The Andaman Sea is one of the world’s best dive destinations. The sea is filled with beautiful corals and an abundance of marine life. The area attracts diving enthusiasts from all over the world and its waters are suitable for both beginners and advanced divers.
The Andaman Sea, which extends into Myanmar and stretches into the Thai and Malaysian borders as a part of the Indian Ocean, is home to numerous uninhabited islands (occasionally settled by sea gypsies) and idyllic sandy beaches. November to April and June to September are the best months to dive here, but it is still okay to visit at anytime of the year. Most of the reefs around the sea’s islands are on the eastern side because of the southwest monsoon’s influence.
The Similan Islands region is a popular stop for dive enthusiasts. The islands (there are nine in total) boasts numerous and thriving coral reefs and an awesome display of marine life. There is a good chance that a diver may see chevron barracudas, manta rays or leopard sharks in these waters. The Surin Islands also boasts excellent dives. The scenery is not that much different from the Similan Islands, but sightings of sharks and large marine animals are more common here.
Krabi offers shallow fringing reefs and some beautiful limestone formations in varying sizes. Visitors to Krabi may also take the time to kayak into the limestone caves. The Phi Phi Islands have been growing as a popular dive base over the last 20 years. The area boasts a wide variety of coral reefs and marine life along with great visibility. The Koh Lanta area is another excellent dive destination. Divers should expect to see beautiful coral reefs, manta rays, whale sharks and other colorful marine life. Hin Mouang Island has one of the deepest drop-offs in Thailand with depths exceeding 70 meters.
A dive in the Andaman Sea is guaranteed to offer colorful scenes of ocean life. The reefs and abundance of marine life is some of the continent’s best and a dive in these waters are sure to offer a lifetime of memories. Not only will you get to relax at one of Thailand’s beautiful islands, you will also have the opportunity to plunge in some excellent dive waters.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea from Nyaung Oo Phee Island, Myanmar. Special Scuba Diving Classes can be arranged in advance in Nyaung Oo Phee Island and you can explore lots of different corals and marine species. Snorkeling around the island will amaze you with new underwater world you never experienced before. Spend a few nights on the islands and visit to nearby islands filled with exotic marine life. A trek through the islands’ jungles and a peaceful kayak on the Andaman waters are also available. Many other beautiful Islands are just waiting to be discovered, so Island Hopping is the activity for those who love being on a boat and craving to explore how wonderful the Mother Nature is.