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DIVING CRUISE - MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO - Burma
Trip code : THF00367
Destination : Thailand (Phuket)
Price : Upon Request
Duration : 9 Days
DIVING CRUISE - MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO - Burma
 
Trip Description

The diving in Burma differs from Thailand. Burma is action-packed with large pelagic and schooling fish. Big sharks abount - silvertip, black tip, Grey reef shark, hammer heads, whale sharks and the occasional bull shark. We have seen over 100 Manta Rays on one dive alone! Great macro life can be found. Sea horses, ornate ghost pipe and stone fish are amongs the archipelago's rare in habitants. Huge barrel sponges, soft and hard corals abound.

The diving in Burma differs from Thailand. Burma is action-packed with large pelagic and schooling fish. Big sharks abount - silvertip, black tip, Grey reef shark, hammer heads, whale sharks and the occasional bull shark. We have seen over 100 Manta Rays on one dive alone! Great macro life can be found. Sea horses, ornate ghost pipe and stone fish are amongs the archipelago's rare in habitants. Huge barrel sponges, soft and hard corals abound.

Recently, our Burma adventure tours have been featured in the TV Series "Travel Asia and Beyond".

 
Itinerary
Day 1

Check in to our Dive Centre in Phuket by 8.15 am for departure by 9.00 am by air-conditioned mini-bus, arriving in Ranong (Thai/Burma border) by 3.00 pm, stopping en route for lunch. Check out at Immigration (Ranong) then cross the Pakchan river (the border) by longtail boat to Kawthoung. Board the yacht plus sightseeing and Duty Free shopping in this interesting border trading town, formerly known as Victoria Point. Approx. 7.30 pm depart from Kawthoung for the Mergui Archipelago (Western Rocky Islet)
Overnight : on board
Meal : D

Day 2

The whole day spent diving at Western Rocky Islet. 3 dives. Travel overnight to Burma Banks (weather permitting).
Overnight : on board
Meal : B/L/D

Day 3

3 dives at Silvertip Reef (Burma Banks). Late afternoon travel to North Twin Island.
Overnight : on board
Meal : B/L/D

Day 4

First dive of the day at North Twin. Dives 2 and 3 at dive site “In through the Out-door”! Late afternoon travel north to Clara Island. Optional night dive available. Evening spent relaxing in secluded bay.
Overnight : on board
Meal : B/L/D

Day 5

Early morning travel overnight to Black Rock. Whole day spent diving here. Outstanding shark action and big rays.3 dives. Late afternoon travel north to Little Torres Islands.
Overnight : on board
Meal : B/L/D

Day 6

Diving at Little Torres Islands. 3 dives.
Overnight : on board
Meal : B/L/D

Day 7

Early morning travel south back to Black Rock. 3 dives.
Overnight : on board
Meal : B/L/D

Day 8

Travel south, diving in the vicinity of MacCarthy, Stewart and Cavern Islands. Late afternoon travel back to Kawthoung.
Overnight : on board
Meal : B/L/D

Day 9

Early morning depart Kawthoung and travel back to Phuket. Arrive in Phuket at approx. 3.00 pm.
Overnight : on board
Meal : B/L

Meals : B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner
 
Departure Date
02/11/2002-10/11/2002 , 12/11/2002-20/11/2002 , 22/11/2002-30/11/2002 , 02/12/2002-10/12/2002 , 12/12/2002-20/12/2002 , 21/12/2002-29/12/2002
 
Trip Price
  • Upon Request


  • Inclusion
    - Transfers from Dive Center to yatcht
    - On-board accommodation
    - Meals (as indicated
    - Divemaster services
    - Tanks and weights
    - Dive light
    - Accommodation on board S/Y Crescent
     
    Exclusion
    - 140 USD Visa fee for Entry to Burma
    - VAT 7%
     
    Remark
    - Alternative route to join this trip: Passengers can fly direct to Ranong from Bangkok, thus avoiding the mini-bus journey. Bangkok Airways now have daily flights from Bangkok to Ranong (flight departs in Bangkok at 08:20 am, arriving in Ranong at 09:40 am). Pickup at the Royal Princess Hotel Ranong at 02:00 pm.

    * Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on confirmed flight, road conditions, weather and availability of room.
     
     
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