In this article I wanted to present the various rays you can encounter in the Andaman sea. Most of the pictures below were taken in the Mergui Archipelago located off the coast of Myanmar and some in Surin and Similan islands in Thailand.
I will start with the rays spending most of their time laying on the sea floor such as the stingrays and then about the pelagic rays through the Andaman Sea: they swim mid water from the depth all the way to the surface and travel long distances such as eagle rays and Manta rays!
Arguably one of the best experiences a diver could ever have is to dive with giant oceanic manta rays. We are lucky to see them regularly during our cruises in Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar and compiled a list of the questions we most often answer about these gentle giants.
Diving with Giant manta is a dream for many divers
About Giant Oceanic Manta Ray...
Mergui archipelago discovery
Since we discovered diving in Myanmar, we just fall in love with this untouched archipelago of Mergui. Let’s explore it together !
Burma 9 days, a step further
"From birth, the man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders.
He is on the ground.
But the man has only to go below the surface and he is then free"
For our first 9 days trip of the season we welcomed on board 9 return guests repeating the smiling seahorse experience, and 6 new friends!!
It has been an unforgettable trip!! We navigated to both "black rock" and the "Burma banks" where we had some great encounters!
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The Smiling Seahorse has been running dive cruises from Ranong since 2012.
Our team of instructors: Elween, Julien and Simon are reporting with a short blogpost after every trip.
Camille, Franck and some guest writers also contribute during the off season writing on various topics.
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- Marine life in Andaman Sea
- The Mergui Archipelago
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