© iStock/lkunl Diving in Myanmar Myanmar is a country undergoing a rapid transformation after decades of isolation dominated by a brutally oppressive regime. Explore the country and you will discover a rich landscape of rice fields and gleaming stupas, mountains and picture-perfect coastlines as well as smiling locals. The country was part of the British Empire, but was occupied by the Japanese in World War Two before gaining its independence in 1948. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, only reopened its doors to tourism in 1997, which means you will still find plenty of undiscovered gems in this richly cultural country. That spirit of discovery is also the same under the water, with little-explored dive sites that still feel unspoilt and the chance to see everything from colorful coral to dramatic mountains, big fish to quirky macro. Some of the shoreline has suffered from overfishing, you will most likely join a liveaboard on your diving adventure to Myanmar, giving you the chance to explore remote waters that are almost untouched, as well as dazzling archipelagos and open waters too. This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app Featured places to go in Myanmar © Shutterstock/shutter_oTanintharyi RegionTanintharyi is defined by its amazing variety, from dugongs to manta rays, amazing reef sharks to colorful macro such as shrimp, lobsters, crabs and frog fish.Learn more Travel Information for Myanmar Power Plug Type C, D, F, GAirports RGNCurrency MMKLanguage en, myElectricity 230 V / 50 HzTimezone UTC+07:00Network Provider Myanmar Post & Teleco., Oreedoo, Telenor Discover the wonders of the deep with SSI's blog Join us on an exciting journey of discovery and learn more about exhilarating diving adventures, dedicated conservation initiatives, and innovative educational opportunities that will help you illuminate the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. Let's explore the underwater world together and delve into the hidden wonders beneath the gentle waves.