Myanmar has a great coastal region in the west and the south connected to the Andaman Sea. Diving in the seas of Myanmar would dive you a great experience and joy for your Indochina holiday.
There are Diving Trips arranged by many 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 km from Yangon and can be reached within 7 hours drive. Ngwe Saung Beach is located on coast of the Bay of Bengal. The beach stretches with coconut palm trees and beautiful scenes. Rooms at International Resorts and local hotels are available. 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 varieties 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 divers.
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 Division. 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 these regions are the Salone people or the Sea Gypsies of the Moken. They live in the sea and live on boats. They are the only people who can survive in this region. 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. Burma 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.
Program to assist the diving trips arranged by the tour operators. There are Diving Training Programs to get prepared 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.
Snorkelling and Skin Diving Program
The Snorkelling and Diving Program allows those who want explore the beautiful under water with mask snorkel and fin only. Learn how to clear water from the snorkel and swim with fins. learn how to hyperventilation technique when breath holding dive.
There are scuba programs which allow those who have never tried it to safely experience the thrill of scuba diving in our pool.
Precautions & preparations
- There are some precautions and preparations that should be taken before diving. whether you are experienced or a beginner.
- Never go diving too soon after or before flying. The change in atmospheric pressure can cause problems to the divers.
- Never dive after a heavy meal. The blood flows to the stomach to aid digestion and may cause cramp.
- Never consume alcohol before diving.
- Always follow safety procedures as advised by the instructor.
- Never go diving alone.
- If a diver has experience but has not been diving for a while. one should take a quick refresher course on procedures safety and practices.
- Read as much as possible about the destination and place you are going to dive.