The time we were offered 10 MILLION DOLLARS.. (and also we go freediving)

30. nov.. 2020
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Being offered 10 million dollars via email. Crazy right? Would you have replied to the email? Are we naive to think it could have been real? We'll never truely know what went on there.
We're out on the island of Faial. We're going freediving, making sure we're following the local rules and regulations, and we're joined by the most amazing sea creature which we hear is teeming in the Azores this time of year. We're checking out new volcanic landmass and having a good old time in Horta. Also any diver/science/shark people out there who can tell us whether you can stare down a shark? Link us your scientific papers, crackpot theories or pictures of you personally confirming it in practice. Thanks in advance team.
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07:07 Axel Thesleff - You Said -
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10:04 Tatono - Near -
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    Sailing La VagabondeSailing La Vagabonde2 måneder siden
    • Keep killing the fish until you kill every last one

      amateurfunamateurfunMåned siden
    • I mean ^.^ fish have decorative eyes on their backs so it must do something ;p don't ask me what though =];P you two are great ^.^ you're my favorite couple and some of my favorite people ;p you are an amazing inspiration keep up the good work. =];p much love from Kansas City USA Jesus Christ loves you God bless

      Shea RossShea Ross2 måneder siden
    • Hey guys. There is a lady who commented here that she was in a nursing home and loves you. Anyway we can do something special for her? : "Dd Hh 2 weeks ago I love watching you two and Lenny. I'm 74 and my hubby is in nursing home with dementia, so it gets pretty lonely by myself. Watching you brings such sense of freedom and no stress. The nursing home is in lock down so am I basically. So I love the happiness you two share with each other, we shared lots of love. I'm not telling my story for you to feel sorry for me but to let you know the joy you bring to me. Lots of good wishes for Christmas and the new year ahead.😍"

      HubrisNautHubrisNaut2 måneder siden
    • I read an article about putting masks of faces on the back of the heads of agricultural workers in India where there frequent attacks from tigers. It seemed to work for a while because attacks went down but then went back up. They believed the tigers figured it out. Let's hope sharks can't.

      HubrisNautHubrisNaut2 måneder siden
    • I don't normally comment, but this is long over due. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I grew up in southern California and swim in the oceans of HB at least once a week for as long as I could remember. Around 2016 my then girlfriend got pregnant with my help of course, a new chapter in my life began. I found a job working in a factory far away in a very different place that I was not used to. I installed engines on the 767 in Everett Washington. The work was hard but financially rewarding and allowed me the funds to care for my new family. Life was moving fast and I found myself very home sick. This is about the time I discovered Sailing La Vagabonde. In dark time you guys gave me comfort, friendship and another hipster family I could relate to. As Covid hit and I lost my job, things began to look bleak once again. My wife stepped up and became the bread winner for our family as I transitioned. The honesty and candor in your videos reminded me that struggle is not unique and that as a family my situation would improve. I now find myself with a better job then the last but further than ever away from ocean. My family is my life and my home but your videos are the ocean breeze and the sun squints. I look forward to becoming a patrion member.

      David NguyenDavid Nguyen2 måneder siden
  • He’s kind of an airhead huh

    Jacob WileyJacob Wiley3 dager siden
  • Once heard that Japanese pearl divers tie a long white silk scarf to themselves to keep sharks off.

    onefodderunitonefodderunit6 dager siden
  • Someone tried? I guess they didn’t try hard enough.

    Ohana iloOhana ilo7 dager siden
  • I am a marine biologist, specializing in sharks, and tiger sharks to be even more specific. The whole idea of looking at a shark to thwart an attack only works with a few species of shark, and they are normally the smaller species such as gray reef or white tip reef sharks. The idea is about conservation of energy. Sharks use a system like a checkbook of energy conservation, where in they prefer to spend as little energy as possible to gain as much energy as possible. So a sneak attack usually means less struggle and less fight. But they will not be fooled by eye's drawn on the back of a mask strap. They are much smarter than we have ever given them credit through out history. So keep your head on a swivel, and always be aware of your surroundings while in the water.

    Stev AStev A8 dager siden
  • I heard that a diver can swim faster through clear water than a shark can through shit!!

    Jay WalterJay Walter8 dager siden
  • I love your son, but he is blonde and you are exposing him to so much sun. Please be careful.

