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Burma Trips and Specials

6 Days Mergui Archipelago
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Burma Trips and Specials

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In recent years, we have good experience with liveaboards amidst the beautiful tropical islands of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar) and can promise our guests excellent diving in all areas we visit.

We make sure that you are satisfied - just relax and enjoy diving.

We are doing the tour with the safari boat MV Bavaria

7 days and 6 nights, 22 dives at Mergui Archipelago,
Shark Cave, Twin Island, Western Rocky and Black Rock

Special and group trips on request

For inquiries please send an email to
info@go2similan.com


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 • Burma Trips 2017-18  

Schedule and Prices for Regular Trips

November I 22.11. - 28.11.2017
November II 29.11. - 05.12.2017
December 27.12.2017 - 02.01.2018
January 24. - 30.01.2018
February I 21. - 27.02.2018
February II 28.02. - 06.03.2018
March 14.03. - 20.03.2018
April fully booked

Prices
Mergui Archipelago, Shark Cave, Twin Island, Western Rocky, Black Rock,
7 days and 6 nights, 22 dives

diver
Standard cabin 45.500 THB per person
Comfort En-suit cabin 49.900 THB per person
Deluxe En-suit cabin 53.600 THB per person

Price includes
- All cabins are air-conditioned and private for 2 person
- Breakfast, lunch, fresh fruits snacks, dinner
- Drinking water, soft drinks, coffee & tea
- 12l Alu tanks, weights, weight belts
- Towel, shower gel, shampoo
- transfers to / from Ranong

Not included
- National park and visa fees
- Personal insurance
- Alcoholic drinks and cigarettes
- Rental equipment, computer
-15L-tanks (250 THB/day)
- Nitrox (200 THB/Tank)
- Nitrox Packages
10 tanks -20% = 1.600 THB
15 tanks -25% = 2.300 THB = 62 Euro
Nitrox Flatrate (all dives with Nitrox ) -30% = 3.000 THB


Comfort cabin



Master cabin



Salon



Dinner deck



Dive deck



Sun deck


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Mergui Archipelago


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Magnificent Anemone


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Giant Pufferfish


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At Mergui Archipelago


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Bearded Scorpionfish


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Manta Ray


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Paraoh Cuttlefish


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Hawksbill Turtle


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Leopard Shark


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Visiting the beach


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Have a Burmese beer


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Kawthaung Bridge to the Imigration


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Kawthaung Pier


Itinerary

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Mergui Archipelago


Departure Day
Trip from Khao Lak by air conditioned Mini bus and meeting in Ranong about 12:00pm and then embark in the afternoon on the boat in order to enjoy a dinner on-board at sunset and be on the first dive site early the next morning.
We clear both Thai and Burmese Immigration.

Day One
After a good night rest we will start with easy diving for first dive day in High Rock and Rocky 1. The sites are full of Bluespotted stingrays and Cobias as well a lot of small stuff hiding in the corals. It is a good day to test your eyes! Here we can find all the special things like Pipefish, Pineapplefish, Frogfish, Sea Horses and many different species of Nudibranchs. Another two dives for first day are at Shark cave; one of the most famous dive sites of Mergui archipelago. Especially for Shark cave where you have very good chances to see more than one shark inside the cave.
If you are lucky you can see Mantarays, Eagleray, Whale sharks, Grey Reefsharks or Nursesharks at this dive site.
Even if you are unlucky with the big stuff you still have chances to see Ghost Pipefish, Harlequin shrimps, Frogfish, Seahorses and gorgeous corals everywhere.

Day Two
Second dive day is an adventure diving day. We will dives three times at North Twin and pinnacles around North Twin Island and one dive at South Twin. Dive sites at Twins Islands usually offer the best visibility and the highest chance for pelagic. Chance to see Mantarays, Eaglerays, Whale shark, Grey Reefshark, Nurseshark, Zebrashark and giant Sea Fans.

Day Three
Four dives at The Arc, Boulder Rock and Mc Leod Island. The dive sites are with absolutely amazing soft corals everywhere -
a colorful world with guiding spot for macro life like Pineapplefish, Ghost Pipefish or Nudibranchs. Wale sharks are often seen in Boulder Rock and the Arc is place for lobsters.
Mc Leod Island is the best place for night dives.

