The diving sites in Kawthaung district

  1. According to the foreign divers, the diving sites in Myeik archipelagoes are as beautiful as other famous international diving sites because of the hard corals and Sea Fans. Nowadays, the good reputation of the Mergui Archipelago and diving sites are more and more popular
  2. I would like to mention the popular dive sites in Kawthaung and Mergui Archipelagoes. The dive sites on the map are mentioned just about under water.

Dive Sites

  1. Western Rocky
  2. Sea Fans Pinnacle
  3. Boulder Rock
  4. Mc Carthy Rock
  5. Stewart Rock
  6. Cavern Rock
  7. High Rock
  8. Rocky Island
  9. Shark Cave
  10. South Twin
  11. North Twin

1.Westren Rocky

“Western Rocky stands at number 4 in the world,” said dive master. The entrance of the cave is in the south and many sea creatures including sharks live in it. So it is a popular dive site for the divers Sea creatures

  1. Manta
  2. Leopard Shark
  3. Grey reef Shark
  4. Nurse Shark
  5. Snapper
  6. Barracuder

Water

Very clean and good.

2.Sea Fans Pinnacle

The Pinnacle dive site is located five miles to the north of the Western Rocky. It is a huge rocky under water and has a mass of sea fan in the east but it is very deep and stone in the north and south.

Sea creatures

  1. An abundance of Leopard Sharks
  2. Big eyes Trevally Fishes
  3. Barracuder
  4. Whitetip reef shanks

3.Boulder Rock

The corals are in the north-eastern island and the best location for the drive is in the east and west.

Creatures

Nurse shanks, Eagle Rays, Barracudas and Grey reef shanks.

Water

Blue water. Dive site ratio is 6/10.

4.Mc Carthy Rock

Boulder and soft Corals are in the western dive site, More boulders and soft corals sea fan can be seen in the northern and southern Mc Carthy Rock, are not very good for the green divers because of the strong current.

Creatures under water

  1. Scorpion Fish
  2. Stone Fish
  3. Moray eels
  4. Shark

Water

Sometimes clean but sometimes not.

5.Steward Rock

There are many different spot corals of various colours on the wall which is 18-meters deep, in the western drive site. Some soft corals and sea fans are among the boulders that are 26-meters deep and three swin-throughs are still there where the divers can take a swim.

The creatures under water

  1. Barracudas
  2. Large Snappers
  3. Black Spotted Stingrays
  4. Scorpion Fishes
  5. Moray eels

Water

Sometimes clean but sometimes not.

6.Three Sisters (Cavern Island)

A lot of reefs are in the west and the boulder are in the south.

Creatures

Scorpion fish, Sting Rays, Snappers, Moray eels.

Water

Sometimes it is blue colour but sometimes muddy.

7.High Rock

A tiny island with a lot of Sea fans around it. You can see Sea Horse whenever you dive there.

Creatures

Sea Horses, Snappers, Grouppers and Lion fish.

8.Rocky Island

It is a shallow dive site but the divers enjoy it very much for riches of sea fans, hard corals and soft corals like a Corals Garden.

Sea creatures

Barracudas, Rays, Ghost pipe fish, Star fish.

9.Shark Cave

As the clean water, hard corals and soft corals, it is the best dive site in Myeik archipelago. A cave is under water where so many kinds of fishes especially Nurse Sharks can be seen permanently.

Creatures There

  1. Tuna
  2. Travally
  3. Wahoo
  4. Grey reef sharks
  5. Nurse Sharks
  6. Manta Ray
  7. Sea Sharks
  8. Stone Fish
  9. Sea Horse
  10. Currer Fish
  11. Squid
  12. Lobster

10.South East Point (South Twin)

It is a boulder dive site where very soft sea fans can be seen among the boulder, very clean blue water, see though 25 meters deep.

Sea creatures

Tunas, Wahoo, Leopard Shark, Moray eels, Small fishes and especially Lion fish can be seen.

11.Twin Cheeks (North Twin)

A plateaux dive site. A lot of fishes, sea fans and sharks are in the northern dive sites where the shallow part is 9 to 12 meters deepest and the deep area is 26 to 35 meters where it is a bit far from the dive site.

Creatures

Leopard Shark, Bull Sharks, Grey reef Shark, Schools of Snapper, Groupers fish, Eagle Rays.

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