The Andaman Sea is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar (Burma), west of Thailand, northwest of Malay Peninsula, north of Sumatra and east of the Andaman Islands, India, from which it takes its name; it is part of the Indian Ocean. The sea has been traditionally used for fishery and transportation of goods between the coastal countries and its coral reefs and islands are popular tourist destinations. The fishery and tourist infrastructure was severely damaged by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Open Water Swimming
- The Oceanman Langkawi event is on an Oceanman circuit in Langkawi Island in the Andaman Sea in Malaysia. Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.
- Kyle Main will attempt a solo 22 km ocean swim from Ko Yao Yai Island, one of the largest islands off the Thailand coast, to Phi Phi Island in the Andaman Sea that may take up to 5 hours in December 2017. Ko Yao Yai is the largest island in the Ko Yao Archipelago positioned north of the Straits of Malacca, one of the busiest shipping lanes on the globe.