Snorkeling & Sea Gypsies

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The traditional inhabitants of the Mergui Archipelago are the Moken, a people who live off, and on, the sea. Sometimes called “”sea-gypsies””, this ethnic minority group leads a traditional, semi-nomadic lifestyle, dominated by diving for sea cucumbers, fishing and bartering.

Until the recent changes in Myanmar’s government, the relationship between the Moken and the central authorities was marked by tensions. Recently, however, things have started to improve and the Moken are somewhat less elusive. If you are interested, we can take you to Moken villages where you will be able to enjoy Moken food, buy fresh cuttlefish, and watch men building dugout canoes the way they have been made for tens of thousands of years.

After meeting the locals its time to explore the wildlife – and here you have it all; tropical forests, valleys, enchanted mangroves and kilometers of destered beaches. But the best bit? The underwater life hidden within the glistening azure waters. Onboard your boat you will have the chance to dive or snorkel to your hearts content!

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