The Mergui Archipelago and the Burma Banks are a collection of more than 800 individual islands located in the Andaman Sea, belonging to Myanmar. Most of the islands and surrounding areas are completely uninhabited and remote. The nearest port of call for liveaboards operating to these islands is from Ranong, a small city situated just at the very southern tip of Myanmar boarding Thailand. All guests must reach Ranong by crossing the border from Thailand only, as it's not from directly within Myanmar.

The extra travel is well worth it though, as the archipelago is teeming with beautiful reefs full of marine life and plenty of yet unexplored white sand beaches. The area is virtually isolated from most of mankind's influence on the natural environment which has given the islands and the surrounding waters of the Andaman Sea a great diversity of flora and fauna. Divers see everything from whale sharks and rays to reef sharks and many smaller animals like colourful nudibranches and unique species of shrimps and crabs.

Owing to the archipelago's remoteness, liveaboard cruises are the only way for visitors to go diving in area. There is a plethora of reef and dive site types to see; some islands have huge boulders covered with soft corals and sea fans, while others offer wall diving, caverns, tunnels and big drop-offs. Dive sites such as Shark Cave feature grey reef, nurse shark and marbled sting rays. Black Rock has manta rays and schools of mobula (devil) rays. Photographers are attracted by frogfish, ghost pipefish, ribbon eels and cowries as well as many crustaceans such as lobsters, crabs, and shrimps. The best diving conditions are similar to neighbouring Thailand, from December to April, with whale sharks and manta rays typically visiting more regularly from February to May. Some liveaboard trips focus purely on Burma but many boats also include the best Thailand dive sites of Richelieu Rock and Koh Bon in their itineraries.

Featured boats

Deep Andaman Queen is a good value dive liveaboard that offers dive liveaboard trips in the Similan Islands - 5D/4N and Burma Banks - 8D/7N, it can host up to 21 guests per trip.

Thailand Aggressor is a professional dive yatch running by Aggressor Fleet, it offers a weekly hassle-free diving liveaboard trip in Similan Islands and Myanmar Mergui Archipelago, it can max. host 16 guests per trip.

Diva Andaman is a luxury, exclusive dive & cruise liveaboard, it offers weekly liveaboard trips to the Similan Islands, Southern Andaman Sea, and Mergui archipelago. It can accommodate up to 14 guests.

Giamani is an awesome dive liveaboard that offers dive liveaboard trips in the Similan Islands, Burma Banks, as well as South Andaman Sea area, it can host only 10 guests per trip.

Coming trips

30/10/2017 to 06/11/2017

Myanmar

Deep Andaman Queen is a good value dive liveaboard that offers dive liveaboard trips in the Similan Islands - 5D/4N and Burma Banks - 8D/7N, it can host up to 21 guests per trip.

05/11/2017 to 11/11/2017

Myanmar

Diva Andaman is a luxury, exclusive dive & cruise liveaboard, it offers weekly liveaboard trips to the Similan Islands, Southern Andaman Sea, and Mergui archipelago. It can accommodate up to 14 guests.

19/11/2017 to 25/11/2017

Myanmar

Dolphin Queen is a budget liveaboard which offers amazing price for money savers, it offer a regular 4D/4N dive trip in the Similan Islands, can host up to 22 guests.

26/11/2017 to 02/12/2017

Myanmar

Diva Andaman is a luxury, exclusive dive & cruise liveaboard, it offers weekly liveaboard trips to the Similan Islands, Southern Andaman Sea, and Mergui archipelago. It can accommodate up to 14 guests.

27/11/2017 to 04/12/2017

Myanmar

Deep Andaman Queen is a good value dive liveaboard that offers dive liveaboard trips in the Similan Islands - 5D/4N and Burma Banks - 8D/7N, it can host up to 21 guests per trip.

21/12/2017 to 27/12/2017

Myanmar

Dolphin Queen is a budget liveaboard which offers amazing price for money savers, it offer a regular 4D/4N dive trip in the Similan Islands, can host up to 22 guests.

24/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

Myanmar

Diva Andaman is a luxury, exclusive dive & cruise liveaboard, it offers weekly liveaboard trips to the Similan Islands, Southern Andaman Sea, and Mergui archipelago. It can accommodate up to 14 guests.

05/01/2018 to 12/01/2018

Myanmar

Deep Andaman Queen is a good value dive liveaboard that offers dive liveaboard trips in the Similan Islands - 5D/4N and Burma Banks - 8D/7N, it can host up to 21 guests per trip.

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