Diving in Myanmar
- Experience diving as it was meant to be - adventurous, breathtaking, uncrowded
- Encounter manta rays at Black Rock or the resident nurse sharks at Shark Cave
- A photographer’s dream with an array of weird and wonderful critters
- Pristine marine habitats, unspoilt by mass tourism
Shrouded in mystery, this wonderful country is gradually emerging as an idyllic tropical getaway. More and more tourists are beginning to discover the stunning landscapes, rich culture and heritage, and superb scuba diving that Myanmar has to offer. The country’s diving focuses on the Mergui Archipelago—an untouched haven of remote islands, virgin forest and sublime azure waters. Their remote location means the diving is best done from a liveaboard, allowing guests to fully explore the archipelago. But, as Myanmar continues to open up, resorts are beginning to appear within the archipelago and along the country’s extensive coastline.
One of the world’s last diving frontiers, Myanmar offers a perfect mix of adventure and tranquillity. The eroded landscapes of the islands have formed an exciting tangle of caves and tunnels alongside breath-taking walls and vibrant coral reefs. Passing pelagics are common, including manta and devil rays, whale sharks, grey reef sharks and even bull sharks. Divers can also choose to scour the reefs and rubble for iconic macro critters including ghost pipefish and frogfish, or glide over seagrass beds in search of shy dugongs.
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When to dive in Myanmar
The Mergui Archipelago can only be dived during the dry season which runs from October to May. At this time, the waters are calm and warm, and visibility can be spectacular. Monsoons close Myanmar's diving resorts throughout the rest of the year and liveaboards also stop running.
For the best diving conditions, head here between December and April, or visit from February to May for your best chances to encounter manta rays and whale sharks.