It’s so interesting you shared a story about free diving (which is absolutely stunning!) as I’m currently reading a book called Island of Sea Women by Lisa See about the haenyeo women of Jeju Island in Korea. The book is fiction but but the women exist - they are divers, collecting shell fish and other sea creatures for their livelihood. Traditionally, the women bring home the money and the men care for the children and the diving skills are passed on to the next generations by diving leaders. The book is great - it gives an insight into their lives, particularly through the Japanese occupation in the early 1940s but also of customs & cultural practices.

I also knew a guy who was a freediver - he flew all over the world to dive and his family would always be waiting anxiously at the surface. After reading this story you can understand why!

The story you shared is beautiful in its message and production. Thank you!

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