STINGLESS Jellyfish lake | KAKABAN Berau Borneo TRAVEL VLOG

STINGLESS Jellyfish lake | KAKABAN Berau Borneo TRAVEL VLOG

(calm music) – Good morning and
welcome to Kaakaban Island in the Derewan islands off island of Berau that’s a lot of islands. And that’s because Indonesia
is a lot of islands and that’s where we are now! It’s paradise! This particular place,
this island is called Kakaban because it means
“hug” in the local language. And what it’s hugging is
a little bit interesting. It’s a brackish water lake. Brackish means half salt, half fresh so somewhere in the middle. And it’s hugging thousands
of stingless jellyfish. And that’s the plan for today! (calm music) Sometimes bare feet are
great, sometimes you gotta suck it up. And make the soles tough. Where is it? (inaudible) Wow, he’s so loud! Definitely a jungle and this is definitely… A lake. Alright alright, so actually,
let me put my stuff down. Lot of stuff. For gear we’ve got one A7S
inside underwater housing, we’ve got a mask and a
snorkel, I’ve got skin, dive skin on the side. What I don’t have is flippers. Because flippers are
not allowed in the lake. Also sunscreen, not allowed in the lake. Some of these jellyfish
lakes around the world have received some damage by humans, so they’re trying to keep
this one nice and pristine so no sunscreen, no fins, so
if these guys can swim around, they won’t be hurt by people. There are four different
kinds of jellyfish here. I can see maybe two right now. There’s these ones, you see
the small red ones floating on the top? On the very bottom, there’s
something that kinda looks dead, they’re not actually dead. They are upside down jellyfish and you might say they look
a lot like sea anemones because jellyfish and sea
anemones, they’re cousins. There’s two more jellyfish here. But we might have to get
in the water to see them. (serene music) Okay, so besides the
jellyfish, there’s a lot more living in this lake. I am hanging out, well
my camera’s hanging out. (laughs) I guess I am too. On the side, its all
mangroves, which are the plants that live in salt water. And you see the roots? They’re almost like a maze. And it’s great for small
little fish to live in. If you saw the crocodile
video, where we went night diving with crocodiles,
also in the mangroves, a great spot for things to hide. But besides the mangroves
and the jellyfish, if you look down underwater… (serene music) It’s all kinds of soft little creatures. Sea stars, tunicates, sea
cucumbers, and for those guys, the soft guys, it’s
pretty much paradise in here. (snorkeling sounds) Alright so, two of the species are really easy to find. The big orange ones that float
on top, there’s thousands. The big orange ones, red
ones that are on the bottom, bet there’s more than a
thousand of those, there’s tons. If you go down deeper,
there’s big, white ones that have little tiny filament
like iridescent tentacles on the rim. That’s number three. There’s supposed to be a fourth one. We’ve been in here about
30 minutes, maybe we have about another hour left. Let’s see if we can find the mysterious jellyfish number four. (serene music) I think that little one,
little box guy, four tentacles is jellyfish number four. I’ve only seen one of
them in about an hour. (serene music) Alright, two hours at the
jellyfish lake and the jellyfish have now all gone
to the bottom of the deep part which makes our part shooting them quite more difficult. I saw this on the way back
up and it’s a break down of the jellyfish and why
they’re here and what they do. And remember the fourth
jellyfish that we found? That little tiny guy,
hopefully it was in focus? It freaked me out a little
bit because it looked like a box jellyfish. And box jellyfish are
the most deadly jellyfish in the world. One species in particular
called the Irukandji jellyfish can kill you extremely quickly. It’s the most dangerous,
most poisonous animal on the planet. And here it says there are
box jellyfish in the lake, but like all the other jellyfish they’ve lost their need for
self defense and that means it is a box jellyfish. Normally they’re extremely
dangerous, but here they’re non-poisonous,
non-venomous like all the other guys. Anyway fun fact. So, hope you enjoyed jellyfish lake. I’ll catch you back at the dive center. Quite dive shop. It’s my hometown back in Canada. I’m here for Christmas, so I
wish you guys a happy holidays as well as I take a couple
of days to chill and see my family. The jellyfish video was a good one for me. I’m happy we found the
fourth jellyfish and I’m also happy he was not venomous. If you liked it, make sure to press like. If you haven’t subscribed
yet, you can do that. And if you missed the last
video, it’s at the top. If you haven’t checked out
my partrion behind the scenes community, you can do that at the bottom. And like I said already and
I’ll say it again ’cause I mean it double, happy holidays.

Randy Schultz

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71 thoughts on “STINGLESS Jellyfish lake | KAKABAN Berau Borneo TRAVEL VLOG

  1. Fearless & Far says:

    Would you swim? ?
    I'm missing you on Instagram. Come say Hi ?

