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Jeju Haenyeo Camp 🤿: 3 Days Immersive Haenyeo Experiences🧜‍♀️

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June 29, 2024 10:00 AM
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November 8, 2024 12:00 PM
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Seogwipo, Jeju Island, South Korea

June 29, 2024 10:00 AM

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November 8, 2024 12:00 PM

Overview

Have you ever heard of Haenyeo (Sea Women) on Jeju Island? 🏝️

If you haven’t had the chance to meet the inspiring Haenyeos who have historically driven the local female community and created a powerful women-driven force, join the NomadHer Haenyeo Camp! 🏝️🤿

During the 3-day immersive Haenyeo Camp, we'll embark on an unforgettable journey with the Haenyeo!

On the first day, you will meet the Haenyeo, learn their diving techniques, and enjoy a lunch with their catch and locally produced vegetables.

On the second day, we will venture into the sea to learn mermaid diving, followed by a lunch course accompanied by narrative storytelling from the Haenyeos.

On the final day, we will craft a cute keyring inspired by the Haenyeo diving equipment called Taewak.

This 3-day immersive program will give you the opportunity to learn about the life of the Haenyeo, from past to present, through fun and engaging activities.

Here's what you will experience

🤿 Dive into the Jeju sea and learn Haenyeo diving techniques from real Haenyeos: Get hands-on instruction and experience the thrill of free-diving alongside these remarkable women.

🧜‍♀️ Dive like a Jeju mermaid: The nickname for Haenyeo is the Mermaid of Jeju! Explore the dynamic sea of Jeju, unleash your fairytale dream by wearing a mermaid costume, and learn mermaid diving from the Haenyeo.

🍱 Savor a taste of the sea with a seafood cooking class and dining experience hosted by Haenyeos: Learn to prepare traditional dishes using the freshest catches of the day, and enjoy a delicious meal in good company.

🧚🏼‍♀️ Uncover the rich history of Haenyeo culture: Learn about the traditions, challenges, and enduring spirit of these underwater warriors.

🧶 Craft a keyring in the shape of the Taewak (태왁): The Taewak is a buoy basket essential for Haenyeo when they’re diving. We will make a miniature Taewak keyring, a perfect travel gift to commemorate our Haenyeo Camp at the end of the day.

❤️ Meet the inspiring Sea Women of Jeju: Connect with these strong, independent women and gain a deeper appreciation for their way of life.

This is more than just a camp; it's a chance to connect with nature, tradition, and a truly empowering community.💪Join NomadHer Jeju Haenyeo Camp and create memories that will last a lifetime!❤️

🔹 Who are the Haenyeo Divers?

Known as “sea women,” the Haenyeo have been free-diving off Jeju’s coast for centuries. Dressed in black wetsuits and conical hats, these incredible women collect seafood from the bottom of the ocean - WITHOUT diving gear, holding their breath for minutes!

🔹 What is the Haenyeo’s Job?

Armed with traditional tools, Haenyeo rely on their skills and a buoyant device called a Tewak to gather seafood like abalone, sea urchins, octopus, and edible seaweed. Their sustainable methods and deep connection to the ocean make their profession truly special.

🔹 When and why did they start?

Dating back to the 17th century, Haenyeo emerged from Jeju’s matriarchal society, where men had to leave the island for long periods due to fishing jobs or work on the Korean mainland. So women became the primary providers by training their diving skills!

🔹 Why do they matter today?

Today, the Haenyeo culture symbolizes women’s resilience and empowerment. But they are not only cultural icons but also environmental heroes. Their eco-friendly practices highlight sustainable fishing. They inspire future generations to honor and continue their traditions.

Host

Eunjoo Kim

Haenyeo Host

Haenyeos refer to local female divers 🤿 in Jeju Island who dive into the sea, collecting various marine species for harvest, such as seaweed, abalone, sea urchins, and other seafood. We will meet a real Haenyeo Eunjoo who settled down her new life as a Haenyeo 10 years ago. 🧜♀️ She learned the ways of the Haenyeo to become a professional and settled down in Jeju Seogwipo with her family. To conserve and spread the culture of Haenyeo locally and globally, she teams up with her husband and young Haenyeos who start Haenyo diving as a job in Jeju Island. The Haenyeo team organizes a cultural workshop for tourists to empower the local Haenyeo community. During this Jeju Haeneyo Camp, you will have the opportunity to experience a centuries-old tradition among local female divers while enjoying breathtaking ocean nature along the way.

