Spent an incredible week diving with these folks as we cruised amongst the many far-fetched islands. There's less marine life than other places - unfortunately due to the Burmese fishing practices. That said, there are incredible formations - swim-throughs and tunnels, and I've heard if you go on the longer tour, you'll see more marine life as they penetrate deeper into the Mergui Archipelago. It's really "out there" in terms of feeling like you're diving out on the frontier. That's half the excitement!! There's a certain magic with the crew. Down-to-earth, funny, and environmentally conscious. Glad to see their getting more active in promoting sustainability! I hope I get an opportunity to dive with these guys again
Beautiful dives in the middle of paradisiac islands. The topography is varied with many passages and caves, also beautiful drop offs. Turtles, juvenile sharks, numerous rays and of course seahorses, nudibranchs, lots of shrimps and crabs ... Magnificent night dives. Currents sometimes but that makes things interesting. Very good instructors who know the sites perfectly and who put a superb atmosphere on the boat! The boat is brand new, many comfortable spaces to meet. Finally, the crew is very caring ... special mention to the chef for the barbecue and the pancakes!
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.