Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima

Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima

Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima

Overview

Immerse yourself in the unique culture of the ama female divers in Ise-Shima! Don't miss the chance to swim with them and observe their timeless tradition. Afterward, join the ladies and hear fascinating stories from the divers themselves in an ama hut.

Highlights

  • Listen to stories passed down from generations of ama divers
  • Visit a hut modeled after an ama rest house, where you'll learn more about ama culture
  • A memorable experience, and a valuable opportunity to familiarize yourself with the ama lifestyle
  • Experience the 3,000-year-old ama diving tradition for yourself

Key Information

Description

Dive into the timeless culture and ancient tradition of the ama female divers in Mie Prefecture's Ise-Shima area! The ama (sea women) are free-diving fisherwomen who collect seafood by plunging into the sea without the help of any equipment. In this guided tour, you'll get the chance to observe how these real-life mermaids keep their tradition alive. See up close how ama divers collect shellfish, seaweed, and other seafood through traditional free diving, and learn about ama diving in the process. Hear stories from a 3,000-year-old tradition that has been passed down from generations, straight from the ama divers themselves. Despite most of them being in their later years, ama divers are determined to keep the dwindling practice alive — most continue to live and lead lifestyles close to the ocean. Listening to these stories, you'll be impressed by how these strong-willed women have contributed to the coastal culture of Ise-Shima. Then, immerse yourself further into the ama diving lifestyle by joining the charming local women in a small hut, a recreated ama rest house. While relaxing here, you can also enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Ise-Shima filled with naturally-formed inlets and islands. Book now for a day well spent in the company of ama divers — a memorable cultural experience!