Mergui Archipelago 7 nights

Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent- minimum 30 logged dives - comfortable in currents

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Duration

7 nights

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Skill level

Advanced

Mergui Archipelago 7 nights

Overview

Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Pristine Corals
Pristine Coral Gardens
Wildlife and Culture
Rich Culture
Great Visibility
Something for every diver
Stunning Topography
Stunning natural topography

Myanmar is quickly establishing a reputation as one of the top dive destinations in Southeast Asia. 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. With a rich and diverse marine ecosystem untouched by tourism and left in isolation for many years it can offer some truly spectacular liveaboard diving.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

Maps & Itinerary

Diving conditions in Myanmar can often be challenging, but rewarding. Due to their isolated and exposed location, there can be strong currents and reduced visibility due to an influx of nutrients at certain dive sites which may make the diving unsuitable for inexperienced divers or those who have not dived in similar conditions before.

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Day 1: Thailand exit formalities are carried out at the immigration office in Ranong followed by embarkation, lunch, and briefings. These are followed by a short crossing to Kawthung for Myanmar immigration entry formalities after which The Phinisi will cruise into the archipelago. 

Days 2 – 6: Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and, where possible, a sunset or night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Dive 4, where possible
  • Dinner

Day 7: We usually schedule 2 morning dives for the last full day on board followed by an afternoon beach visit and snacks at Horseshoe Island before the vessel returns to Kawthung.

Disembarkation Day: Following breakfast on board and immigration clearance out of Myanmar, disembarkation is scheduled for between 09:30 and 10:00am, after which you will visit the Immigration Office in Ranong to obtain an entry stamp back into Thailand before departing on your transfer.

Detailed itinerary

*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather in the Mergui Archipelago can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.

Accommodation

9.12

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

No

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

No

The Phinisi is a traditional Indonesian sailing yacht offering liveaboard dive holidays in Thailand and Myanmar, comfortably accommodating 18 divers. It boasts a spacious dive deck with plenty of storage space for all your dive gear.

The outdoor dining area at the stern is covered and shaded so you can fully take in the breath-taking views of Thailand and Myanmar. Every day, our chef prepares plenty of dishes from the famous Thai cuisine with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Friendly and experienced, our boat and dive crew are there to meet your every need, making your diving holiday in Thailand and Myanmar unforgettable.

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Marine Park & Port fees, Equipment rental, Nitrox and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard.  For our rebreather or technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • Equipment
  • Nitrox
  • On-board extras
  • Diver Training
Marine Park & Port Fees
Per person
Southern Thailand – 4 nights
US$50 (non-diver US$35)
Similan & Surin Islands – 4 nights
US$50 (non-diver US$35)
Similan & Surin Islands – 6 nights
US$65 (non-diver US$35)
Best of Thailand – 10 nights
US$115 (non-diver US$70)
Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar) – 7 nights
US$280
Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar) – 10 nights
US$350
Equipment
Price 4 nights
Price 6 nights:
Price 7 nights
Price per 10 nights
Full set* (excluding Computer & Torch)
US$88
US$125
US$150
US$175
BCD
US$28
US$40
US$48
US$56
Fins (incl. booties)
US$12
US$17.50
US$21
US$24.50
Mask
US$12
US$17.50
US$21
US$24.50
Regulators
US$28
US$40
US$48
US$56
Wetsuit (3mm shorty)
US$24.50
US$35
US$42
US$63
Dive Computer
US$28
US$40
US$48
US$56
UW Torch/Flash light
US$12
US$17.50
US$21
US$24.50
Upgrade to 13ltr (100 cuft) cylinder
US$35
US$50
US$60
US$90
Paralenz Underwater Camera
US$49
US$70
US$84
US$98

*Full equipment set includes BCD, Regulators, Wetsuit, Mask, Fins and Snorkel only. 

We recommend pre-booking equipment to ensure availability and correct sizes are on board.

Price
Nitrox per day
US$25
Nitrox – 4 nights
US$88
Nitrox – 6 nights
US$125
Nitrox – 7 nights
US$150
Nitrox – 10 nights
US$175

On-board pricing is liable to change without notice. Though we try to keep documentation as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.

Beer
US$2.50
Wine (per glass)
US$3.75
Merchandise: T-Shirt
US$12.50
Kayaking (subject to availability)
Free
PADI Courses
Cost:
PADI EANx- Nitrox
$100
PADI Advanced Open Water
$250
Other PADI Speciality Courses
Please enquire*

Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.

PLEASE NOTE: The course prices listed above DO NOT include the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC). PADI Advanced Open Water Course  manual and PIC is $150 USD, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) Course manual and PIC is $125 USD. 

*A range of other speciality courses are available on request. Please enquire with our reservations team for more information, prices and to pre-book any course
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Customer Reviews

Take a look at what our customers have said about our liveaboard in Myanmar

Feel like home diving trip
Feel like home diving trip
The Phinisi, February 2019
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All Staffs are very very kind and try to help us as much as possible. Foods are just great! Diving plan is well organized for safe and enjoyable. Feel comfortable all the times.
Fabulouus!
Fabulouus!
The Phinisi, January 2019
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Can't say enough great things about the staff and guides on the Phinisi! Everything was amazing! Dives, ship facilities, food, equipment, staff and guides Ping and BJ went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our time on board.
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