The thrill of venturing away from the tourist crowds and deep into hundreds of relatively unexplored islands appeals to the adventurous spirit! Myanmar - also known as "Burma" - has been a long-time hermit kingdom and only recently has it permitted foreign charters to scuba dive its waters. Navigate the Mergui Archipelago and plunge into these magical, clear waters with incredible macro life, swim-throughs, and tunnels. Spend your surface interval feeling like Robinson Crusoe on empty, white-sand beaches.
The boat runs cruises to remove abandoned fishing nets and lines with Ocean Quest Global in Myanmar, and expeditions with Manta Trust and others to identify whale sharks in Thailand. Longitude 181 Member. Reef-friendly toiletries onboard.
Adventurous divers who enjoy a variety of terrain and challenging conditions (e.g. "strong currents"). Most sites are suitable for deep dives. Other activities include kayaking, island exploration, savoring great food(!), and relaxation in between dives!
In the more expensive trip, you'll dive on a larger variety of sites as you go further north to Torres Island, Princept, Tower Rock and The Sisters.
For Myanmar (Burma)
You have two options, depending on where you want to finish your trip:
NOTE: Be sure to bring clean, new, unmarked, unfolded, and undamaged US currency
Bring reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent, a rash guard, and a sweater or light-weight jacket.