The Burma Banks are huge sea mounts that rise to within 15 metres of the surface of the Andaman Sea and then plunge some 300 metres offering a spectacular underwater seascape. The site offers masses of underwater life including silvertip and nurse sharks and sporadic sightings of grey reef sharks. The three main banks (Roe, Rainbow and Silvertip) offer fields of coral of varied types and colours – an absolute pleasure. With 20 to 40 metre visibility this is a treat. It is though a bit tricky and the site should only be attempted by intermediate to advanced divers.
How to get there: The only way to get to the site is via ‘liveaboard’ trips from Phuket, Khao Lak and Ranong. These are usually seven or ten-day trips.