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Feature - Haenyeo (Sea Women) of Jeju Island
David Alan Harvey
The now famous Haenyeo (sea women) from Jeju Island, South Korea, jump from a fast moving boat into the sea and free dive down perhaps 50 ft in search of a variety of delicacy shellfish. These 60-80 year old women have been working together in this way since they were teenagers and can hold their breath in the deep for around two minutes. I was amazed every morning by these strong women and their boat-disembarking drill which resembles a precision military SEAL operation. It's clearly hard physical work and yet the women seem happy and are constantly joking and laughing with each other. They are...

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SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Island. 2014. Women shellfish divers do last...
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SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Island. 2014. One swim fin kick and a Haenyeo...
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SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Island. 2014. Catching octopuses. Haenyeo can...
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SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Island. 2014. After a long day Haenyeo bring...
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SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Island. 2014. 84 year old comes back to a Haenyeo...
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SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Island. 2015. Mother and daughter free diving...
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SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Island. 2014. Early morning carrot pickers...
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