Diving in Myanmar
The spectacular variety of
marine life is what keeps
divers coming back.
Diving in Myanmar
Explore the unexplored, as Myamar, sometimes called Burma, offers a glimpse into unspoilt reefs and undiscovered wanders. Myanmar homes some best diving sites around the world including the Mergui Archipelago, which is consisted of more than 800 islands.
Myanmar diving sites are all spectacular and every each of them offers different diving experience depending on divers preference. One of these is the very known Bruma Banks, which are collection of seamounts surrounded by water bodies. Black Rock, High Rock, Cockscomb Island, Rocky Peaks, Sharks’ Cave, and Western Rocy are also some of the diving sites Myanmar has.
Dive and discover yourself the breathtaking view Myanmar has underwater. Healthy corals, wide reefs and numerous fishes await you as you venture the area. For macro marine lovers, Frogfish, Lobsters, Crabs and Shrimps in differen colors will surely fulfill your dream. Manta Rays, Octopus, Cuttlefish and Ghost Pipefish will be some of your swim buddies. Being lucky enough, you can also have a sight of Whales and Nurse Sharks.
Myanmar has two monsoon seasons making the country a tropical one. Summer starts at October and ends in May, here, the seas are calm and the sky is clear. On the other hand, wind starts blowing harder and rain starts at June and ends in September.
Water depth ranges from 5 to more than 40 meters with a visibility of 5-50 meters. Currents depends on the weather condition but it is oftenly strong and the surface can be rough. Water temperature plays around 25 to 28 degree Celsius.
Myanmar is good for Intermediate to Advanced divers. It is also photographers and adventure seekers friendly.
Yangon Internation Airport is the main hub getting here in Myanmar. But if you want to go to Mergui Archipelago, take a local flight or local bus trips, which will take two to three days. There’s a easy way to get there, you need to take liveaboards with destinations in Myanmar which frequently leave from Ranong, Thailand.
Spoil yourself and dive the untouched beauty of Myanmar!
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Covering a total area of 678,000 square kilometers, whereas 657,740 sq. km. occupies land and the remaining occupies water, Myanmar is located at Southeast Asia.
The population of the country is around 60 million. It has 35 national races, of which the main national races are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. The religion in the country is mainly Buddhism, and some are Christians, Islam and Hindu.
The country is rich in mineral resources such as petroleum, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, timber, tin, antimony, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, some marble and hydropower.
Myanmar is blessed with a rich diversity. Animals and plants come in variety of species. It has more than 300 known mammal species, 300 reptiles about 100 bird species and a sanctum for more than 7000 species of plant life. The richness of Myanmar in it biodiversity is considered as their asset, with that, they have regulations to protect these resources.
From June to September, Myanmar’s climate is typically cloudy, hot and humid summer. Rainfall, mild temperature and lower humidity are experienced during winter which starts at December and ends in April.
The destinations of International flights to Myanmar are Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi airports. Commonly, travelers travel from Bangkok to Yangon, but there are also direct flights offer in some countries like Singapore and Malaysia.
Travelers are advised to have their regular medication. Have a vaccine againsts flu, typhoid and other commonly transferred disease. There is a high budget allocation for the health sector of Myanmar. This budget is mainly used in advancing the infrastructure and technology of health sectors in the country.