Scuba diving isn't for the faint of heart, but try diving 30 meters (nearly 100 feet) down without any equipment for five minutes or longer to spearfish for a living. The Sama-Bajau, or "sea nomads" of Southeast Asia do this more than 10,000 times a year.
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Written by Anna Todd January 17, 2017
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