Burma Boating is set to launch monthly cruises around the Mergui Archipelago, combining two of the most sought-after activities in these clear waters – yachting and scuba diving. To reach Mergui ships had to pass the various islands and rural waters in the Andaman Sea. We can from Ba Wei reach some 6 different dive sites like Spanish Garden, Dragon Island, Tower Rock and more, so we have a lot of choices here and we might come up with a surprise dive site on this day.
The other pioneers of Mergui Archipelago exploration, old hands Burma Boating (e-mail: info@ or ), have a large fleet of various sized boats, including a shiny new solar-power yacht, offering a range of cabin cruises (from US$2,600 per person) as well as private yacht charter (from US$1,600 per day for a three-cabin, three-crew vessel to over US$7,000 per day).
Because of these restrictions, very few international divers have experienced diving in the Mergui Archipelago This collection of 800 tiny islands, spanning over 4,600 square miles (12,000 square km), off the coast of Myanmar, is still widely unmapped and is only accessible by sea.
Also known as Kyun Tan Shey or Sullivan Island, Lampi Island is the central hub of the Mergui Archipelago. The Mergui Archipelago is southern Myanmar’s chain of islands. From experiencing the Salon people free-dive for hours or jumping into the water from your yacht, Adventure will make your experience as magical as the Mergui Archipelago.
The SY Dallinghoo, a 30-meter classic gaff-rigged schooner crafted by renowned US yacht designer Dudley Dix, will cast off from the port of Kawthaung in southern Myanmar once a month from November 2019 through April 2020 and traverse the Mergui Archipelago on an 8-day, 7-night sailing trip which can accommodate up to eight qualified divers.
Both of them some of the original” very famous dive sites in The Mergui Archipelago and a must to visit while scuba diving in Burma. While Myanmar’s dive sites are just opening up, their popularity is growing too. Under water there is world class diving to be found with reefs, drop offs, sea mounts, caves and tunnels, which sometimes cut right through islands with exits on both sides.
It is not just the scenery (under water or over water) that makes the Myeik Archipelago such a fascinating place to visit: the Moken people , also known as the Salone or sea gypsies, are one of the most distinct of Myanmar’s many ethnic groups, living a nomadic, sea-based life here.