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Haenyeo: Wanita Penyelam & Lautan

Haenyeo: Wanita Penyelam dan Lautan
Para Haenyeo sedang berjalan menuju lautan

Menyelam bebas (freediving/breath hold diving). Beberapa tahun terakhir, olahraga satu ini begitu digandrungi kaum muda Indonesia, terutama mereka-mereka yang mencintai dunia traveling dan petualangan bawah air. Selain berfungsi sebagai penunjang kegiatan liburan (umumnya wisata pantai dan laut), kegiatan freediving sebenarnya juga memiliki fungsi lain, yaitu; sebagai sarana kompetisi untuk mengejar prestasi, sekedar meningkatkan kemampuan pribadi, atau mungkin… demi gengsi?

Tapi, tunggu… semua itu tidak berlaku di sana.

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Hiding Behind Amazon Salt Water River

Hiding Behind Amazon Salt Water River

South America has The Amazon—the second longest river in the world. Here, in the far east of Indonesia, they also have its miniature – The Passage.

You will not find fresh water here. Sip it, and it’s definitely salt, because it is actually part of the ocean – The Kabui Strait. “Can you find the entrance?” ask Mei – our local people friend. Feel challenged my eyes scans through our surroundings to find an answer. It took me several minutes to realize this simple question has actually hard answer. Its entrance well camouflaged with surrounding environment. Thick forest on the sea verge will trick your very eyes. Guessing will eventually leads you to despair.

“So where is it?” I ask confusedly. “Just look forward,” she said. “We are heading there.” With a smile on her lips, she added.

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