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Urak Lawoi - Fishing Beyond The Point Of Return

When someone mentions fishing you must think of Sunday morning, some rods and a few fishing floats dancing in the water while fisherman sips a cup of tea. As you guys might know, there are many ways of fishing, and some of them are downright bad for our oceans, like blast fishing, bottom trawling... and some of them are downright crazy like the way Urak Lawoi (Sea Gypsies, indigenous people of Adang Archipelago ) do it. They use fish traps,...
September 29, 2018 0 Comments

The Roy Lua - Floating Boat Ceremony

As I’m walking closer to the place where the Roy Lua Ceremony happens, I can hear the music louder and louder. I start imagining what atmosphere is like. My mind is not wrong.  Small food stands with some local food, children toys and alcohol scatter around a small concrete football field with a dance floor dominating the area. I take a look around and find a place where a skillful craftsman builds the ceremonial boat. I come closer to...
August 14, 2018 0 Comments

Amazing Palau And The Mistakes I Made - Part 2

As we let go we are being launched into the blue. Ah sorry, if you haven't read the part one of the story I recommend doing so. Like the previous post, this one is also weaved with mistakes. As we are "flying" away, the ridge disappears really fast and we are preparing for the decompression stop. A few guys appear to be having a deeper decompression stop while I am at 5 meters having a 5 minute one. I notice Sam, my friend, being dragged by...
February 13, 2018 0 Comments

How The Fire Almost Swallowed The Entire Phi Phi Island

Tropical paradise that almost became hell As I was making my way to my room I noticed a commotion. As this is the Phi Phi island, home to crazy parties and people who party hard, my first thought was that it had to be a brawl. As people ran I noticed there was a fire starting from a restaurant. At that moment, there was nothing to put out the fire with and when people finally came with fire extinguishers, it was already too late - the fire was...
February 07, 2018 4 Comments

Amazing Palau And The Mistakes I Made

Mistakes Were Made Mistake Number 1 It’s 6AM and I am saying goodbye to my friends in Shenzhen and trying to catch an airplane to Taipei from Hong Kong. I am a traveller, but not a backpacker. The reason is, I have so much equipment that my back could not handle that backpack. Therefore I really don't know why I decided to go to Hong Kong by train. Let’s call that a Mistake number 1. In five minutes I am sweaty and while I'm reaching the...
January 14, 2018 0 Comments

First Encounter With Manta Rays

I don't know about you, but my first encounter with manta rays was a special one. Nothing truly special happened on the dive (except for seeing manta rays) but seeing them for first time was exhilarating! In order to properly explain this captivating experience, we would need to go a few years back. Back home, in Serbia, I was sitting with my friends Jovana and Dušan, who introduced me to the world of diving and (underwater) photography. I...
October 22, 2017 0 Comments