Humans have always found ways to live an almost aquatic life so they can exploit the sea’s riches. This journey reveals tales of ingenuity and bravery.
Brazilian fishermen collaborating with dolphins to catch mullet. The Bajau ‘sea gypsies’ of the Sulu Sea spend so much time on water they get ‘land sick’ when they set foot on the land! Diving 40 metres down to the dangerous world of the Pa-aling fishermen, dozens of young men, breathing air through a tangled web of pipes attached to a diesel engine, capture thousands of fish in a vast net.
See how surfing has its origins in the ancient beliefs of the ocean loving Polynesians, a Borneo free-diving spear fisherman on a breath-taking journey 20 metres down in search of supper.