Diving in South Korea

The Republic of Korea, or South Korea, is the center of East Asia’s economy and is famous for significantly influencing pop culture worldwide with “K-POP“ and “K-Drama.“ This small but mighty nation has a 5,000-year history, a thriving high-tech capital (Seoul), and endless natural beauty dotted with historical relics. With four distinct seasons, visiting South Korea is a good idea any time of the year.

Scuba diving in South Korea offers a unique experience. Many divers have never encountered the exciting mix of cold and warm water species found off South Korea’s shores. The East Sea provides a mysterious landscape filled with giant kelp forests in its cooler waters. Conversely, the south coast’s more tropical waters offer colorful coral, excellent wreck diving, and is home to Jeju Island. Jeju diving is available throughout the year, thanks to its favorable climate. Getting to dive in Jeju is always a treat, with fantastic marine life and the largest soft coral colony in the world.

Facts about South Korea

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Power Plug Type

PUS, CJU

Airports

KRW

Currency

ko

Language

220 V / 50 Hz

Electricity

UTC +7 - UTC+9

Timezone

KT Freetel Co. Ltd.

Network Provider

Featured places to go in South Korea

Gangwon-do boasts 212 km (132 miles) of coastline along the East Sea, otherwise known as the Sea of Japan, for divers to explore.

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Diving in Gyeongsangnam-do offers an underwater landscape like nowhere else in the world.

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The volcanic island of Jeju sits like a gem in the South Sea of Korea and is home to the best diving in South Korea.

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Wildlife Encounters in South Korea

Dive Sites to visit in South Korea