In this stressful life, all we dream about is a holiday. On the beach, in the mountains, far away from the fucked up lives we live every day. Right?
But not these people. They live in the oceans. No, they aren’t mermaids or anything. But, yeah they do thrive on the ocean floor and its every bit is jaw dropping as it sounds.
Meet the Bajau people, the only ‘Sea Nomads’, who sail on their boats across the oceans as they did in the movie ‘Moana’.
The Bajau people, commonly known as “sea nomads,” live in coastal regions of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. No one really knows the exact origin of this tribe but they are sure hell the most unique ones I have come across so far in my life.
They spend some 60 percent of their working hours in the sea. Really. More than half of their awake time is spent inside the sea. I bet the kids of Bajau tribe are the luckiest ones.
They are so well adapted to water that in order to forage for food, they dive to the depths of up to 230 feet below the surface. And just so you know, they do this without any specific diving gears or oxygen cylinders.
Bajau divers begin their training very young and these divers are known to hold their breath for several minutes at a time. No kidding.
They have larger spleens and their body has adapted to their lifestyle. Which is why they are so casual even when they dive.
Their genes have modified so that they can lead a better life underwater. It’s like mother nature is giving them a helping hand.
They live in a wooden house mounted on wooden poles, which they construct themselves.