I found myself staring right into the eyes of a large Tiger shark, its mouth slowly opening and closing as if breathing my space. My first time swimming with sharks was on the North Shore of Oahu, off the coast of Hale’iwa, as our cage-free snorkel adventure had us surrounded by a collection of large sharks. It was one of the most breathtaking experiences getting face to face with these powerful creatures, and I became obsessed with searching for the best dive spots around the world for beginners and experienced divers.
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Seven months pregnant and apprehensive of the effect motherhood would have on her career as a professional freediver, Kimi Werner took a trip to the island of Jeju in South Korea to meet her heroes, the haenyeo – a group of freediving and fishing women often regarded as Korea’s first working mother’s whose culture dates back centuries.
Expecting her first child, Kimi will explore how the haenyeo represent feminine strength and resilience as a self sufficient sisterhood of diving mothers and grandmothers. As Kimi transitions from a solo underwater adventurist to a mother cultivating a family, she longs to learn from the haenyeo elders – many of which are well into their 70’s and continue to dive.