Burma Dive sites - Moken, Myanmar Sea Gypsies

Mergui Boat License

This chapter explains about BOAT LICENSE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES in Burma/ Myanmar.

All yachts, boats or vessels from any Foreign Country are required to register to operate tourism business in Burma namely Mergui Archipelago, Andaman Sea, Burma Banks. Scuba Diving, Live aboard Sea adventure tours, Sea kayaking & snorkeling, diving safaris, Sport fishing and other activities also need proper permit.



Registration usually takes about 2 weeks. Details and photo by email to entering from Victoria Point (Kawthaung/ Kho Thong/ kauthaung) - the southern most Gatway to Myanmar (Burma).


Also see


Special Permit for Yachts / Boats Mergui Archipelago Area http://www.mergui.org/Special_permit_yachts.htm


Trip Permit for Yachts/ Boats in Mergui Archipelago http://www.mergui.org/trip_permit_boats_yachts.htm


Recruitment Crew Sourcing - Manpower for Luxury Cruises, AB, Seaman, First Mate. http://www.mergui.org/Crew_recruitment_sourcing.htm



Special permit


"Special Permit" is for a single boat or yacht without prior license registration to enter Myanmar Waters only once. All foreign registered Sail Boat/ yachts are required to apply for permission to enter Myanmar Waters. Each application required a trip to Yangon and Nay Pyi Daw the New Capital.


We take at least one week to finish all the process in Yangon.


The fee for single entry US$ 3000 per boat.


We accept last-minute express application (5 working days) .


Most urgent requests within 24 hours service also available upon request.


Please send the followings to our office (Victoria Point (Kawthaung) or Yangon.


1. The photos of boats


2.The Registration Certificate from home country.


3. The specification of the boat.


4. Any other relevant document e.g Captain, crew list and passenger list with their nationalities.



Trip permit


"Trip Permit" - cruising permit is needed for each trip after the boat is approved for license registration.


Each application required a trip to Yangon and Nay Pyi Daw the New Capital.


We handle the trip permissions which is a must for everybody to visit Mergui Archipelago.


In order to apply trip permit we need the following information & documents.


1) Estimated date of arrival/departure


2) The island lists and draft schedule


3) The photographs of passengers and crews


4) The particulars of guests and crews



Crew Sourcing


We are able to provide crew (Deck hand to Captain) as crew recruitment services. Our Agency's administration & management team is always developing ways to improve quality of human resources we provide. Currently we are supplying our seaman and workers to Singapore, Malysia, Brunei and to supply workers to theRepublic of Korea, Japan and U.A.E countries are underway.



MV Dawei Princess


Dawei Princess is specially built for scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and sport fishing adventure trip basing Dawei City. She is equipped with dive platform, dining area, sun deck, 20 seats in air conditional hall, toilet and shower. The crews are fantastic, always doing their best to make you feel safe and comfortable.

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Boat Rental & Charter

mergui 2

Charter Rates 1-8 Pax 9-16 Pax
MV Mergui Princess US$ 1950 per day US$ 2450 per day

Please contact our Agent

Mergui Princess is a fast and comfortable liveaboard with 3 air-conditioned private cabins which can accommodate 6 clients and 4-5 crew members. It is 79 feet (20.lm) long. It is equipped with modern navigation and communication system like echo sounder, GPS, i-com radio and a satellite phone.

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Mergui Princess Cruise1


Mergui Princess Cruise (1) is newly live aboard which can be accommodated maximum 6 passengers. All cabins onboard are air-conditioned and offering great sea view. She has one queen size bed and one bunk bed room with en suite bathroom are on the main deck and one twin bed room without en suite bathroom is on the upper deck.

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Tour Programs

MSK - 01 (3 days 2 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island( USD 937/ Pax )
MSK - 02 (4 days 3 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Nga Man - Kyun Phila - Myauk Ni - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung ( USD 1158/ Pax )
MSK - 03 (5 days 4 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - 254 Island - 256 Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - Bo Ywe - Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung( USD 1389/ Pax)
MSK - 04 (6 days 5 nights) Kawtthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - 254 Island -256 Island - 60 Island - Crocodile Creek - Ko Phwat - Tar yar Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - Bo Ywe Island -  Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung ( USD 1621/ Pax )
MSK - 05 (6 days 5 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - 254 Island - Salet Galet Island - Marble Island - Wal Island - Mergui Island - Myeik (USD 1812/Pax)
MSK - 06 (6 days 5 nights) Kawthaung Base
Myeik - Mergui Island - Wal Island - Marbel Island - Salet Galet - 254 Island - 256 Island - Nga Man Island - 115 Island - Taung La Bo - Kawthaung (USD 1812/Pax)
MSK- 07  (4days/3nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung – Kyet Mauk I (Cock’s Comb) – Say Tan I (Dunkin I) – Nyaung Oo Phee I – Kha Yin Gwa (Maclcod I)  – Myauk Nee I (N.Phipps) – Thay Yee Island – Kawthaung. (USD 1158/ Pax)



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