Mystical Jeju : Our exciting Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함)

Finally, the highly anticipated exciting Day 10 is here! So, what is so special about this day? Why is it that we are so excited?

Our morning excursion and the excitement are because we will be going for a submarine ride…. Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함), where we come.

Note: If you are planning to do this for your visit to Jeju, there is a total of 3 submarine tour available in Jeju-do (제주도). However, Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함) is said to be one of the best one because of the location. However, it is a very popular program and it is always fully booked. So recommending that you pre-book the time in advance to avoid any disappointment.

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beautiful scenery surrounding the dock before we head to the boat

Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함) opened in 1988, the first of its kind in Asia while the third in the world. Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함) is an undersea tour in a submarine that was acquired from Finland.

Munseom, where Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함) travels is home to outstanding coral reefs, colorful fished and rich seaweed. This exquisite landscape is what makes Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함) interesting as it is one of the most beautiful places to dive as well.

Our journey started by taking a boat ride to where the submarine awaits for us. To our luck, we were travelling with the Indonesian Filming crew, hence we also were able to see how documentary were filmed too. While heading to the submarine dock, announcement were during the boat ride on who / which team head disembark from the boat first.

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Arriving at the dock of the submarine, we head down and queue to enter the submarine. Exciting…….. Just as we were getting onto the submarine, we were asked to pose for a photo next to the submarine.

Interesting way of getting into the submarine. We had to get in 1 by 1 and getting onto the submarine by going backward down into the submarine. The path were very narrow and because it was a windy way, it was pretty rocky too….. Scary yet exciting!

In the submarine, we were all seated on 2 rows. And now, our journey starts………

We started by going into an estimation of about 25 meter onto the sea-bed where we see the diver playing with fishes through the window of the submarine. What a beautiful sight……. and there were a shipwreck that we saw too…..

Our journey continue into 40 meter sea-bed where we see rare iridescent coral reefs…. simply awesome!

Very quickly the tour ended and we slowly ascend up. Lasted about 1 hour, our exciting tour of Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함) finally comes to an end. We head back to the shore and to our little surprises, we were given our ‘graduation’ certificate with the photo taken earlier with the submarine.

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Being the longest submarine tour without a single accident on record, Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함) is definitely a must-see attraction on Jeju-do (제주도).

More information on Seogwipo Submarine (서귀포잠수함):

Closed
Open all year round

Duration
1hr 20min

Tour Course Information
Route
Seogwipo Port (Boarding a Passenger Ferry) – Munseom (Board the Submarine) – Diver Show – Coral Garden – Getting off the Submarine – Tour in Munseom – Seogwipo Port

Operating Hours
07:20 – 18:40
run 17 times a day (departs every 40min)
※ It runs 16 times a day in winter time (November to January, last departure 16:40)

Parking Facilities
Available (buses 15 spaces, cars 70 spaces) for free

Facility Utilization Fees
Adults – 50,000 won (online reservation 45,000 won),
Teenagers – 40,000 won (online reservation 36,000 won),
Children – 30,000 won (online reservation 27,000 won)

* online reservation is available only in Korean. When you book online, please refer to the reservation info for Natives below

Admission Fees
Maritime park
Adults: 1,500 won / Youth (ages 13-23): 1,000 won / Children: 500 won/ Babies: free

Reservation Info. for Natives
* Visitors must make reservations at least a day prior to their tour and confirm their reservations two hours before the tour.
* Arrive at the port at least 20 minutes before the tour – Fill in the Boarding Form – Ticketing Booth

Our next adventure is also one highly anticipated one….. Stay tune while I try to get it the post ready. Internet connecting is really bad at the moment. So bear with me!

 


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