This museum, which focuses on the women divers of Jeju, is well designed and well laid out. It offers a fascinating look into the lives (past and present) of these divers, who spend up to 2 minutes underwater at a time without any breathing apparatus to catch abalone and other sea life. Our guide told us that the divers' current age range is 55 to 85. Younger women have no interest in
continuing this cultural tradition, which is an incredibly difficult way to earn a living and to help support a family.
Nicely curated, the museum offers an excellent film about the divers and shows various aspects of their lives, including past and current swim wear. the tools that have been used, models of fishing villages and the Jeju traditional fishing boat.
I thoroughly enjoyed this close look at a rare way of life that likely won't be around much longer.
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