0014 Sea Women

May 17, 2012, 07:57 PM, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Here on tiny Mara Island just south of Korea, women are the breadwinners and men take care of the children, do the shopping and, feed the pigs. The women are pretty successful, too: typically earning upwards of $30,000 a year. But hold on, girls. Before you book your ticket, consider what the women do to earn that bread: Deep sea diving. No scuba gear. Collecting sea treasures to sell. Still interested? There should be plenty of job openings: after 1,700 years, the end is at hand: 85% of the divers are over 50 and many have made enough money to send their own daughters to college so they wouldn’t have to dive. Still interested? Well, start training now: sea women can hold their breath for up to two minutes. That’s twice as long as this Postcard. #ceas #hacker #korea #tsutsui