[Visit Jeju Global] Diving With the Women Sea Divers of Jeju Island

Important note: This video was filmed by Ajumunnie in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 situation on Jeju Island and mandatory mask use. 

Haenyeo are the women sea divers of Jeju, and their history and cultural relevance is so important, UNESCO inscribed the haenyeo culture on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

Out of a need to survive, Jeju women of the past were forced into the sea to hunt for food. As more and more women joined the community of sea divers, it grew into a culture of its own, creating a unique phenomenon to Jeju Island. 

Locations featured in the video: 

1) Jeju Haenyeo Museum

Address: 26, Haenyeobangmulgwan-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Phone: (064) 710-7771

Hours: 9AM-6PM (Closed 1st Monday of every month)

Fee: 1,100won/adult

2) Hado-ri Village Haenyeo Experience Center (하도어촌체험마을)

Address: Hado-ri 22-10, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si

Phone: (064) 783-1996

*English unavailable

3) Jeju Hansupul Haenyeo School (제주한수풀해녀학교)

Address: Hallimhaean-ro 623-6, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si (한림해안로 623-6)

Phone: (064) 796-1515

Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling to Jeju is problematic. In the meantime, we are highlighting some of the island’s attractions. We sincerely hope you will visit Jeju once it is safe to do so.

• For all your Jeju travel and safety information: www.visitjeju.net

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