Kuwaiti Young Men Dive for Pearls

KUWAIT: Young divers search for oysters containing pearls yesterday during the annual pearl diving season off the coast of Khairan, 100 km south of Kuwait City. — Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Young divers search for oysters containing pearls yesterday during the annual pearl diving season off the coast of Khairan, 100 km south of Kuwait City. — Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Participants in the 28th annual expedition to commemorate the anniversary of diving continued to dive at Al-Khairan yesterday. Participants are committed to using the old traditional methods of diving, following specified timing schedules in areas that have good amounts of pearls. On Monday, the organizing committee of the 28th Pearl Diving Trip held a ceremony where youth participants performed traditional maritime arts.


The youth then headed to diving locations at Al-Khairan yesterday. They were accompanied by media delegations from different newspapers and TV channels, as they closely followed the divers’ activities. The annual expedition, set to conclude tomorrow, includes 193 captains and divers aboard 13 ships provided by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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