Diving into Jeju's underwater treasures: A fam trip by Jeju Tourism Organisation
"In May 2023, HelloDive embarked on a familiarisation journey to Jeju Island, South Korea. As the only diving specialist travel agency invited, HelloDive had the exclusive opportunity to explore the diving tourism resources in this captivating destination."
Visa-free travel to Jeju Island
Jeju Island's visa-free entry policy and the availability of direct flights from major Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai have made it a highly convenient destination for Chinese travellers. With a short travel time between 90 minutes to 2.5 hours, visitors can easily reach Jeju Island and experience its untouched natural beauty and rich tourism offerings.
The underwater beauty of Jeju
Jeju Island unveils a world of breathtaking beauty with its crystal-clear waters, offering excellent visibility for divers. Divers can Immerse themselves in a diverse underwater wonderland teeming with rare marine creatures, hidden caves, and vibrant coral gardens. Renowned dive sites around Seogwipo, just a short distance away, beckon with water temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C throughout the year.
In addition to its remarkable marine attractions, Jeju Island is known for its unique Haenyeo culture. Visitors have the opportunity to witness the skilled Haenyeo, or "sea women," who dive without the use of modern diving equipment to gather seafood. This ancient tradition not only adds a touch of authenticity to the diving experience but also showcases the island's cultural heritage.
Beyond diving: enriching experiences
While diving takes center stage, Jeju Island offers a wealth of other remarkable experiences that complement the thrill of underwater exploration. Indulge in the island's rich cultural heritage, wander through picturesque landscapes, and savour delicious local cuisine. From scenic hikes along dramatic cliffs to leisurely strolls through idyllic villages, Jeju Island is an ideal destination for a long weekend getaway or a relaxing vacation, offering a serene escape from the bustling cities.
HelloDive is working closely with the Jeju Island Tourism Organisation to highlight the island's stunning natural beauty and incredible diving opportunities. Our shared goal is to inspire divers from China and beyond to embark on an extraordinary journey and uncover the hidden treasures of Jeju Island's underwater world.