  2. Jc Manalo says:

    Too early to read the comments. Lol ?

  3. Whitney McRae says:

    Heck yes third comment!!!!! Love the videos man!!!!

  4. Brian Allen Francia says:

    Welcome back Mike!

  5. Brandon Moore says:

    I would swim there in a heartbeat! The first time I heard about stingless jellyfish was when I was a kid and I saw a show on the Disney Channel where Jeff Corwin visited a lake filled with stingless jellies in Palau. The little box jellyfish are so awesome. I saw a pic of an Irukandji sting once, and it looks horrific. Looks like an awesome adventure and the footage you got is absolutely stunning, especially the look beneath the mangroves. It's so great to hear that they're trying to keep this lake in pristine condition because I've heard that many of the jellyfish in the lake in Palau have died off because of tourism. Anyway, everyone who loves this video should join your Patreon community. It's a really fun place with really awesome people and tons of fascinating, exclusive content directly from Mike! ?

  6. says:

    Really cool video?? I wonder how you managed to talk to the camera while in the lake. We are vlogging about our 2-year world trip atm and love to take snorkel and dive videos but never managed to record our voice while doing so?

  7. ImNOTanOLIVE says:

    Is this bikini bottom?!!!!!??

  8. Philippines Fun With JLB & Friends says:

    My god you get around!

  9. Maya Damias says:

    Looks like you are looking for a Pokémon under water ?.
    Box jellyfish looks scary. Venous ones are seen in Siargao.
    I like the transparent jellyfish, I looks cute though ?
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours!
    Enjoy your holiday! ??

  10. Philippines Fun With JLB & Friends says:

    Beautiful film, very crisp.

  11. Roland Chiapoco says:

    IM JELLY! Beautiful Indonesia! Extraordinary out of this world experience, Mike! And you don’t need flippers. You have your SUPERFEET! Heyo! Fellow Dragons! Notice my NEW fearless and far ?Dragon logo shirt? Just head over to and checkout the coolest, HOTTEST? shirt you can buy today!(other merch coming soon). Be fearless and show our true ? colors! BUT WAIT, THERES MORE! Can’t get enough of Mike? Fly over and join his Patreon community Every dragon? is welcome.

  12. josie nomo says:

    The place is peaceful and very nature its awesome ..the water its cristal clear wow.. thank u mike!

  13. WolfGaming FTW says:

    Nice video

  14. Aji Bang says:

    Borneo was part of Philippine before but a datu sold it to Malaysia.

  15. Miohunter says:


  16. Matthieu says:

    Some of these drone shots are absolutely breathtaking! This channel is a little gem I’m so glad to have discovered a while ago. Keep exploring with that genuine curiousity and enthousiasm of yours, because I sure do love to watch it! Happy holidays to you too buddy

  17. Arjilyn Sobrevilla says:

    wow! nice place??

  18. Viajedelavida says:

    This reminds me of the famous jelly-fish lake in Palau. Where is Marienella these days? I guess your BBC series dragged you apart. I have watched those episodes and hope you make much more.

  19. Jeanna Medel says:


  20. Joel Lagonero says:

    How’s the Tsunami?

  21. A V says:

    this is so satisfying to watch.. ??

  22. mike nelson says:

    591/96 happy holidays

  23. SAMUNDOKO MarRivera says:

    Sea ANEMONE (2:50-54)! Got it again on the vlog! Haha! ? Thanks Mike @fearlessandfar – that was a good one! The little globs of jellies are cute! Had to make sure I heard you right the 1st time you mentioned "box jellyfish" as I know they are extremely dangerous. So good to know those in that lake are the safe kind.
    Just under 5K subscribers to get you to #200KForFearlessAndFar! ??
    Check out Mike's other channels! to see more interesting content! Be a part of Mike's growing community of Dragons! ?

    Cheers and wishing everybody, Maligayang Pasko (Merry Christmas) ??! Be safe, enjoy the holidays with your family, friends and other loved ones! ???

  24. odyssa ferrer says:

    Hahaha read comments first before watching

  25. odyssa ferrer says:

    Hahaha read comments first before watching,

    Hehehe love youuu mikeeeee love ur videos,merry Christmas mike

  26. Manuel Degamo says:


  27. Ginette Net Net says:


  28. Rose jean Repedro ampalid says:

    Jelly fish sanctuary! ? I saw those kind of jelly fish in Subic Philippines… and some of them is huge! And you kissed one of them Hahahahha

  29. Keith Hogg says:

    That was a beautiful lake. You want an old man to tag along? Especially with y’all Fighterboys. You and the group. Do an awesome job. Not just having fun. But very respectful. And good reporting on the culture. I’ll be the by October in the Philippines. Hopefully sooner. For 3 weeks.

