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Myanmar is a diver’s paradise. The 800 islands of Myeik Archipelago, located to the south of the country, is blessed with an amazing array of aquatic life – unspoilt and untouched by human intervention. The aquamarine blue waters of Andaman Sea have an abundance of colourful corals and visiting pelagic fauna.

Myanmar has several diving sites that are away from the general public eye. The famous Burma Banks in the Andaman Sea are a treasure trove of marine life such as frogfishes, ghost pipefishes, ribbon eels, lobsters, octopuses, crabs and other aquatic animals. The waters are also home to a wide variety of sharks including silvertip and whitetip sharks.

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BURMA BANKS

This massive area extends across 180 kilometres and is mostly unexplored. People from all over the world come here to enjoy diving. Burma Banks feature flat-topped seamounts, ideal for diving. You will be mesmerised by the array of marine life here. And yes, close shark encounters are definitely on the cards.

BLACK ROCK ISLAND

Located far from Myanmar’s coast, this is an 80-metre wide island with steep limestone walls all around. The walls are higher in the west and southwest sides. These steep walls drop to a depth of between 27 and 45 metres. You can find a large variety of reef fishes as well as the black-spotted pufferfish, spotted hawkfish, scorpionfish and blue-ringed angelfish. There is a high possibility of spotting sharks as well.

NORTH & SOUTH TWIN ISLANDS

Located close to each other right off the Macleod Island, the northern island is smaller than the southern one. You can see a large number of pelagic fish varieties such as Zambezi sharks, rainbow runners, eagle rays, parrotfishes, emperor and blue-ringed angelfishes, oriental sweetlips and red-toothed triggerfishes swimming around the rocks. The maximum depth is 40 metres with visibility ranging from 10 to 40 metres.

WESTERN ROCKY

This is the archipelago’s southernmost diving site, which consists of a combination of walls, reefs, pinnacles and passages. About 60 metres wide, this area is enchanting, interspersed with marine caves. The commonly seen marine life includes the bigfin reef squid, bearded scorpionfish, twinspot lionfish, cuttlefish and various moray eels.

Want to head to Myeik for diving?

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Want to head to Myeik for diving?

See Our Sample Itinerary