may not see another dive boat for days!

You'll discover we offer stacks of adventure-bound liveaboard charters to the Mergui Archipelago, Burma Banks, plus the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock in Thailand.

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Diving Destinations

Myanmar liveaboards

Dive charters to the Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago are voyages of discovery. The promise of sharks and manta rays at some of the more famous sites such as Black Rock, Shark Cave and the Banks themselves, hangs like a veil over excited dinner conversations.

But don't allow the big marine encounters to absorb all your attention. Burma liveaboards are equally as popular with macro enthusiasts too. Frogfish, seahorses, harlequin ghost pipefish, razorfish and nudibranchs can be found at most of the dive sites, so don't forget your camera!

Perhaps the true romance of scuba diving in Burma lies in the solitude and spirit of adventure that cruising around these remote islands engender. Unlike in neighbouring Thailand, the chances are good that you won't even see another dive boat in the whole of your trip.

Short safaris of only 4 or 5 days visit the southern Mergui islands and caverns as far north as Black Rock and the Burma Banks. Occasional trips run instead to the northern and more remote dive destinations of Tower Rock, Torres Islands and up to Cabusa Island.

If time allows, why not join an ultimate liveaboard tour of the whole of the Mergui Archipelago? Alternatively, you can combine diving the south of Myanmar with a liveaboard in Thailand to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, with its whale sharks and superb underwater scenery.

Burma Liveaboard Specifics

All charter trip prices normally include:
Diving, air-conditioned liveaboard cabins, catering, non-alcoholic drinks, transfers, weights, torches and tanks, professional divemasters and all taxes. Your shortlist quote will include no 'hidden extras'.

Please note that, Myanmar immigration entry fees are not included in your quote. Fees range from US$ 130-165, depending on length of stay. National Marine Park Fees are also not included in your quote (unless otherwise stated). Similan Islands National Marine Park fees are currently US$ 13 per entrance plus US$ 7 per person per day.

Full sets of scuba equipment can be rented for US$ 17 per day. Dive computers can be rented for US$ 7 per day, and digital cameras for US$ 33 per day.

We recommend that all our customers take out insurance to cover diving and travel activities, including trip cancellation. See our insurance programme for a competitive quote.

Ports of departure:
Burma liveaboards depart from Phuket, Khao Lak in Phang Nga (1½ hours minibus transfer north of Phuket), or Ranong (4 to 5 hours minibus transfer north of Phuket). Transfers are provided free of charge from all areas of Phuket (unless otherwise stated). Travel information on: how to get to Phuket.

Dive The World ratings scheme:
The customer rating displayed for each of our safaris is an indication of our customers' satisfaction. 5 star is excellent, 4 star is very good, 3 star is good, 2 star is average, and 1 star is below average. We ask each and everyone one of our customers to rate their diving cruise, and the rating earned by each boat is an average of the ratings received from our customers over the last season. That way, we ensure that our recommendations and ratings are truly unbiased and reflect up-to-date performance based on the most important indicator - your satisfaction!

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Patong Beach, Phuket, 83150, Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0)81 082 4780/(0)83 505 7794