Western Rocky

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Western Rocky

Western Rocky

One of the best dive sites of the Mergui Archipelagio in Burma (now known as Myanmar) is WesternRocky. It is located in the southernmost part of the island group and known in status to be what RichelieuRock is to the SimilianMarineParkSPECTACULAR!

 

At around 20m deep WesternRocky consist of one small island and four smaller islands surrounding it. A tunnel, full of all kinds of lobsters and crabs, leads all the way across the island and peaceful nursesharks are also known to be resting inside! Resident blacktipreefsharks and guitarsharks patrol the rest of the reef and divers should also watch out for frogfish, harlequinshrimps and elegant seahorses!

The other small islands are also densely populated and here you can do fantastic walldives whilst spotting a variety of crustaceans, hard and softcorals and sponges. Out into the blue, huge schoolsofbarracudas hover close by and further down at around 35m on the bottom you can find several different species of stingrays.

 

Nightdives at WesternRocky are for more experienceddivers and offer exciting opportunities for divers to watch fishhunting in action!

One of the best dive sites of the Mergui Archipelagio in Burma (now known as Myanmar) is WesternRocky. It is located in the southernmost part of the island group and known in status to be what RichelieuRock is to the SimilianMarineParkSPECTACULAR!

 

At around 20m deep WesternRocky consist of one small island and four smaller islands surrounding it. A tunnel, full of all kinds of lobsters and crabs, leads all the way across the island and peaceful nursesharks are also known to be resting inside! Resident blacktipreefsharks and guitarsharks patrol the rest of the reef and divers should also watch out for frogfish, harlequinshrimps and elegant seahorses!

The other small islands are also densely populated and here you can do fantastic walldives whilst spotting a variety of crustaceans, hard and softcorals and sponges. Out into the blue, huge schoolsofbarracudas hover close by and further down at around 35m on the bottom you can find several different species of stingrays.

 

Nightdives at WesternRocky are for more experienceddivers and offer exciting opportunities for divers to watch fishhunting in action!

One of the best dive sites of the Mergui Archipelagio in Burma (now known as Myanmar) is Western Rocky. ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Drop-off
  • Cave
  • Deep waters
  • Coral reef
Visibility
Excellent
Required scuba diving level / certification
Open Water/ Level 1
Fauna
  • Stingray
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Tuna
  • Scorpion fish
  • Seahorses
  • Crayfish
  • Frogfish
  • Lizardfish
  • Parrotfish
  • Nudibranchs
  • Pipefish
  • Snappers
  • Porcupinefish
  • Boxfish
  • Trevallies
  • Fusiliers
  • Surgeonfish
  • Hard coral
  • Soft coral
  • Nurse Shark

The best dive centres to explore Western Rocky

The Smiling Seahorse

Burma - Myanmar | Asia
The Smiling Seahorse

Our opinion on The Smiling Sea Horse Dive Center and its liveaboard dive boat MV Smiling Sea Horse:

Located in Ranong on the border between Thailand and Burma, The Smiling Seahorse Dive Center is undoubtedly the best ally you can have for diving both Thailand AND ...

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