    Robert WillardRobert Willard8 dager siden
  • These visoes are not helping me get work done! So jealous of these guys!!

    Nick CaunceNick Caunce9 dager siden
  • I wonder what shampoo elayna uses, cause her hair looks so shiny👀

    Carpe *Carpe *10 dager siden
  • Words cannot say I love you all Thanks so much 😚 Regards . Don Schlegel .

    don schlegeldon schlegel12 dager siden
  • 0:50 am I the only one who saw a heart in the field????

    Kîkî BêârKîkî Bêâr12 dager siden
  • the office uk reference in this was superb

    Michael GroganMichael Grogan12 dager siden
  • Aussies always make up stories about South Africans because we beat them at rugby🤣🤣🤣

  • I didn't get to see the whole video, or the part about the 10 million dollars. Was it an offer for a kiss from Elayna? That sounds about right.

    Bill ClarkBill Clark12 dager siden
  • Love you guys by the way.

    Christopher McDowallChristopher McDowall13 dager siden
  • Don't kill Parrot fish. They make sand. Look it up.

    Christopher McDowallChristopher McDowall13 dager siden
  • The guy who offered you lot of money is a scammer , he is not real , pretended he was someone who does exist and rich as well just to scam you , here is how it works : he would offer you $10 m and promise you the life of your dreams then he would pretend that he is running into sone technical problems and all he needs at that moment was $10000 to get moving , then he would ask for more as problems ( he created ) keep coming and he would ask for more money , at the end when he feels that you’ll probably gonna face him , he would ask for as much as possible then waits for your reaction. Had he have a diamond mine , he would buy a more expense boat

  • Thought was gonna be like Robert Redford offers to buy your wife for one night 🌙 😂

    dutch dettweilerdutch dettweiler14 dager siden
  • There’s a paragliding school near me in the Yucatan. City of Progreso on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of the Yucatan. You should come here if you are looking for good places . Love you channel !

    Bob SewardBob Seward18 dager siden
  • Gorgeous couple

    Roxy00726Roxy0072618 dager siden
  • I will give you 20 million, however, need to pay in monthly installments of $50. Can also clean your boat, take great video, and, even though I'm boat-less just now, am a seasoned sailor, also play a mean ukelele... and great cook!

    Charles Dow ThomsonCharles Dow Thomson19 dager siden
  • I don't understand the thumbs down?? These are the kind of people that would win the lottery and be pissed it wasn't more... I love watching your show. Forget the haters. ❤️

    Scott and TokScott and Tok21 dag siden
  • Couldn't blame a shark for wanting to eat her.

    Tim MartinTim Martin21 dag siden
  • Pretty sure the "diamond mine owner" is a common line scammers use. I thought for sure the offer was going to be for x rated things with you guys.

    Dan HarlowDan Harlow24 dager siden
  • Oh wow. Mines in Africa dont look like that.

    Selma SitjiSelma Sitji25 dager siden
  • Elayner ?

    Mark DayMark Day25 dager siden
  • Lost you at hunting yet you kill fish

    DmdoDmdo25 dager siden
  • These guys are nailing the down-to-earth youtube yacht-lifer, and that is a toughey to nail, so nice. Respect. Five stars.

    ThePoonDoctorThePoonDoctor26 dager siden
  • i recently found your channel and i love you guys. It makes quarantine in Canada slightly less terrible and cold haha

    BraedenKastraBraedenKastra27 dager siden
  • Congrats!!!

    ryan morrisryan morris28 dager siden
  • I dive with sharks for a living!! Yes you should always keep your head on a swivel, and eye contact is very important! As for The eyes on a the back of the mask.. hmmmm, it reminds me of butterfly wings that have those “eye balls” on them! I dont think it will work though 😂😁😁

    Kelly YoungKelly Young29 dager siden
    • I'm an amateur diver and I've not heard this before, I didn't think sharks relied on their vision enough for this to be a thing. But as an aside, in India and other tiger country, workers often wear masks on the back of their heads as tigers (and other cats like American pumas) absolutely do stalk prey from behind.

      Just AguyJust Aguy23 dager siden
  • Steady as she goes.... If there's any true love left in this world it starts with you two people..XO...XO..XO.. one for each!!

    K 2K 2Måned siden
  • give me 10 million and I will do it

    Eben HsjEben HsjMåned siden
  • you took the scandinavian "environmental" thunberg" mouse across the ocean and you ask us IF your naive.

