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    Cultural Aspects of Diving in Korea

    Please see our post Dive Shops with English Language Services for details. ‘There’s a lot of diving along the east coast, the south coast and around Jeju Island.
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    Cultural Aspects of Diving in Korea

    Oh, I want to, but my wallet is on lockdown right now.
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    Cultural Aspects of Diving in Korea

    Good to hear. Actually, diving with as wide a variety of operators as possible was my 2020 plan pre-COVID-19. Obviously, the pandemic kind of messed with that plan. Moving this month, which is dominating my finances, but hoping to get back into diving in the fall.
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    Dive Sites in South Korea

    This is definitely on my to-dive list just because it seems like a cool experience.
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    East Sea / Sea of Japan Fish Identification Resources

    Here are a couple of Korean webpages with graphics. 국내바다 어류도감 1~51 https://kkbok.tistory.com/entry/열대바다-어류-도감-1234 https://kkbok.tistory.com/entry/한국-어류와-갑각류-새우류-모음집 http://blog.daum.net/_blog/BlogTypeView.do?blogid=0azTO&articleno=272
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    Any divers in Seoul?

    Yeah, I meant that it might be a good way to network and meet local divers if they have organized dives to the east coast or other locations. Just a backup option.
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    Any divers in Seoul?

    I’m just outside Seoul. You might want to check out NB Divers (see the English services post). They claim to have English language classes (I haven’t dived with them, yet), but they might be a good networking nexus.
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    Dive Sites in South Korea

    I’m left with the distinct impression this is a map of one of the set pieces from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy with underwater flora & fauna added. ㅎㅎㅎㅎ
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    Korea to regulate Scuba...

    That’s very entrepreneurial of you! I’m sure we’d all appreciate it if someone found a way to bring down prices through competition. :yeahbaby:
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    Dive Shops with English Language Services

    Several years ago there were 4 English language service providers. Unfortunately, all but Sea World Dive Centre (Busan Scuba) have ceased to operate in Korea. Deep Blue Quest has moved to Palau, and Big Blue 33 is under Korean management. I believe Ralf, the former owner, is now setting up a...
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    Sinan shipwreck found off of Korea

    KathyV, thanks for posting a link to your original post. I’m glad I found the time to go over some of the older threads. I’ll have to try and get up to the museum over the winter and see the exhibit. This has now been moved into the South Korean sub-forum and adds another great dimension to...
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    Diving in Jeju Island, Korea

    Just wanted to update the info here. I communicated with the former owner after he sold his business and moved to Indonesia citing hassles with them new laws. Big Blue 33 is now Korean owned and operated. They may still be a fine dive shop, just be aware they are under new management.
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    Dive Shops with English Language Services

    I did communicate with NB Divers in Seoul (although I haven’t dived with them yet). They have English on their website and at least basic communications in English for those seeking a dive organization out of Seoul. I just confirmed that they also offer English courses! 138-862 Seoul Songpagu...
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    Cultural Aspects of Diving in Korea

    International divers will probably be familiar with booking dives in sunny ocean locations where the dive shop covers most aspects of your dive. You rent gear, tanks and weights from them. They pick you up from your hotel, run their own boat and potentially even provide meals throughout the...
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    South Korea

    Those checking this post will probably have noticed that none of the 2016 recommendations are current anymore. I did communicate with NB Divers in Seoul (although I haven’t dived with them yet). They have English on their website and at least basic communications in English for those seeking a...
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    Dive Sites in South Korea

    I dived Daejin Scuba Resort (Translated blog post) near Yeongdeok. There's a scuba park with three sunken fishing trawlers that you can wreck dive (penetration of a very small cabin) down to 28m. There is also an area with coral beds around 18m. I believe there is also a giant crab statue, but I...
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    Anybody dived Korea since the 2015 laws came into effect?

    I should say that after diving several times in Korea, I have seen no evidence of the laws being put into action. I have not been asked to buy insurance (I have DAN, but they haven’t asked). I haven’t seen evidence of too many safety boats, or anything else discussed in the post about the law...
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    Good places to buy gear while in Korea.

    Most Koreans go online to shop for specialty items (think things not used by large groups of Koreans), and Scuba equipment is no exception. Keep in mind that gear is mostly imported and therefore quite expensive. However, if you need to replace small items in a hurry, these online shops might...
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    Korea Sub-Forum

    I would like to see a Korea page as well. Joshua and I are local divers that have been trying to put together a resource where we can share our experiences diving in Korea. I’m also all for this!
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    Anybody dived Korea since the 2015 laws came into effect?

    On November 16, 2019 the water temps at the bottom were 16C. The dive shop I went with (located in Busan) pitched this as the “last wetsuit dive of the year.” They drove about 3 hours to get there. I met them on site. Surface was cloudy and up to 18C. Visibility was about 10m. I was doing my...
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