Burma Liveaboards


Burma liveaboards to the Mergui Archipelago


The best way to dive Burma

The best way to discover the Mergui archipelago region is by liveaboard.

We have the best selection of Burma liveaboards departing from Phuket, Khao Lak, Kuraburi and Ranong. There are liveaboards to suit all budgets from budget to luxury vessels. The Burma liveaboard diving season runs from late November to April.

Scroll down this page to see a list of Burma liveaboards. Or contact us with your available dates and we’ll tell you the available boats plus details of the itinerary, price, inclusions, exclusions and the booking procedure.

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We work hard to make your dream vacation a reality, offering expert and honest advice. You can book a liveaboard with as little as 10% deposit. Discounts are available for groups and for early bookings. We do not charge a fee for credit card payment. You can pay with visa, mastercard, amex, paypal or by bank transfer.

Trip Advisor reviews“…all the things that made this trip wonderful: The diving (saw a huge Manta! So many fish and great visibility). The crew (everyone so kind and helpful). The boat (cabin, sun deck, dive deck – much better than expected). The communication beforehand (easy and always a quick response)…” See more reviews on TA

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 Burma Liveaboards


Dives at: Burma Mergui Archipelago, Burma Banks, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon, Boonsung Wreck
Departs From: Ranong
Max guests: 14
Nitrox: Yes
Price From: 86,900 baht/diver.
Our Verdict: Best for luxury. A 5 star Burma liveaboard. Fabulous five day Burma only trips or 10 day cruises that include the best dive sites in Thailand. Diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Double bed, twin share or single occupancy cabins.



Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin, Burma Mergui Archipelago.
Departs From: Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
Max guests: 21
Nitrox: Yes
Price From: 66,000 baht/diver.
Our Verdict: A long time favourite (previously called Queen Scuba). Several cabin options including a superb master cabin. Recommended.



Dives at: Burma Mergui Archipelago, Black Rock
Departs From: Khao Lak (transfers from Phuket)
Max guests: 10
Nitrox: Yes
Price From: 72,000 baht per diver
Our Verdict: Built to IMO standards. Recently refurbished. Best for exclusive small group diving.



Dives at: Burma Mergui Archipelago plus Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and and Richelieu Rock
Departs From: Khao Lak (transfers from Phuket)
Max guests: 10
Nitrox: Yes
Price From: 77,000 baht per diver
Our Verdict: New for 2015.



Dives at: North and south Mergui Archipelago. Black Rock
Departs From: Kura Buri (transfers from Khao Lak)
Max guests: 22
Nitrox: Yes
Price From: 35,800 baht / diver
Our Verdict: Best on a budget. Our favourite low price Burma liveaboard to north and south Mergui archipelago. Professionally run 5 day trips running once per month.





Why dive Burma?

For many divers the Burma (Myanmar) Mergui Archipelago is dive paradise. Compared to Thailand, it’s neighbour, the Mergui dive sites are deserted and you are unlikely to see another dive boat on your trip. In fact you are unlikely to see much of anyone other than a few sea gypsies.

Burma diving is world class although the sharks that made Mergui famous are less abundant these days. Each dive offers the chance for new discoveries and many liken the quality of macro critters to what’s found in Indonesia. It’s not all small stuff though with sharks, manta rays and whalesharks making an appearance. Lucky divers also get to see squadrons of Mobula Rays.

Some liveaboard trips focus purely on Burma but many boats also include the best Thailand dive sites of Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon in their itineraries.

Liveaboards to Burma (Myanmar) depart from Thailand and the liveaboard operator will take care of all the Burma entry requirements for you.


Burma Diving

A few suggestions for where to dive in Burma:

  • Black Rock – Black Rock is one of the best dive sites in Burma’s Mergui archipelago where it is possible to see almost anything. This is an exposed dive site in open seas a long way from anywhere else and therefore acts as a natural magnet for marine life. Manta rays and eagle rays are fairly common visitors to Black Rock. Less common but very spectacular are the squadrons of mobula rays that fly through in formation.
  • Western Rocky – the southern most dive site in Burma’s Mergui archipelago. The dramatic underwater terrain has something to suit most divers. There are walls, sloping reefs, boulders and pinnacles. The most popular section of the dive site however is the tunnel that runs all the way through the middle of the island. The star attraction are the very large tawny nurse sharks that live in the tunnel and occasionally block the route through for divers.
  • Shark Cave – Large tawny nurse sharks are the most common sharks seen here. Grey reef sharks are also seen on the outside of the tunnel and some divers encounter them as they swim through the tunnel which can get hearts pounding a little faster. Pelagic species like rainbow runner, barracuda and trevally are common.