Living on the coastal waters and islands of the Andaman Sea, along the western coast of Thailand, the small Moken tribe are sea nomads. Their children spend most of their time in the sea, diving for food. They are specially adapted to this job and can see underwater like dolphins.



From big fish to small animals such as clams, oysters, shrimp, crabs, snails, it is difficult for the Moken people to see when they dive into the sea. It is because of that transcendent ability that scientists have dubbed the Moken tribe the “tribe with fish eyes”. Not only adults but also children from 5-7 years old of this tribe can bend and bounce in the water like fish without any means of protection.

In addition, the Moken also had the ability to compress the lenses so that they became thicker than normal, the incoming light could be bent, so that they could see clearly anything underwater.


The Moken are a tribe of about 2,000-3,000 semi-nomadic people who depend on marine life and plants, using simple tools like nets and spears to find food. They came to public attention in 2004, when most of the Moken survived a tsunami that killed more than 250,000 people, thanks to their skill and insight into the seas.

According to Dan Viet