Very few people can actually say they have dove north of the 38th Parallel in South Korea, and even fewer can say they hold the PADI 38th Parallel Diver Specialty card (zero as of this posting). If you are looking for something truly unique to add to your logbook this is the certification. The 38th Parallel Diver Distinctive Specialty signifies that divers have conducted a dive north of the 38th Parallel as well as completed the remaining course requirements. This is a great specialty that empowers divers to get more time in the water here in South Korea.
Many divers have conducted dives with us north of the 38th Parallel so I am sure those divers will be asking, “Can I apply for the specialty?” The answer unfortunately is no, you would have to conduct the course from today forward in order to earn this certification. We apologize however we need to make sure we adhere to standards.