Port of the Week: Shark Island, Myanmar
| October 2, 2009

Star Clipper will call at Shark Island on the new Myanmar itineraries in 2010.

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Located off the Southeast coast of Koh Tao, Shark Island is one of the most popular dive sites in the area. In 1997, the waters were opened to foreigners after being closed for 50 years. The three dive sites surrounding the island include Shark Drift, Coral Gardens and Anemone Gardens.

In deeper waters, divers may happen upon Leopard sharks or blacktip reef sharks, but cow-tail rays, turtles, honeycomb moray eels, puffers, bat fish, and blue ringed angels are more commonly seen in the shallower waters.

For those who prefer not to dive, the sandy white beaches are ideal for relaxing and sunbathing, and snorkeling is always an option. For a great view, tourists can hike up to the top of the island.

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