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Dive Trips - Dive Trip to Burma Mergui

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Dive Trip to Burma Mergui
11.03.2019 - 18.03.2019
A huge unpopulated group of islands and reefs
Lush, Unexplored Area
Historically, the archipelago had been an important area for trade between Eastern and Western civilizations particularly in the 18th Century. After World War II with the major political changes that took place in Burma and rest of Southeast Asia, the archipelago fell into obscurity, resulting in over 50 years of very little human activity. With over 300 islands, some of them the size of Singapore or Phuket, and most of them completely uninhabited, the area has unlimited potential as a playground for divers, yachters, kayakers or paddlers and naturalists.
Much has been written about the area being a place to see sharks and other large fish, but the main reason for visiting, really, is to see the incredible variety of smaller fish and reef invertebrates, many of which are not found in Thai waters.
The Mergui Archipelago or the Myeik Archipelago opened up a whole new range of diving possibilities in the Andaman Sea

MV Giamani
Giamani’s air conditioned Master cabin is located on the upper deck, behind the wheel house. This spacious cabin has one double bed, one additional sofa-bed for Twin Sharing, mini-fridge and en suite bathroom with shower-box. Access door is in the salon.
On the main deck we have 4 Deluxe cabins, with double bed and additional extra bed for Twin Sharing. Each Deluxe cabin has its own air conditioning unit, mini-fridge and en suite bathroom with shower-box. The cabin door opens to spectacular sea views.
Enjoy the air conditioned salon for watching a movie, playing back your digital images from that day’s dives, or browse through our extensive library of marine books.
The dive deck is spacious with camera table and rinse tanks making this an ideal boat for serious photographers.
On the main deck all meals are served buffet style. Thai cuisine and International dishes are served, special diets can be catered for if we know in advance.
MV Giamani has a full complement of safety equipment making her a spacious, safe and diver friendly boat.
We at Orca Dive Club look forward to SCUBA diving with you on-board MV Giamani in Myanmar.

Diverse diving environments
Far inshore, the islands are lush with vegetation and primary jungle, and contain some of the last jungle cats and other large mammals to be found in Southeast Asia.
For those who are interested in more than diving, jungle walks and river trips can and should be considered as part of your trip. Bird watchers and observers of terrestrial life will be thrilled.
Further offshore, the islands are drier and lay in deep enough water to afford good visibility. Here the corals, sea fans, and fish life are similar to that found in Thailand, but with much more diversity of species.
There are four types of diving environments in the archipelago: shallow, inshore fringing island reefs where visibility is often poor but the diversity of marine life is unsurpassed; offshore fringing reefs where the visibility is considerably better, and the coral much healthier; pinnacles and small rocky islands which rise from the depths and attract larger marine life such as sharks and rays.
Then there are banks which rise up from depths of over 300 meters and attract different types of marine life altogether.
All in all, the Mergui Archipelago contains some of the most diverse and interesting marine ecosystems in the world.

COST: INR 2,02,000 + 5 % GST per person

INCLUDED
- Accommodation on board
- All meals
- Coffee, Tea, and Bottled Water
- Tanks, Weights and Belts
- Divemaster Services
- Transfers from/to hotel unless otherwise stated.