The Burma Banks are a series of large underwater flat-topped sea-mounts located approximately around 100 NM northwest of the Similan Islands in the open ocean. They lie within the exclusive economic zone of Burma or Myanmar, as it is known nowadays, which is situated between India and Thailand. The Burma Banks are located 110 NM from the mainland coast of Myanmar and about 250 NM from the island of Phuket in Thailand. The nearest island, part of the Mergui Archipelago, is in fact about 55-60 NM far away. These offshore banks are a cluster of 20 sea-mounts mostly uncharted, rising from 400 meters of depth to just 10-30 meters below the surface; the bottom is mainly a mix of coral, rock and sand while they lye just 10 NM from the 1000 m continental drop-off. Only a handful of live aboard fishing boats have the permission to operate in Myanmar - over here in fact you can enjoy peaceful, remote and pristine fishing sites away from the crowds... Waters surrounding the Banks d are considered one of the best places in the world to dive with sharks and in particular with Silvertip, Whitetip and Nurse sharks. Currents here can be quite strong and variable, sometimes changing in direction 90 to 180 degree very quickly; for the same reason the area is rich of nutrients and marine life. In particular Gt, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin, Amberjack, Grouper and Ruby Snapper will be the most likely species you will encounter on the bottom. In this regards jigging and bottom fishing will be the main techniques used; in particular as far as jigging is concerned fishing depth will varies between 40 and 180 mt so usually mainly 150-200 gr jigs on PE3-4 outfits will be used while when needed 250 gr and PE5 or 300 gr and PE6 will come handy. Trolling for Wahoo, Yellowfin, Barracuda, King Mackerel and Dorado can be productive as well and Back and Blue Marlin are present quite in good number around the banks.