There are quite a few local seafood restaurants, shops, fishing boats, and interesting things to see.
The beach area is beautiful, and good for swimming. You can fish from the pier around the harbour, and actually catch some.
The resort offers a great BBQ for dinner!
Spend the day diving, and eat to your fill of steak and seafood. :)
We got breakfast/lunch/dinner as part of the weekend package of room/diving/meals for the weekend.
Breakfast and lunch were nothing special, typical Korean cafeteria food served out of their kitchen.
There are quite a few restaurants near the harbour, offering live tanks of fish and other critters.
Order, and watch it killed and cut up fresh in front of you.
Favorite Dish: Had the cuttlefish.
Was gutted, thinly sliced, and served in about 2 minutes with a side dish of chili sauce.
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North Korean submarines have been spotted and/or captured a few different times in the last few years, in this area.
Which is why it's not permitted to do night-diving along South Korea's east coast.
You don't want to be mistaken for a submarine or North Korean infiltrator, and depth-charged or shot at by the navy.
This poster outside of the local police station outlines the last few events of NoKo subs being spotted, and tells the locals to watch carefully for suspicious night-time activity.
38 Marine Resort is a brand new diving resort in Korea.
Great for a weekend getaway from Seoul, they offer fast access to quite a few dive sites, as well as Nitrox.
A night time BBQ is held for dinner, and is great!
This resort also offers the only available night-diving on Korea's east coast. The usual case is that the army/navy watches the coastline at night, and doesn't permit night diving because of the North Korean submarine incursions that have happened in the area quite frequently in the past.
38 Marine has worked an agreement out with the local military that permits their night operation around a specific unoccupied island, Cho-do (Bird Island).
Equipment: Bring your own, or rent/purchase it here.
The water is cool, anywhere from 5 to 20 degrees, depending how deep you go. You'll want a 5 to 7mm wetsuit, or even a drysuit.