Burma Banks Liveaboard Diving

Miss Moon

Miss Moon

from US$ 137 / day
8.6 "Fabulous"

Thailand and MyanmarUSD955 from

The spacious & comfortable Miss Moon offers diving & snorkeling from November - April to the best dive sites in Thailand & Burma. She delivers personal service only catering to a maximum of 10 guests

    Miss Moon
    Diva Andaman

    Diva Andaman

    from US$ 331 / day
    9.0 "Superb"

    Thailand and IndiaUSD2,321 from

    The beautiful S/Y Diva Andaman Liveaboard is a stunning classic sailing yacht offering fantastic journeys diving the Similan Islands with 7 luxury AC, en-suite cabins she delivers personal attention

      Diva Andaman
      Giamani

      Giamani

      from US$ 159 / day
      9.5 "Exceptional"

      Thailand and MyanmarUSD1,273 from

      Giamani caters to only 10 divers to assure personal service and maximum space on board. Explore the Andaman Sea and visit the Similans & Richelieu Rock, as well as the remote Mergui Archipelago

      Giamani

      What To Expect On a Burma Banks Liveaboard

      Myanmar liveaboards to Burma Banks offer the best drift dives that will stay with you the rest of your life. Currents can change in direction 90 to 180 degrees very quickly and very fast. So you'll understand dive tours here can require careful dive planning. Most of the drift dives are guided starting on the edge of the bank where you’ll stare out in the blue looking for large silvertip sharks. Because of these currents dive cruises in Burma offer you chance to see larger reef fish than in other areas of nearby Thailand, such as huge sweet lips and the occasional grouper.

      Set sail on a Myanmar dive liveaboard approximately 180 kilometers (100 nautical miles) northwest of the Similan Islands to The Burma Banks: a series of large underwater flat-topped sea-mounts. The name derives from the fact that this 1,500 square kilometer area lies within the exclusive economic zone of Burma. The banks' surrounding water is over 350 meters deep and large areas rise to within the depth limits of recreational scuba diving. The banks offer some exciting, stimulating diving, but since this is true open-ocean diving, they certainly are not for everyone. The reason for traveling so far out to sea is for different types of environments not found in Thailand or in the Mergui Archipelago proper. You can imagine yourself making large drift dives over these mountain flats?

      In the late 1980s and early 1990 The Burma Banks were first visited and the only place tourists were allowed, because The Burma Banks actually lie in international waters (although the Myanmar Government claims economic rights). These mountains rise very gradually from the depths and are covered with hard coral growth and large patches of sand. The huge plate corals are in many areas fantastic. Some of these 'plates' could seat all the knights of the round table easily.

      What You Can See

      The most common type of shark you'll see on a liveaboard at these exciting dive sites are nurse sharks, grown over 3 meters in length. Imagine to see nurse sharks freely swimming nose-to-tail over the top of the reef, having so little fear of divers they sometimes accidentally swim harmlessly (for both parties) into you.

      And how about large silver tip sharks that when attracted by bait swim within range of your camera?. Reaching an impressive length of two to three meters, these sharks are full-bodied, serious predators. They are often compared to the Galapagos shark and easily identified by the white trailing edge on their pelvic, dorsal, and caudal fins.

      Getting To Burma Banks

      The best way to get to Burma Banks is on a Myanmar liveaboard dive trip. Since the Burma Banks are closer to Thailand than to any other city in Burma, majority of the liveaboards wanting to visit this interesting place depart from Thailand, particularly from Ranong. However, there are also some liveaboards that depart from Phuket and Khao Lak. Liveaboards that depart from Ranong usually offer 5 night itineraries of cruising around the Burma .

      Bangkok Airways operate direct flight from Bangkok to Ranong, which has a port on the Thai side of the Myanmar border. This is the nearest departure port/location. You can take a taxi from Ranong Airport to the port of departure. Your starting point for your luxury liveaboard safari of a lifetime.

      Yangon International Airport is the main hub for domestic flights. Local airlines include Air Bagan and Myanmar National Airlines. It's cheaper and easier to book domestic flights via agencies once you are in Myanmar. There are no international car-rental agencies, most travel agencies in Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan – as well as guesthouses and hotels elsewhere – can arrange cars and drivers.

      Burma Banks Diving Reviews

      8.6
      Fabulous (out of 10) 10
      Average score from 5 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
      Germany
      8.0
      Very good

      Nice but too many fishing boats are at the diving sites

      Diving Burma Banks in March on the Miss Moon
      China
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Great visibility. Lots big things to see

      Diving Burma Banks in January on the Miss Moon
      Canada
      8.8
      Fabulous

      Amazing! Great visibility, underwater flora and fauna, and no current because it's in the middle of no where!

      Diving Burma Banks in January on the Miss Moon
      Thailand
      8.0
      Very good

      beautiful

      Diving Burma Banks in November on the Miss Moon
      Netherlands
      8.0
      Very good

      Great cliffs and diving spots, however the fish population was not really active

      Diving Burma Banks in February on the Miss Moon
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