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Land Diving (southern part of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu)

Vanuatu land Diving - You have to see it to believe it. See photos and videos of one of the most amazing customs of the Vanuatu Islands.

Control your horror as you watch the Land Divers of Pentecost Island hurling themselves from platforms that rise up to 100 ft into the air - only to be stopped from impact by vines tied around their ankles. When a dive goes correctly, the person gets close enough to touch his shoulders or his head to the earth – miscalculations have caused death. Just don't ask to make the plunge yourself, as this is strictly forbidden to outsiders - ironically for safety reasons. Talk about a double…

Quick Travel Guide for the Land Divers of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu.

Meet Vanuatu's land divers, who inspired bungee jumping | CNN Travel

Meet Vanuatu's land-diving daredevils, who inspired bungee jumping

The ritual is known as the Nagol in Vanuata, in which men climb wooden towers and dive headfirst with nothing but vines tied their ankles.

365 days of travel inspiration - iol travel sep 25 lonely planet book cover. Baxter says: “When you drill down into the calendar year, you can find the world’s seasonal secrets, like Vanuatu’s land-divers marking the start of the yam season or the brief window of opportunity to trek while listening to the sound of mating pandas.

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Braver than bungee: Vanuatu's land-diving daredevils

Meet Vanuatu's land-diving daredevils, who inspired bungee jumping

The ritual is known as the Nagol in Vanuata, in which men climb wooden towers and dive headfirst with nothing but vines tied their ankles.

Pentecost Island Land Divers

Watch video of the brave land divers of Pentecost Island, the origins of Bungee jumping

Land divers start out as young as five, though they jump only from low planks on the tower. The highest planks are reserved for the most acc...

Meet Vanuatu's land-diving daredevils, who inspired bungee jumping

Land divers start out as young as five, though they jump only from low planks on the tower. The highest planks are reserved for the most acc...

Naghol - ancient bungee jumping from Vanuatu.

Vanuatu land divers (Naghol)

Naghol - ancient bungee jumping from Vanuatu.

Naghol - ancient bungee jumping from Vanuatu to ensure a bountiful yam harvest.

Vanuatu land divers (Naghol)

Naghol - ancient bungee jumping from Vanuatu to ensure a bountiful yam harvest.

Blokart Vanuatu

The Blokarts in Vanuatu have been engineered to provide amazing performance. The Land based sail sport in Vanuatu. The ultimate Vanuatu activity!

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