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South of Mergui Archipelago - 6 Days / 5 Nights

MV Thai Sea

Get the most of the southern part of the Mergui Archipelago on board of MV Thai Sea during her 6 days / 5 nights cruise around the southern part of Myanmar's amazing archipelago incl. Western Rocky, Seafan Forest, our secret spot and volcano.

Sunset at the Mergui
Nudibranchs at the Mergui Archipelago
Clown Fish at the Mergui Archipelago
Dive itinerary - Route
Dining area on board

The best value Liveaboard trip to the South of Myanmar around High Rock, McLeod island, Seafan Forest and a secret spot and volcano

Departure day - Day 1: Meeting time at the Dive Shop 12.00 in Ranong. You will have time to try your rental equipment before we board MV Thai Sea. Before we can start our cruise the Thai Immigration is coming on board to do all the check out of Thailand procedure. Now we will cross the river to Kawthaung, where you will get your visa for Burma and permit to visit the archipelago. Officer will come onboard to control that all the papers are in order.  After all the administration part it is time to actually depart into the adventure but not before we do a little ceremony to wish for a great and save journey.  Enjoy the sunset before dinner will be served on board while we are cruising into the night.

Day 2: After a good night rest, you will wake up around High Rock, where we plan to do our first 4 dives of this cruise. The area around High Rock is rich of macro and after 2 easy dives in the morning, to get back in the water; we will explore a cave in the afternoon where nurse sharks often establish their residence. In the evening we have a special night dive in a coral garden where we can spot several types of crabs (spider crabs, sponge crabs...) and the gorgeous spanish dancers. The red eyes of thousands shrimps will lighten your dive.

Day 3: Today we will spend some time to explore the sites around McLeod island with absolutely amazing soft coral everywhere. All colors of the rainbow are represented and that's a great spot for macro life: pineapple fish, ghost pipe fish, nudis awaits you

Day 4: Starts out with 2 dives at Seafan Forest where we have a very good chance to see some of the big stuff. Our third dive will be at North Rocky and a night dive is planed around Drake Island.  Here we a good chance to see Manta Ray, Eagle Ray, Whale Shark, Grey Reef Shark, Nurse Shark and lots of small things…

Day 5: You will do 4 dives around Western Rocky which is one of the best dive sites in Burma. One of the highlights is a tunnel (cave) at 20 meters depth that goes all the way through the island. There are good chances of seeing various shark species, Harlequin Shrimp, Frogfish and Sea Horses and a lot of lobsters (as well as the rarer sleeper lobster)…

Day 6: The last day we will make 2 very special dives one at Shark Point and volcano.   Chance to see Reef Sharks and rare macro life such as seahorses, shaded bat fish, pineapple fish or comet often make their appearance here... but also blue spotted sting rays and other less rare specimens.

After the last dive we will head back toward Kawthaung where there will be opportunity for shopping.  Once we got our passports back by the Burmese authorities, we will sail back to Thailand where we get a new visa.


Note: Schedule and Itinerary depending on the weather conditions and the discretion of the Cruise Director and Captain and depends on currents, dive sites activities, light, objective, sailing times etc. The spots are possible, but not guaranteed. 

The itineraries include dives deeper than 18 meters. if they are not yet certified, we will ask them to pass their advanced open water certification onboard for 6000thb or 1000 thb for a single training dive, the deep diving adventure dive. Both will allow you to dive up to 30 meters.

Notes: Please note that all Mergui Archipelago / Myanmar trips are closed for any bookings 2 weeks before the departure date of the trip, this time is needed to get all Immigration and Permit procedures ready. 

 

Package included:
Full accommodation and board, Breakfast, Lunch, afternoon bites, Dinner, all soft drinks, drinking water, filter coffee & tea, fresh fruits, yoghurt & snacks,  12 Liter Alum. Cylinders, Weights & Weight Belt, PADI Professional Dive Guide /4 divers, all Dives during the Trip, towel, shower gel, sea kayak and hamac, dive lamps for night dives and first set of batteries  

Package do not included:
Any transfers to and from your hotel to the pier which is not mentioned in the Itinerary (but can be organize on extra charge), Any international or domestic airfare, Myanmar Entry and Visa permission * (payable on board), Diving /or  Travel insurance**, Rental diving equipment *** (please book in advance if you need to rent a diving computer or underwater camera etc), Nitrox, PADI / SSI Diving courses (please book in advance), alcoholic beverages, Wine, beer, Tip for Crew, Divemaster, Instructor, driver, guide,
 
Note: For your security, we ask that every diver has a dive computer and every buddy team has an SMB.
 
 
* Myanmar Entry and Visa permission
We enter Myanmar (Burma) under a license agreement from the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Passengers for these dive cruises do not need a visa, but are required to pay an entry fee of 170 US$, Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 *** Rental Equipment:

•  Full set Equipment (BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins and Wetsuite) rental (500THB/ day)
•  Computer (300/day)
•  camera (400/day)
•  Nitrox (250/tank)

Important Information:
All divers are required to show valid certification and to sign a liability release form and medical statement prior to the boat’s departure. If medical clearance is needed, please arrange this prior to checkin. Guests that have not been diving for more than 1 year before check-in should complete a scuba review signed in their logbook.

 

Charter: MV Thai Sea is also available for liveaboard charter; please contact us for more details to make your scuba vacation special for you and your friends.

 

Travel & Diving Insurance

Including medical repatriation insurance is mandatory on all our trips. It is not included with our packages and it is your responsibility to purchase suitable insurance package. Make sure that it covers all the activities that you are likely to undertake, such as rafting, scuba diving, cycling, cruises, trekking etc.  Many ‘free’ insurances that come with banking packages, credit cards etc., are quite inadequate to cover you our tours, so make sure you check the policy before your travel. You are required to give a copy of your insurance policy to your tour leader upon arrival. Without proper insurance like this, we will not be allowed to join the tour as we will not able to respond adequately in case an emergency if you do not have the right insurance. Please also contact your doctor for further preparations regarding to your chosen travel destination including immunizations.

Diving Insurance
There are two very good option diving insurance companies on the market. If you are a European Citizen, you can get your diving insurance directly online with us. Just follow HERE and enter all your details, you will get a confirmation within 24hrs.

For outside Europe Citizen you are able to visit the Webpage of DAN to apply for your diving insurance: http://diversalertnetwork.org/

Travel Insurance
For those who are still looking for a good Travel Insurance with a worldwide coverage. No matter from which country you are, just follow the link HERE and get your insurance package. Buy, extend and claim online, from anywhere in the world, even while you away from home and already on the way.

DepartureArrivalDays/ nightsDouble Bed CabinBunk Bed Cabin
07.04.201812.04.20186 / 5
27.04.201802.05.20186 / 5

Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice