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Discorery cruise on Sulawesi Island with the Badjao Fishermen


New Member
Sep 8, 2018
Manado, Sulawesi Island, INDONESIA
Hi everybody,

This message is a bottle thrown into the ocean of internet ...

I introduce myself, I'm called Robin and it's been 12 years now that I live in Indonesia on the island of Sulawesi next to the city of Manado.
I got married in a small village named Tumbak with a girl from the Badjo / Badjau Lao People : The famous fishermen and ancient nomads of the sea ... I am passionate of freediving / spearfishing and suddenly I felt I found my place with those people!
So here we are, after 12 years of adaptation, I finished the construction of a traditional schooner from Sulawesi: a Phinisi Bugis. It will soon be a year that we are on the project with my brother in law, his uncle and his 3 son ... The boat is slowly moving in its creation, Indonesian way, there is always counter time ... It is for that I am counting on telling you that it will be fully operational in early 2019.
So in fact the project is to welcome travelers to navigate the various courses of the northern part of the archipelago of Indonesia to discover its natural wonders otherwise with the eyes of the Nomads of the Sea. Venturing on all the still isolated regions of the island of Sulawesi through the molluks to the Archipelago of Raja Ampat ...
Who knows, you might want to be the first to embark on January 15, 2019 to explore the Banggai Islands to meet the Badjao!

Looking forward to Sulawesi!



Kamal hassan

New Member
Nov 20, 2018
Thank you,the web looks nice,but i want to ask you few questions,how's spearfishing there? Is it wild? How many fish can we catch a day and what's the best season for spearfishing in indonesia? Thank you