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Ama divers in Mikimoto
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Ama - Thoughts Are Diving
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Ama~Pearl Divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
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Culture Beauty and Human Emotions-Japanese Ama 日本のアマの
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We are happy Sub (Pharrell)- Oloturia Sub diving Messina
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AMA & Suboceana : Augmented Reality on Google Glass
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Martire @ Brompton Park Hotel 3 April 1999 [AmA]
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AMA performance @MIKIMOTO Pearl Island
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AMA LA VIDA TV - Ecuador- 2da temporada Programa 32 (Galápagos)
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Rone - Aya Ama
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Ama.

Ama (海人?, women 海女; men 海士;), uminchu (in Okinawan) or kaito (in Izu Peninsula) are Japanese divers, famous for collecting pearls. The majority of ama are women.

History[edit]

Japanese tradition holds that the practice of ama may be 2,000 years old.[1] Traditionally, and even as recently as the 1960s, ama dived wearing only a loincloth. Even in modern times, ama dive without scuba gear or air tanks, making them a traditional sort of free-diver.

Activities[edit]

Depending on the region, ama may dive with masks, fins, and torso-covering wetsuits at the most. Only divers who work for tourist attractions use white, partially transparent suits.

Ama are famous for pearl diving, but originally they dived for food like seaweed, shellfish, lobsters, octopus, and sea urchins — and oysters which sometimes have pearls.

Ama can keep diving well into old age. The older divers are generally able to stay submerged longer than the younger.[citation needed] Usually they also have another job, typically working on a farm. Some Japanese people believe that the majority of ama are women because of how their bodies differ from men: The fat on a female body is distributed differently from on men.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahn, H.; Yokoyama, T. (1965). Physiology of Breath-Hold Diving and the Ama of Japan.. United States: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council. p. 369. ISBN 0-309-01341-0. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 

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