Aquatic South Korea‏ will float your boat

10th May 2013

South Korea can be the perfect destination for tourists who want to escape the rain but love water.

That's because the Asian republic can offer tailor-made holidays for lovers of aquatic activities.

Leading the way is the world-renowned Korea International Boat Show.

The event, being held from May 30-June 2, has all the technological innovations you'd expect from a Far-Eastern country.

Highlighting this year's show is the South Korean-built Penguin, the latest compact semi-submarine that allows you to explore the ocean floor without getting wet.

Not all of the craft goes underwater, but it gives people the chance to see beneath the water through three big windows on the front and side of the hull.

But if submarines don't float your boat, then there's a wide array of other water activities to choose from in South Korea.

Seogwipo offers quality scuba diving among the soft coral, kelp forests, fish schools and the occasional curious dolphin.

Seoul's Han River Ferries offer one-hour round trips which include a barbecue buffet and live music.

Specialist tours involving fishing can be arranged as the sport is big in South Korea's streams, rivers and oceans.

Water skiing lessons are available in English off the Yeongdong Bridge, near the Olympic River highway, meanwhile.

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