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New Boats And Possible Diving Daytrips in 2015/16

MY Drenec


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The development of the Mergui Archipelago as a tourist destination continues. Burma Boating will be operating with five luxury sailing boats and one completely new Motoryacht from October 2015 on. The MY Drenec is a huge Motorvessel which was running leisure trips into the Arctic and then was fully refurbished ...

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Mergui Trip Log MV DEEP ANDAMAN Qn 28th Jan – 3rd Feb 2015

DAQ Burma Trip Route 460

Trip log and photos of the Mergui Archipelago scuba diving cruise on the MV DEEP ANDAMAN Qn 28. January – 3rd February 2015. 28 January – A Day in Thailand Having set sail in Thap Lamu in the evening of the 27th, the divers woke up on Koh Bon for ...

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Thailand Aggressor Myanmar Trip 17th – 24th January 2015 Captains Log

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Thailand Aggressor Captain’s Log 17- 24 January 2015 *Air Temp. 30c *Water Temp. 27c * Visibility 25m CREW: Captain: Yong Cruise Director: Gabriel Assistant Cruise Director: Clive White Engineer: Bao Deck hand: Rong Chef: Vinai Steward: Jinny Video Pro: Jak   DIVE SITES: Sunday – Richelieu Rock Monday – Crayfish ...

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Continued Blast Fishing on Western Rocky and Fan Forest Pinnacle

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Since October 2014 obvious signs of blast fishing were regularly reported by several dive masters working on scuba liveaboards. Especially affected is the very south where the famous dive sites of Western Rocky and Fan Forest Pinnacle are located. The dive sites very partly covered in dead fish on nearly ...

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Marine Wildlife Expedition Finds Coral Recovery and Signs of Overfishing

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A biological research team, led by the Fauna & Flora International organization, has conducted an 11 days research expedition into the Mergui Archipelago. The scientists were amazed by the biodiversity, especially the abundance of coral species but admitted that the area is still suffering from overfishing and blast fishing. The ...

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Captains Log Thailand Aggressor 15.-20. November 2014

Captains Trip Log of the Thailand Aggressor trip into the Mergui Archipelago between 15th and 20th November 2014. Saturday 15th November All our guests arrived around 17:30 and we were all excited to start our new itinerary. We had our welcome briefing plus the dive safety briefing and we all ...

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New Myanmar Visa Regulations for Travelling the Mergui Archipelago

The most popular tourist activities in the Mergi Archipelago are scuba diving and sailing cruises. In the past those cruises into the Mergui area could only be joined by crossing the border from Rangong in southern Thailand to Kaw Thaung. Tourist who wanted to visit the capital Yangoon and popular ...

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Destructive Bomb Fishing Continues in 2014


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Dive Operators report ongoing bomb fishing activities at the premier dive sites in the Mergui Archipelago. Although hardly any threat to scuba divers, because the bomb fishers avoid the diving boats, it is one of the most pressing problem the archipelago faces today. Illegal under Myanmar law and punishable even ...

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