Regular visitors to the rig will often look into the distance and see communities of people who live on the sandbanks around the rig. Commonly known as ‘sea gypsies’, or ‘Bajau Laut’, these communities are found living in stilt huts and boats, known as ‘lepa lepa’, right across the Celebes Sea (and within Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Myanmar – although many are deemed to be stateless). Around the are there are estimated to be approximately 3000 Bajau Laut, and [...]
We had a great start to the year with conducting plenty of PADI Open Water Courses and other skill enhancing courses. Hopefully our newly certified divers will not only discover a new passion for the underwater but at the same time develop a love for ocean conservation too.