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I have had the good fortune to be diving at many exotic places,-including Australia and Africa-, where everybody go,- but for various unfortunate reasons I have not had my underwater camera available at those truly great opportunities.

However,- in the case of Korea, - where NOT so many go diving -, I have had several dives, where my camera was ready - - -

Please enjoy the result on this page - - - -
 
 


The bay, - and dive center in front- , at village Yang-Yang-Dong San Hang on the Korean east coast
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)






Take note of the fence along the beach - - -
South Korea has had some bad experiences with intruders from North Korea, - and in order to protect the open beaches against another invasion from the north, - fences have been erected along the coast, and army guard posts are positioned at regular intervals.
During day time the gate to the beach is open, but at night time it will be closed.
 
 



Here a view of Mr. Yo's dive center at the end of the bay
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


My wonderful room with sea view.
- in traditional Korean style, where you sleep on a mat on the floor -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


My Korean dive buddies.
Mr. Yo in the center, with a diver to the left, - and to the right, - my Dive Master, Mr. Han from Seoul
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


         Me, - Karsten Petersen -, preparing to dive the East Sea of Korea
        (Photography by Ilse Leitermann.)
 
 
 


Mr Yo, - Dive master Han, - and a Korean diver at the rubber boat that takes us to sea
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


At the dive position, - ready to go!
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


On the way down.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)





- and Korea is just as beautiful below water,- as it is above - - - -
Please enjoy my images of the wonderful underwater world at the Korean east coast - - -
 
 


- exploring a submerged steel structure
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


The marine life is incredible and very varied
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


- with many colours that comes fully out in the flash light -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


- and all sorts of shapes -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


- of extreme beauty -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Inbetween dives, - Mrs. Han prepares some good Korean food, - Dive Master Han is watching -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


Back in the water again
- exploring an underwater landscape called the "Great Canyon" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


- exploring more strange shapes -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Here the sea plants seem to grow directly out from the rocks
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Another picture from the "Great Canyon"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Inside the "Great Canyon"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Underwater life at the "Great Canyon"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Here a shot taken without flash, - hence the colours are not visible
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Deep down in the "Great canyon"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


- the last shot from the deep of the "Great Canyon", - in company with a sea urchin and a fish -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


After the last dive, - dusk is creeping in over the bay of Yang-Yang Dong San Hang
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Later Mr. Yo prepares dinner, - grilled fish.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Mr. Yo grilling fresh fish
-  Mrs. Yo with children and Mrs. Han around the dinner table after another wonderful day -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 

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  Page initiated:    March 30th. 2001
  Page updated:    June 29th. 2003, - Dec.07.2008, - Dec.08.2008