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New Dive Center Opens in Mergui Archipelago

Awei Pila, an exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island, has opened a SCUBA diving center in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, offering Open Water courses and certification to first-time divers.The Awei Pila Dive Center will provide all levels of PADI diving courses from DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) to DM (Dive Master), which can either be tackled at home by Internet ahead of traveling to the Mergui Archipelago or learned over three to four days at the resort, which lies on a pristine beach just a stone’s throw from hundreds of meters of live coral reefs.Courses can be conducted in English…

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Asia Launches First Solar Yacht in Myanmar

Burma Boating has acquired S55, a 16.7-meter solar-powered yacht, which will offer expeditions around the Mergui Archipelago from January 2019.The S55 catamaran accommodates up to six guests and three crew members, and is composed of three levels including a flybridge commanding 360-degree views, a 40m² air-conditioned salon, and four cabins each with queen-sized beds and private en-suite bathrooms.Built in 2018, this ultra-modern catamaran becomes the first 100% solar-run boat to sail in Asia, according to her designers, Silent-Yachts.

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New Superyachts Join ASR Cup Regatta

Even more superyachts have confirmed for the 17th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup (ASR Cup) to be held at the Sala Phuket Resort & Spa on pristine Mai Khao Beach January 19th – 21st ‘on and off water’ elite invitational event. The superyacht line-up confirmed now includes the following: S/Y Aphrodite; S/Y Aspiration; S/Y Intrigue; S/Y LA NUMERO UNO; S/Y Minico; S/Y ORIENT PEARL; M/Y Darling; M/Y Siam Princess; M/Y Aveline; and M/Y Azul A along with other pleasure craft accompanying sailing superyacht race participants above.

Burma Boating’s new flagship Clan VI (Photo: Burma Boating)

Burma Boating Adds Four Yachts to its Fleet

Boutique cruising company Burma Boating has added four new yachts to its fleet, including sailing yacht Clan VI, the company's new flagship. Starting in October, Clan VI will be cruising Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago and explore one of Asia's last untouched destinations. The 40-meter yacht will be the largest and most luxurious yacht offering scheduled cruises and private charters in the archipelago, which is slowly opening up to tourism. Clan VI was built under the name La Numero Uno and was the first yacht to be constructed at the Italian shipyard Perini Navi…