Tag: A genetic mutation among the Bajau tribe allows them to become better freedivers

A genetic mutation among the Bajau tribe allows them to become better freedivers

November 21, 2018

The Bajau people of Southeast Asia some of the best freedivers in the world. In 2015, Melissa Ilardo went on a diving trip with Pai Bayubu, who had already gone fairly deep when he saw a giant clam, 30 to 50 feet below him. “He just dropped down,” Ilardo recalls. “He pointed at it, and […]

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