Underwater Hunter Goes Spearfishing Without Air

From the BBC series Human Planet, this short clip shows an Indonesian man diving 65 feet to go spearfishing. Somehow, he manages to walk along the bottom of the ocean floor as if walking across land, spearfishing all the while without the help of weights or auxiliary air. Pretty amazing stuff, it’s not quite your average walk to the supermarket!

Sulbin is a Bajau, a tribe of fisherman who spend their entire lives at sea. They live primarily in Malaysia and Indonesia, and spend so much time at sea that they have been known to experience “land-sickness” when standing on dry land. Even their homes are usually house boats or houses on stilts.

“2 and a half minutes of hunting under pressure on one breath. Perhaps the idea of humans existing as marine mammals is not so far fetched after all.”