  30. Analee Francisco says:

    Wooow,,beautiful nice shot?

  31. Ayesha Gonz says:

    awesome videos as always mik2 ?

  32. Catherine Duarte says:

    Jellyfish are so peaceful looking ?

  33. Guillen Life says:

    ? that’s so beautiful. And happy holidays to you as well

  34. Aisso Toxop says:

    Beautiful views surrounded by them

  35. Aisso Toxop says:

    Happy holidays to you and enjoy the family

  36. Janneth2211 says:

    Wooow?? thank you for this

  37. TOM DREAMS BIG says:

    Beautiful video thanks! ?

  38. NodusTollens says:

    I'm new here, anyone an idea which underwater camera he uses?

  39. citapayps says:

    Great! Haven't heard of stingless jellyfiah before. All I know they stings and it hurts a lot. As always very informative video. Thanks fearlessandfar/Mike. Merry Christmas! ? ?

  40. joanne yu solis geyrozaga pasek says:

    Of course, I will swim & scuba diving

  41. sammiibb says:

    Loving the sound effects when you touch the jellyfish. Like a Nintendo mario brothers game !!!!

  42. Marissa Balloging says:

    Merry Christmas Mike,wish you have a fantastic holiday season with the family… ???

  43. Larry325 says:

    Great video, as usual. Mike thanks for another year full of awesome content. Look for more. Have a great Holiday. ???

  44. Angel Barnette says:

    I sooo L❤️VE this lake/ underwater PARADISE ❤️ FearlessandFar,, your videos are fascinating and never disappoint ??? My top of the bucket list ? Thank you for educational video , merry Pasko ????

  45. amielou daway says:

    Nice video as always

  46. Nomadic In The Philippines says:

    Merry Christmas bro!

  47. Anthalle Adh Harrah says:

    Merry Christmas to you Mike !

  48. Ronald Pinoy says:

    New subscriber here. But with ? blood! You deserve more subscriber, Mike!

  49. Adam Wallace says:


  50. Marie Tepper says:

    The colors by the trees of the sea life is just breathtaking.

  51. Leah Jane Garcia says:


  52. ** Sheila ** says:

    Wow! The colors and all those different species! Thanks for letting us discover with you!

  53. Lorie Jordan says:

    It's a breathtaking lol ? but it's amazing..

  54. Milan Saind says:


  55. YungLee says:

    Best Hotel and buffet I have seen

  56. Loida Calma says:

    Beautiful wonders of the world… Great video Mike!

  57. Tsabiturrijal Abdurrahman says:

    I'm from indonesia and i'm very interested to all your videos , amazing!!

  58. Mike Lamprecht says:

    Lovin this travel guide stuff. This video seems so peaceful. Great photography.

  59. Adventure Ed says:

    this is absolutely amazing! really is cool for a biology fanantic. i want to go there some day

  60. Rebel Mermaid says:

    Any tips for Kalimantan? I will be doing 3 weeks there ?

  61. Monique Montague says:

    Ahhh, I also love this episode And I love the sea jellies. ? Didn’t know they are cousins with the sea anemones. And that elusive box jelly… oooohhhh! Am glad boxie wasn’t venomous anymore. Thanks, MikMik, for your always informative and exceptionally outstanding videos.

  62. josh macz says:

    What i like about this guy is when he talks? Aghkkkk….. so good to listen.. cool guy??

  63. Robyn Meeks says:

    Still loooks scary AF

  64. Jeanne R says:

    So far there are 7 stingless jellyfish lakes have been found and known in Indonesia. They are in :
    1. Ubur-ubur lake in Kakaban island (Kalimantan, the one you visited),
    2. Haji Buang lake in Maratua, Derawan (Kalimantan)
    3. Mariona lake, Togean island (Sulawesi)
    4. Karwapop lake, Misool islands (Raja Ampat, Papua).
    5. Lenmakana lake, Misool islands ( Raja Ampat, Papua)
    6. Pulau Sembilan, Komodo Nasional Park (Flores island)
    7. Lohia lake, Muna island (Sulawesi)
    Could be more would be found in the future, as there are still many parts of Indonesia left untouched and unexplored. Which is very good

  65. Renato Talacay says:

    Maganda bor you towing her in manila

  66. Renato Talacay says:

    You gowing her there anadir rode trip bay bay bard

  67. ZigsMiniMe says:

    6:09 looks like cgi ?

  68. Andiprayoga Official says:


  69. Dirgan Fasa says:

    Wah kamu juga suka video-video yang seperti ini ya? Coba deh kasih opini kamu tentang channelku ?

  70. Shifa Dhejhe says:

    Hi would u like to tell me how u get Derawan from kalimaru airport? And how much its cost? How best to get Derawan

  71. R winoto setiawan says:


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