Posted : 2018-02-13 17:25
Updated : 2018-02-13 17:26

Seoul to host underwater show

By John Redmond

The Korean Underwater Sports Show (KUSPO) takes place in conjunction with the Seoul International Sports & Leisure Industry Show (SPOEX) at COEX from Feb. 22 to 25.

Last year over 61,000 people attended SPOEX, and this year sees the inclusion of the Asia-Pacific arm of the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI).

SPOEX includes outdoor, camping and bike shows.

The NAUI story begins with a shared vision of what quality scuba training should be and a commitment to "Dive Safety Through Education."

Recreational diving in North America traces its roots to 1948 when Jacques Cousteau convinced Rene Bussoz to import self-contained underwater breathing units he called Aqua-Lungs, but it wasn't until the late 1960s that the term "scuba diver" became the accepted name for Aqua-Lung users.

The Aqua-Lung would, for the first time, allow divers to stay underwater much longer than they could on a single breath. In those early days, the only training a new diver received was a warning not to hold their breath.

Since then the NAUI has grown to become an internationally recognized organization.

Contact NAUI Asia-Pacific training manager William Tong at For more information.

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