These are the women who traditionally engage in pearl/ seaweed diving on Jeju Island. It is a tradition that is passed on from mother to daughter. These women are very strong, independent and have strong organisations. It is very interesting to watch them at work. The tradition is dying out as mothers don't want their daughters to take up such hard work.
It's best to check with the Korean tourism dept on Jeju Island about the various hay-nyaw diving sites dotting the island. They also run inns where you can stay.
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