Article on Japanese pearl diving. (Ama)
Rocky Mountain PBS E-news
Korean pearl diving (Haenyo)
I remember my Dad talking about the Pearl divers in Japan, possibly when I was into diving for coins at the local pool. At the time I thought that would be the best job.
Here is a set of wonderful pictures by Iwase Yoshiyuki, 1907-2001
The women in these pictures dove for seaweed, shells and abalone rather than pearls but still some wonderful photos.