Scuba diving in Western Rocky Island
Located in the Mergui Archipelago, the Western Rocky Island dive site is one of the best dives for beginners in Burmese waters. It has a smooth, firm coral reef ridge with a multitude of waving anemones on its surface, with shoals of bright reef fish.
When to go
There are good conditions for diving at this spot year-round, with an average water temperature of 27C/81F. However, due to the rainy southwest monsoon being active June through September, the most favorable time to go see Rocky Island's undersea riches is from November to April, when there is less rainfall and a milder air temperature, around 30C/86F. During the southwest monsoon season, the rainiest time is from June to August, and in September and October it is often sunny with notably less intense rainfall.
What to see
Numerous anemones, shoals of colorful reef fishes, wrasses, nudibranches, cuttlefishes, scorpion fishes, moray eels, pufferfishes and lobsters can be spotted at this dive site.