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.

Travelinformation for Myanmar

C, D, F, G

Power Plug Type

RGN

Airports

MMK

Currency

en, my

Language

230 V / 50 Hz

Electricity

UTC+07:00

Timezone

Myanmar Post & Teleco., Oreedoo, Telenor

Network Provider

Featured places to go in Myanmar

Tanintharyi Region

Tanintharyi 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.

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Aquatic Life in Myanmar

Dive Sites in Myanmar