Burma Dive sites - Moken, Myanmar Sea Gypsies

Travel Tips

DO'S and DON'T

Do It
The following personal gears are recommended to bring:
1) Camera and Batteries
2) Water Proof Bag
3) Medicines
4) Swimming Suit/Pants
5) Environmentally friendly soap, shampoo and sun cream

Don't It
1) Don't throw any type of Garbage especially plastic item, tissue, Batteries, can etc..
2) Don't collect natural things like sea shell, coral reef etc.
3) Don't touch or threatern any animals without reason
4) Don't force to take photo local people in order to maintain their ways of life.
5) Don't order to cruise dangerous/unsafe areas .... must follow the com mand of ship captain
6) Don't go away without escott guide or out of area while you are enjoying swimming/ snorkelling

 

 Accommodation Rates:

(A) Kawthaung

1. Honey Bear Hotel (2 Star) - USD 50 per room per night without breakfast
2. Kawthaung Motel (2 Star) - USD 30 per room per night without breakfast
3. Andaman Club Hotel (5 Star) - USD 79 per room per night with breakfast

* transfer from Kawthaung Jetty to Thahtaykyunt Island (3000MMK / 100THB per way per person)

* transfer from Kawthaung Jetty to Thahtaykyunt Island ( Charter 2500THB per way)

(B) Ranong

1. Surat House (Guest House) - Baht 500 per room per night without breakfast (with air-con, TV & Shower)
2. Royal Princess Hotel (4 Star) - Baht 1800 per room per night with breakfast

(C) Ngwe Saung Beach (Ayeyarwaddy Delta Area)

1. The Palm Beach Resort
2. Sunny Paradise Hotel
3. Myanmar Treasure Resorts

Airfares:

1. Yangon-Kawthaung or Kawthaung-Yangon - USD 177 per way by Air KBZ
2. Bangkok-Ranaung or Ranaung-Bangkok - Baht 3,200 per way by Phuket Air
3. Yangon-Myeik or Myeik-Yangon - USD 138 per way by Air KBZ

4. Yangon-Kawthaung or Kawthaung-Yangon-USD 140 per way by Myanmar Interntional Air Line



* We are charging USD 5 per ticket for service fee if the tickets are reserved & issued by us.

Mileage of Mergui Archipelago

Ranong And Kawthaung    131 miles     from Patong Bay
· The Andaman club, Pulau Rau ( Tha Htay Kyunn )    2.5 miles     from Kawthaung
· Cavern Island ( Hlaing Gu Island )    44 miles     from Kawthaung
· Stewart Island    2 miles     from Cavern Island
· Swinton Island ( Kyunn Phi Lar )    15 miles     from Cavern Island
· Lampi ( Kyunn Tann Shey )    50 miles     from Kawthaung
· Salet Galet    14 miles     from Lampi
· Bo Cho ( Pu Nala )    4 miles     from Lampi
· Linn Shu Island ( Pulau Labiaung )    5 miles     from Lampi
· Clara Island ( Kyunn Me Gyee )    67 miles     from Kawthaung
· 115 Island ( Frost Island )    38 miles     from Kawthaung
· Dommel Island ( Pan Daung Island )    96 miles     from Kawthaung
· Elphinestone Island (Thayawthadankyi)
. Port Maria (North Bay)    148 miles     from Kawthaung
. Hetarious Bay    10 miles     from Port Maria

Entry Procedures (From Ranong)

Visitors to the Mergui Archipelago and the Burma Banks must clear Myanmar(Burma) customs and immigration. Entry formalities are surprisingly straightforward and with few days. Tour operators usually take care of entry details, so you need not be too concerned with the actual procedure.

Valid passport copy and four recent photos are required, along with a visa fees US$ 30 for 28 days and an entry fee, currently set at US$ 80 to $130 depending on your destination and duration of stay for foreign base tour boat. For this reason, passports are not stamped, nor does such entry allow you to travel elsewhere in Myanmar(Burma). Under the present system, if you buy package tour from foreign base tour Operators, you are strictly limited to the Mergui Archipelago and the Burma Banks, according to the specific itinerary of the trip you have joined.

Visitors are allowed to visit Myeik(Mergui) Archipelago as well as inside Myanmar(Burma) by Boat or Air, if they buy package tour from Myanmar(Burma) Tour Operators. Visitors could visit to Myeik (Mergui), Dawei (Tavoy), Yangon (Rangoon) and etc. The visitors could leave the Myanmar(Burma) from the same entry point (Kawthaung) as well as opther entry/exit point such as Yangon International Airport and Mandalay International Airport

Visa & Customs

Visa Requirements:
A tourist visa for Myanmar(Burma) can be obtained from any Myanmar(Burma) Embassy or Consulate worldwide. Visas are valid for 28 days and can be issued the same day when they are applied for. Pre arranged visa (visa on arrival) can be done through Travel Agents or Major Hotels.

Airport Departure Tax:
As is the case at most international airports, there is an international departure tax. In Yangon, US$/FEC 10 per person is payable for departures on international flights. There are currently no airport taxes for domestic flights

Destination Mergui:
Andaman Club  | Andaman Resort  | Black Rock Island  | Burma Banks  | Fan Forest Pinnacle  | Great Swintons Islands
Hlaing Gu Island  | Horse Shoe Island  | Lampi Island  | Lon Khwet Kyun Bird Nest Cave  | Ma Kyone Galet Salone Village
Myauk Ni Island  | North Twin Island  | North Twin Plateau  | Shark Cave Island  | Salone Island  | Three Islets
Thuye Kaung Kyun_su  | Victoria Point  | Wa Ale Island  | Western Rocky Island  | Yadanar Island  | Zar Det Kyee Island

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Tour Programs

MSK - 01 (3 days 2 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island( USD 937/ Pax )
MSK - 02 (4 days 3 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Nga Man - Kyun Phila - Myauk Ni - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung ( USD 1158/ Pax )
MSK - 03 (5 days 4 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - 254 Island - 256 Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - Bo Ywe - Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung( USD 1389/ Pax)
MSK - 04 (6 days 5 nights) Kawtthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - 254 Island -256 Island - 60 Island - Crocodile Creek - Ko Phwat - Tar yar Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - Bo Ywe Island -  Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung ( USD 1621/ Pax )
MSK - 05 (6 days 5 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - 254 Island - Salet Galet Island - Marble Island - Wal Island - Mergui Island - Myeik (USD 1812/Pax)
MSK - 06 (6 days 5 nights) Kawthaung Base
Myeik - Mergui Island - Wal Island - Marbel Island - Salet Galet - 254 Island - 256 Island - Nga Man Island - 115 Island - Taung La Bo - Kawthaung (USD 1812/Pax)
MSK- 07  (4days/3nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung – Kyet Mauk I (Cock’s Comb) – Say Tan I (Dunkin I) – Nyaung Oo Phee I – Kha Yin Gwa (Maclcod I)  – Myauk Nee I (N.Phipps) – Thay Yee Island – Kawthaung. (USD 1158/ Pax)

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The Islands in the Mergui Archipelago

There are so many islands lying between North Lat 98.38' E to 11N in Kawthaung district. Among them, some islands have the beautiful sandbanks, clean water, sea creatures and animals that c