Written by Missy Johnston

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Silolona is one of the few yachts that has worked out clearance into Myanmar (ex Burma) to charter the Mergui Archipelago. This area has been closed in general since after World War II until about 10 years ago, when diving companies began to gain entrance along the coast for diving trips in the pristine coral gardens in these waters. Virtually untouched, there are fabulous diving and snorkeling spots, wide beautiful white coral sand beaches, filled with huge shells. Most of the islands are uninhabited, however there are a few villages, and of course, the Moken Sea Gypsies.

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Silolona, 167′ modern Phinisi built along traditional lines is one of the few yachts chartering in these waters. The season is during the winter months, and the dates book up quickly. Silolona has 5 guest staterooms, each with ensuite bath, and a crew of 17, standing by to take care of every need. There is an on board Dive Instructor who can take even a novice through diving courses, an on board Masseuse. Every time you return to the yacht from a sea or land venture, you will be met by your deck crew with freshly made fruit juices and a cool wash cloth steeped in essence of lemon grass.

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Food on board is beautifully prepared by Chef Bobbie, who is culinary trained and provides a combination of Indonesian, Thai, Indian, French and spa cuisine. And if Sashimi and Sushi are of interest, there is a never ending supply of fresh fish caught that transforms into an appetizer with pickled ginger and sesame soy sauce in minutes.

Contact us today for more information on this very interesting and unique charter experience.