The Sea People
Bajau people are “sea nomads” who live in the middle of the sea. The Bajau are an indigenous group of people who live in the coastal and marine environments of Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines and Indonesia. They are also known as the Sea Gypsies or the Sama-Bajau, and they have a long history of living and working on the sea. The Bajau have a unique culture that is closely tied to their marine environment. They are skilled at fishing and diving, and they rely on the sea for their livelihood and food. They also have a deep spiritual connection to the ocean, and many of their cultural practices and rituals revolve around the sea. One of the most notable aspects of the Bajau culture is their ability to free dive to great depths. Many Bajau are skilled at diving without the use of scuba gear, and they are able to hold their breath for several minutes at a time. This ability is believed to be a result of the Bajau’s long history of living and working on the sea, as well as their diet, which is high in seafood and low in oxygen-depleting carbohydrates.