Diving and Liveaboards in the Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago.
Diving in Myanmar, liveaboards cruises Burma.

Fact Sheet

Yacht: "Crescent"

Customs Entry Permit incl. 30 day visa.
(if there should be an increase in the CEP there will be an additional cost)

Burma Liveaboards
Diving Adventure Burma: 7 diving days / 8 nights

South East Asia Liveaboards are the PIONEERS of diving adventure tours in the Mergui Archipelago. For over 50 years the beautiful Mergui Archipelago, comprising over 800 islands, has been locked away, and has remained pristine and untouched. Click here to read press coverage on the liveaboards and adventure cruises of South East Asia Liveaboards.This area offers pioneer diving as well as the dive sites which we have already found to be excellent.

Our first trip in February 1997 to the southern islands, gave our customers the rare privilege of seeing one of the world’s last unexplored archipelagos.

Click here to visit the Photo Gallery of South East Asia Liveaboards.During our first few trips we were restricted to the southern islands. We were then granted an additional license to go further north for the M7 diving cruise and these started in October 1997.

[sharks]The diving in Burma differs from Thailand. Burma is action-packed with large pelagic and schooling fish. Big sharks are abound - silvertip, black tip, gray reef sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks and the occasional bull shark. We have seen over 100 Manta Rays on one dive alone! Great macro life can be found. Sea horses, ornate ghost-pipe and stone fish are amongst the archipelago’s rare inhabitants. Huge barrel sponges, soft and hard corals abound.

We are the only dive operator covering this area. Recently, our Burma adventure tours have been featured in the TV Series "Travel Asia and Beyond".

Itinerary M7:

Check in to our Dive Center in Phuket by 8.15 am for departure by 9.00 am by air-conditioned mini-bus, arriving in Ranong (Thai/Burma border) by 2.00 pm, stopping en route for lunch. Check out at Immigration (Ranong) then cross the Pakchan river (the border) by longtail boat to Kawthoung. Board the yacht plus sightseeing and Duty Free shopping in this interesting border trading town, formerly known as Victoria Point. Departing from Kawthoung by 06:00 pm for the Mergui Archipelago (Western Rocky Islet)

The whole day spent diving at Western Rocky Islet. 3 dives. Travel overnight to BURMA BANKS (weather permitting)

3 dives at Silvertip Reef (Burma Banks). Late afternoon travel to North Twin Island

First dive of the day at North Twin. Dives 2 and 3 at dive site "In through the Out-door"! Late afternoon travel north to Clara Island. Optional night dive available. Evening spent relaxing in secluded bay.

Early morning travel overnight to Black Rock. Whole day spent diving here. Outstanding shark action and big rays.3 dives. Late afternoon travel north to Little Torres Islands

Diving at Little Torres Islands. 3 dives

Early morning travel south back to Black Rock. 3 dives.

Travel south, diving in the vicinity of MacCarthy, Stewart and Cavern Islands. Late afternoon travel back to Kawthoung

Early morning depart Kawthoung and travel back to Phuket. Arrive in Phuket at approx. 3.00 pm

This itinerary is approximate and is subject to change, depending on weather, water clarity and pelagic action at time of trip.

Alternative route to join this trip:
Passengers can fly direct to Ranong from Bangkok, thus avoiding the mini-bus journey. Bangkok Airways now have daily flights from Bangkok to Ranong (flight departs in Bangkok at 08:20 am, arriving in Ranong at 09:40 am). Pickup at the Royal Princess Hotel Ranong at 03:15 pm.

Cancellation Clause:
If circumstances should arise such as political unrest, fighting on the Thai/Burma border, flight cancellations or any other risk to customers or vessels, South East Asia Liveaboards Co., Ltd. reserves the right to cancel the trip. If this should be the case, we would re-route the trip to another destination at no extra cost to customers.

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see also : dive-burma.com