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Underwater Photo Location: Three Stooges

Underwater Photo Location: Three Stooges

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3 Stooges (Three Islets) or Shark Cave or In Through the outdoor.

Distance from Phuket: 170 NM

Distance from Victoria Point: 53 NM

3 Stooges consists of one small island and two large rocks, all of which rise above the surface. Each could be considered a separate site; there is no way to see them all on a single dive, or even a full day of diving.

All three are perfectly suited for multilevel profiles, with thriving marine life from the bottom to the surface.

Underwater, the combination of unusual topography and a tremendous variety of creatures makes this one of the best dive sites in the Mergui Archipelago.

Nearly every square meter is riddled with crevices that provide shelter and holdfasts for an enormous volume of fish and invertebrate life. Aside from the marine life, another outstanding feature is a large canyon on the north end of the main island where you can encounter up to a dozen semi-resident grey reef sharks.

Past the canyon on the right you will find an opening to a tunnel that runs completely through the island and exits on the east side at about 15m. Be sure not to disturb the several huge tawny nurse sharks that sometimes rest within the crevices as you pass through.
Facts about Three Stooges
  • It is in Myanmar (Burma)
  • Three Stooges is in the Andaman Sea.
  • The typical depth is 50+ Metres 160+ Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
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by Patrick Neumann
Crab Show!!! FULL FRAME Shot of a porcelan crab taken with Canon 400D & 60mm macro lens. In Thailand these crab are only to find in the Anemones with the short tentakels. In Burma they are also in these Anemones.

by Patrick Neumann
Porcelan Crab fishing for food taken with Canon 400D+60mm macro lens in Burma/Myamar
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