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Scuba Diving Mergui Archipelago - Myanmar

 
Dive area / region : Burma - Myanmar - See the map Scuba Diving Mergui Archipelago - Myanmar

Best diving season : January  •  February  •  March  •  April  •  November  •  December
Recommended number of days to stay : 5 to 7 days
Number of dive sites : More than 20 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 26C-… : Shorty or Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 21 - 25 meters
Average dives depth : 25 Meters
Type of currents : Medium level currents
Months when these currents are present : Tidal current all year long
General surface conditions : Generally flat surface
Wreck types : N/A
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Barracuda  •  Corals  •  Cuttlefish  •  Dolphins  •  Grouper  •  Jacks  •  Jelly fish  •  Lobster  •  Moray Eels  •  Nudibranch  •  Octopus  •  Plants  •  Rays  •  Reef Fish  •  Sea snakes  •  Sea urchins  •  Seahorses  •  Shark - Grey nurse  •  Shark - Leopard shark  •  Shark - Reef shark  •  Shark - Whale shark  •  Shrimps  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Squid  •  Star fish  •  Tuna  •  Turtles  •  Whales  •  Worms
Presence of caves / caverns : Yes - Open

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Awesome and diversified dive sites: diving in Mergui Archipelago, off the West coast of Myanmar (also known as Burma) is an amazing experience especially for experienced divers.

The sites are very diverse with caves, plateaux, soft and hard corals very divers macro life (Harlequin Shrimps, lobsters, nudis, ghost pipe fish, seahorses, Frog fish are found on every trip!
Swim-through, pinnacles, islands, soft coral, hard coral make dramatic setting .

Small stuff: harlequin shrimps, spanish dancers, ghost pipe fish, frog fish etc.. make lovely pictures
Big stuff: whale sharks, mantas, eagle rays... the wow factor bonus.

Western Rocky, Shark Cave, Black Rock, Seafan forest, North Twin are some of the best dive sites I have ever dove.

Camille from
thesmillingseahorse.

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