Day Four
First dive is at North Pinnacle of North Twin, another great dive site of Mergui archipelago. Second and third dives are in Shark Cave, famous dive site in Mergui archipelago for very good chance to see more than one shark inside the cave. Forth dive for that day is a night dive at Great Swington, a good site to see Barracudas around a beautiful reef.

Day Five
This diving day will may be the finest diving on the trip. Two dives at Sea Fan Forest Pinnacle, the dive site with a forest of beautiful giant sea fans where you have a very good chance to see some of the big stuff. And another two dives for that day are in Western Rocky, one of the best dive sites in Burma. One of the highlights is a tunnel (cave) at 20 meters depth that goes all the way through the island. There are good chances of seeing Bow Mouth Guitarfish, Nurseshark, Grey Reefshark,Cuttlefish, Harlequin shrimps, Frogfish, Seahorses and a lot of lobsters.

Day Six
The last diving day. Two dives at Shark point and Secret Lagoon. These dive sites are amazing, especially for colorful soft corals and the caves. There we have an opportunity to see Black Tip sharks, Tunas, Snappers, Stingrays, Turtles, rare and beautiful different species of Nudibranchs and many other small stuff.

After the last dive the boat will be heading back to Kawthaung where you will have the opportunity for shopping. After the immigration clearing process is finished by Burmese authorities, the boat will be sailing back to Thailand where you will get a new visa.

Terms and Conditions

- Visa and Royalty fee for six day Myanmar trip is 190 US$ /person
- the passport must be valid at least 6 months (please bring 2 copy of the front page of your passport and 4 recent color passport-size photographs)
- it is strongly recommended to bring sufficient cash in US dollars only (!) US dollar notes of the series before 1996 and 100 US dollar notes of new series with serial numbers that begin with the letters CB will not be accepted. The same goes for worn, damaged, bent or heavily soiled notes!
- it is recommended to carry only brand new, undamaged and smooth dollar bills!
- we recommend the dive safari for advanced divers only, not for absolute beginners.
- the last dive should be less than 1 year ago!
- we strongly recommend a private dive insurance and travel insurance (for example AquaMed https://www.aqua-med.eu/de/index.html)
- we can also provide dive insurance coverage from “Indepth” for 1.000 THB / week

Please send us following information latest 2 weeks before the trip starts
- Full name as written in your passport
- Passport number, nationality, date and place of issue
- Date of birth
- Gender

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Bookings should be made well in advance. For Booking confirmation a 30% deposit is required (for full charter 50 %).
We cannot hold reservations without deposit. The remaining 70% (50 %) must be paid no later than 30 (90) days before the cruise departs. If the balance is not received on time we reserve the right to resell your spot(s).
Last Minute and Special Offers have to be paid full in advance.

We strongly recommend obtaining travel cancellation insurance.
In case of cancellation on your part, the following rules apply
(counting back from the cruise departure date)

60 days or more - deposit returned minus bank charges.
Between 30 and 60 days - deposit lost.
Between 15 and 30 days - 50% of total price returned.
Less than 15 days - total price lost.

Important note
Although we will refund all money paid in case of a cancellation on our part, we wish it to be expressly understood that we cannot be held financially responsible for any changes in itinerary due to weather conditions, political problems or civil unrest.

General Information

How to get there

We will organize transportation to Ranong and back to Khao Lak after the trip but some times our guests like to travel independent.

By Bus
- from Bangkok
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal to Ranong everyday for the approximately 8-hour trip. More information you can find here.

- from Khao Lak
Buses depart from Takuapa to Ranong everyday for the approximately 4-hour tour.
There also can take the buses from Phuket and Krabi that pass to Takuapa for Ranong.

By Taxi / Minivan
- from Khao Lak
can be organized on request if you don't like to take the regular transfer

By Airplane
Bangkok - Ranong
Nok Air offers daily flights to Ranong and the journey takes 1.10 hours.
For more information please visit the website from Nok Air.

Where to stay
There are a lot of luxury business hotels, resorts and guest houses in Ranong and some provide nature hot spring water.
Here are some hotels and resorts we would like to recommend (please click on the hotel name below)

Tinidee Hotel
Numsai Khaosuay Resort
Le' Sarin Chalet Resort
The Blue Sky
The B Ranong

Weather in Ranong
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