Saturday, June 25, 2011

[NEWS] Ha Ji-won goes scuba diving for Sector 7.

Ha Ji-won‘s new movie Sector 7 is an action-thriller creature feature (think The Host at sea) that takes place on an oil rig, and as part of her training for the role, Ha was certified as a skin scuba diver.

In these photos recently released by Ha’s management, she received her license last year in Saipan, where she went to dive at some world-famous locales, including the Grotto. Apparently Ha has a fear of swimming, despite her athletic tendencies; to prepare for her diving trip to Saipan, she received a pretty hardcore training regimen from Lee Jae-hoon, member of the old pop group Cool who also happens to be a skin scuba instructor. Nice to have friends with diverse skill sets, yeah?

Diving is one of those things that intrigues and freaks the bejeezus out of me, so props to Ha Ji-won to tackling it despite her fears. And while I doubt that very much of her movie includes this skill — it’s mostly a run-from-the-monster-and-also-try-to-kill-it action flick — it’s cool to see her in action underwater.

Sector 7 releases on August 4.

Sources: Dramabeans / DongA
Photo credit: as labelled / f927 / Wellmade StarM’s me2day


  1. well hyun bin dont like swimming too..according to his taxi interview..

  2. I hope she dives the Great Barrier Reef someday. She would definitely love it.