Bajau fisherman Mando with his catch, having spent five minutes under water, off Kabalutan village, in Indonesia’s Togean Islands. Photo: Lynn Gail

Indonesia’s Bajau people: the free-diving sea gypsies who have evolved for a life at sea

  • Diving from an early age enlarges the spleen, allowing the fishermen to remain under water for longer periods
  • A custom in Kabalutan village is to puncture the eardrums of young children so that they can venture deeper without feeling pain
Topic |   Asia travel

TOP PICKS

Bajau fisherman Mando with his catch, having spent five minutes under water, off Kabalutan village, in Indonesia’s Togean Islands. Photo: Lynn Gail
READ FULL ARTICLE