The Burma Banks & Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago in the South of Myanmar (Burma) consists of literally hundreds of Islands, outcrops and reefs. The gateway to the archipelago is from Kawthoung (Victoria Point) on the south tip of Myanmar, a 30 minute boat trip from the Thai port of Ranong. With its unexplored tropical islands, deserted coves and bays fringed with white sandy beaches this region certainly presents a dive traveler the adventure of a lifetime.

Back in 1997 the Mergui Archipelago was slowly opened up to foreigners for the first time in over fifty years. Trips to these islands certainly have an exploratory feel with the hundreds of new dive sites and visitors being amongst the first foreign faces ever seen by local (Morgans) sea gypsies.
The Burma Bank’s greatest attraction are the big fish that roam in the deeper waters of the westernmost region. Gray reef sharks, Leopard, black tip, White tips, Silvertips, Nurse and Hammerheads with schools of Manta rays, Lavish gorgonian sea fans and Giant groupers.

Burma Banks trip can be combined with trip to Hin Daeng/Hin Muang and/or Similan, Surin & Richelieu Rock trip.