A team of Japanese divers recently enjoyed a quiet game of Mah-Jongg -- underwater. But?
GV, TILT DOWN FROM Frozen waterfall to divers doing exercises (2 shots)
GV Diver jumps in
SV underwater notice "Sappora Scuba Pro"
SV & SCU underwater divers around Mahjongg table (3 shots)
SV Diver eats bananas and apples
GV Octopus interrupts game (2 shots)
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Background: A team of Japanese divers recently enjoyed a quiet game of Mah-Jongg -- underwater. But an inquisitive octopua interrupted their session of the ancient oriental game.
The divers had to carry out vigorous exercises beside a frozen waterfall before entering the water, which was near freezing.
Their main problem was communication underwater, so they hold up cards to illustrate their winning hands. The divers munched fruit to keep them going during the game.
SYNOPSIS: Even a waterfall was frozen in the bitter cold, when some people went diving recently, near Sapporo in Japan.
But anyone can go diving in sub-zero conditions. This was special. It was the world's first underwater Mah-Jongg championships.
There was one distinct difficulty, though, as the divers played the traditional oriental game. They couldn't talk to each other. So they held up signs to indicate their winning moves.
The divers took time off for a quick snack of bananas and apples. But there was an interruption when an inquisitive octopus decided to take a closer look at these mysterious intruders, with only four limbs each, who were behaving so strangely in its underwater domain.