Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar

A dive adventure from Phuket, Thailand to the Mergui Archiepelago off of Myanmar (formerly Burma)

Fab Photos Friday: Do you love Anemones?

Fab Photos Friday: Do you love Anemones?

Long fascinated by anemones, I take photos of them on almost every dive. Other photographers look at me like I’m crazy (probably am, I admit), but I think they are incredibly beautiful. Anemones are close relatives to corals and jellies. They have stinging polyps and spend most of their time hanging out on coral reefs […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Diving in Myanmar

Fab Photos Friday: Diving in Myanmar

In 2014 I headed solo to dive the Mergui Archipelago, part of which is in Myanmar. For more on that adventure, check me out on Scubaverse at http://www.scubaverse.com/diving-the-mergui-archipelago/. In some ways the trip was disappointing, but wherever one dives, there is always discovery and the thrill of excitement. Here are some of the creatures I ran […]

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Fabulous Photos Friday: Under the Andaman Sea

Fabulous Photos Friday: Under the Andaman Sea

I know this trip to the Andaman Sea off Thailand and Myanmar was just a few months ago, but I LOVE the photos. I just….love them!  I’m putting unusual sea life photos on this photo entry. Enjoy your trip under the sea!    

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Last 2 dives: Boonsung Wreck, Similan Islands!

Last 2 dives: Boonsung Wreck, Similan Islands!

The Similan Islands are in Thailand, in the Andaman Sea.  Getting back into Thailand was not nearly as difficult as getting into Myanar was.  I did get off the boat and wander around Kawthaung, Myanmar a bit, but they have NO emission standards, and it didn’t take long to get sick off of the fumes […]

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Diving Myanmar: Western Rocky!

Diving Myanmar: Western Rocky!

    Western Rocky is a great dive site, 40 nautical miles from Kawthaung, Myanmar.  It consists of 2 or 3 dives, the Eagles Nest and the Cave.  We had 3 dives on the site, and they were all terrific.  Except for my dive group (of course) everyone saw a juvenile Whale Shark!  14 feet […]

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Fan Forest!

Fan Forest!

At last, a gorgeous dive site with somewhat decent visibility!  We are now headed south because our ultimate destination, a dive site called Black Rock, is reportedly low visibility and strong current.  So, heading south toward the Similan Islands and Thailand which means better visibility, which is fine by all of us! Fan Forest!  On […]

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Mergui: a bit of a disappointment

Mergui: a bit of a disappointment

I went diving a couple of times yesterday, but didn’t dive the afternoon, evening, or this morning.  I did dive the mid-morning dive, with a different BCD.  It made a huge difference.  After the second dive yesterday I started taking antibiotics, and I feel so much better now.  I was feeling quite run down, sore […]

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Into Burma: You have to love immigration!

Into Burma: You have to love immigration!

Continuation of my dive trip to Thailand and Myanmar (Burma!)    We woke to the sight of Burma/Myanmar outside our windows. We have been here for HOURS.  Immigration took forever, and then we had to stop and pick up a Burmese crew member.  As Mexico requires the hiring of Mexican Boat Captains, Burma requires that […]

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Back in Thailand

Back in Thailand

I have returned from my 8 days on the MV Deep Andaman Queen, a dive boat live aboard in the Andaman Sea.  We went from Khao Lak to the Mergui Archipelago for scuba diving, and now, back in Thailand.  My daughter flew in yesterday, and we are enjoying a lazy day at the Amari Beach […]

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