Myeik overview

Myeik (or Mergui) Archipelago lies in the Andaman Sea off the coast of southern Myanmar and also is a part of the Tanintharyi Region.

Myeik archipelago consists of more than 800 islands which vary in size from smaller ones with just a few palm trees to larger islands of several hundred square kilometres, the archipelago offers great opportunities for exploration and diving amongst spectacular marine life  and untouched coral reefs, with yachts and cruise boats designed for that purpose.

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It is not just the scenery (under water or over water) that makes the Myeik Archipelago such a fascinating place to visit, but also the local people are an ethnic minority called the Moken, sometimes known as sea Gypsies, are one of the most distinct of Myanmar’s many ethnic groups, living a nomadic, sea-based life here.

Having adapted themselves to the water over many hundreds of years, they are the masters of free diving, being able to focus their vision under water and hold their breath far longer than most humans can.

 

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