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Jeju Haenyeo Camp: 3 Days Immersive Haenyeo Experience

✅ Included:

🤿 Diving Equipment & Utilities: Full-body diving suit, diver's mask, access to a shower booth, entrance fee, and other necessary equipment.

🐬  Haenyeo Diving Guide: Led by a fully licensed Haenyeo diver who will ensure your safety throughout the experience

🧜‍♀️ Mermaid Costume & Diving Guide: Led by a fully licensed Haenyeo diver who will ensure your safety throughout the experience

👩🏻‍🍳 Hanyeo Cooking Class: Enjoy cooking with the ingredient Haenyeo catch and local vegetables [1st Day Lunch]

🍽️ Haenyeo Dining: An 8-course meal of delicious local dishes prepared by a Haenyeo chef, accompanied by a narrative of Haenyeo history. [2nd Day Lunch]

🧶 Making a Keyring in the Shape of the Taewak (태왁)

🏩 2 Night Stay at a Female Solo Traveler Friendly Guesthouse (including breakfast)

🚐 Transportation From Diving Point to Haneyo Homestay Studio

❌ Not Included:
• Transportation to Jeju (Ferry & Flight)
• Transportation within Jeju
• Other outstanding expenses (souvenirs, extra activities, etc)
• Not mentioned above
• Travel Insurance

* The minimum participant for this camp is four people. You will be fully reimbursed once the trip is canceled due to the lack of participants.

€ 363.00 EUR

Verified NomadHer members gain an exclusive offer starting from €337!

Need more info? Please feel free to reach out to us at aloha@nomadher.com.

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Accomodation

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🏡 Olle Stay at Jeju Olle Tourist Center 🏡Olle Stay is a home-like accommodation where you can loosen up, heal, and rest in their safe facility. This solo traveler-friendly guesthouse is situated in the very center of Seogwipo Old Town, offering a glimpse of prosperity and nostalgia from the 90s, as well as trendy cafes and bars. The location is accessible from the airport by airport limousine or local bus.A good rest is always as important as a good walk and sightseeing. That's why they offer comfy mattresses and bedding sheets custom-made through linen merchants.On the first floor lounge, the local brewery, snacks, and homemade dishes are served to solo travelers who come and go. There are also personal lockers and an information guide for those who want to walk the Jeju Olle Trail.With doors wide open, Olle Stay is ready to welcome solo female traveler guests!

📍 Location: 22, Jungjeong-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 63592, South Korea

⏰ Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00

🍲 Breakfast: Porridge with seasonal ingredients will be served for breakfast

Schedule

What's Included

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❌ Not Included:

• Transportation to Jeju (Ferry & Flight)

• Travel Insurance

• Not mentioned above

We recommend this camp to these NomadHers!

👉 I want to go on a weekend trip to refresh myself.

👉 I want to experience a unique Haenyeo activity in South Korea.

👉 I want to spend an unforgettable moment with the NomadHer sisters.

FAQ

👉 Can I dive even if I'm afraid of the water?
‍ Absolutely! You don’t need to worry about being afraid of the water. With our instructor's guidance, you'll practice diving in shallower waters not in a deeper sea.

👉 Does this class require previous experience? What does the level of the diving look like?
‍No previous experience is required. Our experienced instructors will be there to guide you every step of the way.

👉How will the water temperature be? Isn't it quite cold for diving?

Typically, the water temperature remains warm from June, early summer, and even after summer until the end of October. These periods are the best seasons for water sports in Korea.

👉I'm a solo traveler. How can I go to the Haeneyo Diving point by myself?

To get there by bus, take Jeju bus #201 from Seogwipo Olle Market; the journey will take about 20 minutes to reach our first meeting point. In addition, you can take a taxi from Seogwipo city center, which will take approximately 15 minutes and cost around 10,000 KRW one way.

Please refer to the route from Naver Map here.

Testimonials

”It was fun to watch our guide diving easily around while we could relax, float, enjoy the nature, and try out our diving skills!”

Reilly

United States

"The warm welcome and hospitality from our Heenyeo host family - they were all so kind and full of positive energy! And the nice company of the other Nomadhers."

Marie

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Jeju Haenyeo Camp: 3 Days Immersive Haenyeo Experience

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This trip will be re-opened soon.

Please contact us at aloha@nomadher.com to keep informed of this upcoming trip!

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Please contact us at aloha@nomadher.com to keep informed of any upcoming trips!

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