Myanmar Service Details

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If your Superyacht is available for charter whilst in South East Asia please let us know before you arrive. South East Asia is fast becoming a rival cruising destination for the Caribbean islands. The season in Phuket is from November until April, although there are certain limited areas where cruising can be enjoyed all year round.
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For those special trips when the yacht is hosting the owner or charter guests, having someone onboard with local knowledge can greatly add to everyone’s enjoyment.

SEAL’s cruise guides are all intelligent, courteous, and professional. English is their first language although some staff can converse in local dialects.

For an extra charge, it may be possible to hire one of SEAL’ s directors – Graham or Adam Frost – who are both exceedingly knowledgeable about South East Asia.

 

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Long before SEAL (South East Asia Liveaboards Co Ltd) opened it’s Superyacht Services branch it was successfully operating as a diving and adventure holiday company. Our holidays include:

  • Diving Liveaboards on a SEAL-owned yacht to the Similan & Surin Islands in Thailand

  • Diving Liveaboards on a SEAL-owned yacht to the Sangihe Archipelago in Indonesia

  • Diving Liveaboards on a SEAL-owned yacht to the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar (Burma)
  • Combined exploration / snorkeling / kayaking and diving Liveaboards on a SEAL-owned yacht in Myanmar (Burma)

  • Sea kayak safaris from SEAL’s Kayak Safari Camp in Myanmar (Burma).

The Captain and Crew of yachts which have signed up with SEAL’s superyacht agency are entitled to a 40% discount off all our holidays. Visit www.seal-asia.com for more details

 

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SEAL can provide highly qualified divemasters or instructors to join a superyacht trip in the area. There are books available but only somebody who has been diving in the area for a long period of time can guide you to the best dive locations.

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SEAL is a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) 5 Star Centre and a BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) International ‘Premier’ School.

The PADI courses that SEAL offers include Introductory courses, Scuba diver, Discover Scuba Diving, Open-Water Diving, Advanced Open-Water Diving, Emergency First Response, Rescue diver and Divemaster.

The BSAC courses on offer include Experience Scuba, Ocean Diver, Sport Diver, Dive Leader and Advanced Diver.

Our instructors are all highly qualified, friendly and professional and our pass rate is exceptionally high. Our policy is to keep to small classes – usually on a one to one or one to two ratio, ensuring close personal attention.

The Captain and Crew of yachts that have signed up with SEAL’s superyacht agency are entitled to an unbeatable 20% discount on all of our dive courses.

Visit www.seal-asia.com for more details.

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SEAL is a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) 5 Star Centre and a BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) International ‘Premier’ School. All our equipment comes from reputable manufacturer’s and is serviced regularly.

Full equipment (diving computer, wetsuit, BCD, regulator, mask, fins, tanks, weight-belts and weights) or individual pieces are available for hire.

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Helicopters and aircraft are available for charter. They can take guests to both local and international destinations.

SEAL can also arrange landing permits at local airports (at the discretion of the airport) for privately owned helicopters and aircrafts.

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There are many rules and regulations in Thailand and Myanmar which are very different to those of a Western culture and, if by some small chance they are written down, they are unlikely to be in English. It must also be noted that not all the immigration/customs people speak English/another language so unless you can speak Thai and Burmese, communication can be very difficult. This, along with the heaps of paperwork, can make dealing with authorities very frustrating for visiting captains.

A SEAL representative will meet the yacht at any accessible place on Phuket. The captain can then sign all the paperwork and hand over all the necessary documentation needed for inward clearance. SEAL staff will then process the paperwork and all necessary documentation for the clearance. This will be delivered back to the yacht without the need for the captain or crew to leave the vessel.

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The Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar (Burma) was closed to all foreigners for over fifty years. SEAL received the first permit to take tourists into the area in 1997 and negotiated for permission for the first superyacht to tour the region in the same year.

We are now able to arrange entry permits for superyachts to visit this beautiful area which has been totally untouched by modern development. The whole area is alive with wildlife, flora and fauna. As part of the entry permit fee a Burmese guide will come on the trip. To compliment this it is also suggested that the yacht takes onboard one of the SEAL guides who can help with many issues from places to anchor to showing customers the best dive sites in the area.

In 1999 SEAL arranged for M/Y Battered Bull to visit the capital of Myanmar (Yangon). M/Y Battered Bull was the first private yacht to visit the capital. Yangon is a modern city that has still got a lot of visible colonial architecture; this along with the Burmese culture makes any stay a most enjoyable experience.

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