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Sally Orr-Hawkins and San Diego Freedivers member Volker Hoehne display a pearl oyster shell given to Orr-Hawkins’ grandfather by one of Japan’s female pearl divers, who Orr-Hawkins said inspired her grandfather’s passion for diving (freediver Ryan Sweeney looks on). “The men didn’t (dive), because they thought that if they dove in the cold water they’d become sterile,” Orr-Hawkins said of Japanese pearl divers.

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