We are two young, driven ocean folk. Both of us have decided to live a life of exploration and raw adventure, rather than continue on the stable and predictable paths laid before us. Together, we have visited over 60 countries. Our connection to the ocean is our main driving force in life. Currently, we are living together on a 100ft sailboat in Indonesia, the SY Raja Laut. We are exploring and diving some of the most remote and beautiful spots this country has to offer. As passionate freedivers, our Going Epic Places blog is catered to those also inspired by the sea.
Our Goal: Experience, Document, Share, Inspire.
Focusing on Indonesia, we aim to provide you with invaluable information, insight, and stories of various adventures and travel destinations. Our content is used as travel guides, location insights, or simply inspiration to fellow ocean lovers and adventure seekers. With a primary focus on all things ocean- and outdoor related, we only write about what we have experienced ourselves.
Gustav – I started traveling at a very young age and quickly became hooked on this dynamic and unpredictable lifestyle. I grew up in the outdoor scene of Cape Town, South Africa, and spent most of my youth surfing, diving, and exploring this beautiful country. I met Etoile whilst diving in Thailand in early 2012. We were both 18 at the time, with similar outlooks on life. Over the next 5 years, Etoile and I traveled extensively around the world together. After being nomadic for so long, we are very stoked to have a floating home now in Indonesia.
Etoile – I was born in Hong Kong and raised in Mainland China and Thailand. My multiculturalupbring has provided me with a passion to travel and explore. The ocean is just endlessly fascinating to me. How it’s constantly changing, how it’s a great escape yet also so grounding and healing at the same time. Meeting Gustav was a tipping point in my life as finally, I had met someone who was able to keep up with me underwater. Together we vouched to experience as much as mother ocean as possible together.
FOLLOW US AS WE MISSION, DIVE, EXPLORE AND SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE MOST REMOTE AND BEAUTIFUL CORNERS OF THIS OCEAN PLANET