BURMA BANKS

Location:

Mergui Archipelago

Site Depth:

15-35 meters

Site Visibility:

Good

Currents:

Can be strong

Difficulty Rating:

Advance

 

The Burma Banks are a series of completely submerged seamounts. The shallowest Bank tops out at 15 meters from the surface and the surrounding ocean floor is over 400 meters deep. The Banks do not offer much in the form of pretty coral reefs but are one of our best shark dives thanks to a small population of silvertip and tawny nurse sharks. Diving can be very good with frequent sightings of sharks and pelagics. Strong currents and the absence of any shelter make this a site for advanced divers. Not to mention the chance of manta rays.