Myanmar has a great coastal region in the west and the south connected to the Andaman Sea. Diving in the seas of Myanmar would give you a great experience and joy for your holidays. There are diving trips arranged by Myanmar tour agents. They provide professional dive master, dive instructors, snorkeling sets and dive equipments for observing the deep water lives, varieties of sea fishes and coral reef of Myanmar.
Diving at Ngwe Saung Beach
Diving trips take at least about 4 days. Ngwe Saung Beach is about (232) km from Yangon and can be reached within 7 hours drive. Ngwe Saung Beach is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The beach stretches with coconut palm trees and beautiful scenes. Accommodations are available at International Resorts and local hotels. From the hotels, one has to go to the jetty by chartered boat. The diving master, instructor with his team will be mastered for the exploration of the deep sea. At Ngwe Saung Beach, one can find varities of sea fishes, marine plants and also the coral reef. There are rare species like Sea Urchin or the Iron Trap. Also there are underwater caves which can be very attractive to the drivers. The diving sites in Ngwe Saung are Birds Island and White Rock Island.
Diving at Myeik ( Mergui) Archipelagos
The Myeik Archipelago or the Mergui Archipelago is located at the southern part of Myanmar in the Tanintharyi Region. It consists of over 800 remote islands in the Andaman Sea. All the islands compose a total of 3600 square kilometers. Many islands still remain unexplored till today.
The inhabitants of this area are the Salone people or the Sea Gypsies of the Moken. They live in the sea and live on boats. Other than the Salones, there are still many underwater untouched reefs to explore in the seas of Myanmar. Diving sites in Myeik Archipelago are Black Rock, Myanmar Bank, Western Rocky, North Twin Island, Three Islet and Shark Cave. The water is aqua blue and very clear. A variety of crabs, shrimps, spindle cowries, filament wrasse, maray eels, sharks, rays and nadibranchs can be found.
There are Diving Tranining Programs before going into the seas of Myanmar. Tour operators offer an extensive range of diving courses from Introduction dives to final dives with the help of emergency response instructors and other staff instructors. Only those who are older than 12 years are allowed to take part in this training program. The courses take about a week for beginners.
There are Scuba Diving programs which allow those who have never tried it to safely experience the thrill of scuba diving in the pool.
Snorkelling and Skin Diving Program
The Snorkelling and Skin Diving Program allows those who want to explore the beautiful underwater with mask snorkel and finonly, learn how to clear water from the snorkel and swim with fins, learn how to hyperventilation technique when breath holding dive.