It is located in Adman sea, the very south of
Myanmar and includes over 800 pleasant and
enchanting tropical islands. The area is covering
about 36 000 sq km and one of the last untouched
diving spots in the world. It was reopened in 1997
to the foreigners and today it is a “must” for those
who are serious sea lover.
This mysterious area has been long isolated and
offers now the possibility of hundreds of new dive
sites which are more exciting than the others one.
The another fascinating part of this area is the
beauty of the islands themselves with crystal clear
water, blue sky, sunshine, hundreds of island, most
of which are surrounded by the white sandy beaches.
Some are pinnacle and small rocky islands. The birds
are plentiful and the nature is intact and in
The Burma Banks flatten out at just over 20
metres with little in the way of shallow features so
nitro is a popular choice. Scuba diving at the Burma
Banks means beautiful expansive sea fans and some of
the most pristine hard coral formations you will
ever see. There is a timeless beauty to diving here
and you get the feeling the underwater scenery has
changed little for years and years.
Black Rock is an islet with steep walls past which
swim a procession of exciting creatures including a
variety of rays and sharks. Add to this excitement
the wonder of an area of boulders featuring a
profusion of soft corals and a shallow section of
tube corals where all manner of crabs, urchins and
other little creatures call home and you can see why
many consider Black Rock to be the finest diving in
Shark Cave plays home to a group of nurse sharks
although the entrance is often crowded with grey
reef sharks and sweet lips. Swimming through the
cave you will notice the highly decorated floor
(yellow sponges) and ceiling (marigold cup corals).
Despite the sharks the devil is in the detail here
with Durban dancing shrimps, moray eels, cowries,
sea slugs and more all adding to the entertainment.
Tower Rock features breathtaking topography with
large submerged boulders and walls of rock vaulting
high into the water column. The walls are studded
with corals and fans providing shelter for spiny
lobsters, banded shrimps, oysters and clams. However
the manta rays are the stars of this particular show
flying effortlessly past the impressive seascape.
Salon or Moken
The only people you can see in this area are
Salon, said descendants of Indian nomadic Moken from
Adman Island but no exact record. They name their
self as Moken. These sea gipsies live in their small
boat, with their households including dog, cats and
chicken. But during the rainy season when the
weather is strong and rough, they manage to stay
slovenly on the nearest island they could find by
building stilt house in the sea along the coast.
They are expert divers and living from fishing and
searching of natural products such as pearls,
seaweeds, seashells, oysters, molluscs, ambergris,
The Salon nomads are animists and the worship to the
good and the evil spirit. Shamanism is the central
element during the spirit festival. They used to
sing at the festival and they are talent in singing
at hand to the scenes what is happening at right
time. The rites and rituals at the festival were
done by the shaman.
We are happy to organize your exotic and fascinating
trip to those mysterious Islands. It is your dream
trip for those who love kayaking and diving.
Combine your tour programs with kayaking in Mergui
Kayaking in Myanmar Trip (7days)
Yangon_Kaw-thaung_Myeik Archaeoplago Islands_Yangon
trip click here.
The excursion includes:
-All on board meals including soft drinks
-Overnight accommodation on board and a desert
-Exploration of over 6 uninhabited Islands
-Free use of Kayaks
-Free use of snorkelling equipment
-Professional tour guide
Here you will experience the exotic Myanmar’s marine
life, blue sky, clear blue water, white sand beaches
and exotic birds under plenty of sunshine and
relaxation. Contact us.
We propose 3 to 8 days tour with a private boat to
Mergui Archipelago diving tours from Ranaung or
Kawthaung to explore 9 to more than 17 dive sites.
Diving in Myanmar trip
You will experience four types of diving
environment: 1.Inshore fringing reefs where the
visibility is often poor but diversity of marine
life is unsurpassed; 2.Offshore fringing reefs where
the visibility is much better and the coral is
healthier; 3.Pinnacles and small rocky islands which
attract the larger marine life such as Rays and
Sharks; 4.The banks which attract the different
types of marine life together.
Experience the untouched diving sites in Myanmar
while exploring the nature environment in Mergui
Archipelago. It is really amazing!!!
Yangon_Kawthaung_Mergui Archipelago (6days)
diving trip click here!