    Terry JPTerry JPMåned siden
  • I can't believe you don't know this... Sharks are ambush predators, they prefer to take there prey by surprise which means sneaking up on their prey. Also, if you scare a shark, they will turn on a dime and retreat to the depths, probably because they like to come up from behind their prey. Also, you should always keep your eyes on sharks (especially dangerous one).

    Alan MillerAlan MillerMåned siden
  • I love your baby boy ❤️ can’t wait until you have your second! Videos are so much better with children 💕

    Darlene ErmisDarlene ErmisMåned siden
  • These guys have never experienced any danger, bad things, fights with each other, serious health issues in their 60,000 miles voyage in the sea, any at all. They are always happy in every moment of more than five years. Can you not believe that? See their videos.

    CuteFoxCuteFoxMåned siden
  • dear guys, what you have told is a very common scam ..... many people send these emails (fishing ....) saying I offer you 10 million dollars ..... etc. a great huge Alex! P.S. I love to warch our video....they give me a great sense of freedom!!

    Alessandro BarbatoAlessandro BarbatoMåned siden
  • he is what Ron jeremy used to look like.

    Mr FreezeMr FreezeMåned siden
  • Haaa . Brown sea trout

    C PC PMåned siden
  • I miss hearing Elayne play her guitar and sing. But I still love all your videos.

    Mark RomanMark RomanMåned siden
  • Well, the eyes on the back of the head trick it does work with Tigers in SE Asia.... dont know about tiger sharks though

    Andrew Hakomaki GrangerAndrew Hakomaki GrangerMåned siden
  • Really fun smart beautiful episide.

    kong3kong3Måned siden
  • Yes , stop interrupting elainer there are people that want to hear your side of the story.......and we can't have that duhhh

    Tony CarvalhoTony CarvalhoMåned siden
  • Amazing gentleman. Thank you for sharing time with him.

    Harlan RoeserHarlan RoeserMåned siden
  • guys have really been at sea for such a long time to even THINK for a second that the scam email had any shred of truth to it. Yeah, strangers just look for strangers to give 10 million C''re not that dumb. It's EMAIL!!!

    C MacC MacMåned siden
  • If you put eyes on the back of your mask to "fend off" a'll give the shark a bit of entertainment right before he devours you. Sharks like to play with their food too. Who knew?!

    Fred QuimbyFred QuimbyMåned siden
  • You guys are goals

    Tazmin KhanTazmin KhanMåned siden
  • Excellent show. Have not watched in a while and your son is growing up quickly. Enjoy as you seem to be enjoying every minute.....time flies!

    Chris GouldChris GouldMåned siden
  • Eyes painted on the back of the Goggles/Hat Only works on Australian magpies>. Wouldn't want to try it on White Pointers or Gray Mullet.

    gordon pedengordon pedenMåned siden
  • Please don't leave us hanging... I want to hear the story about the second time you were offered a million dollars!!! Did he really do it?

    Mark ChristianMark ChristianMåned siden
  • Why do you not sail round Australia?

    Harry HammondHarry HammondMåned siden
  • very smart to lather on the sunscreen - I should have done the same sailing in my youth

    Back AufBack AufMåned siden
  • Beautifuly shot, and a funny story 😂

    Bubbly EmmaBubbly EmmaMåned siden
  • Here is a shark diving expert for you. And deep water free diver. Check out her channel.

    clark gregoryclark gregoryMåned siden
  • I saw where tribesman in sth Africa paint eyes on their cattle's rump. It helps apparently.

    Jason StrongJason StrongMåned siden
  • I was raised in the Florida Keys. The waters off Big Pine Key is Bull Shark central. Craziest damn sharks in the world. They could care less where you draw those eyes. I'm 58 years old and have been a freedive/spearfish pro diving that area and can honestly say "They don't give a crap what you do!" If they want you.... your there's. The great thing is... ... Bull sharks don't like confronting humans. I guess we taste terrible to them LOL. Thank the Lord. Bahia Honda is proof of that. Both oceanside and Gulf side beaches are surrounded by Bull sharks yet there has never been an attack on Tourists there. A few buddies and I were fishing between the two famous bridges at Bahia Honda Key and accidentally started a small shark frenzy. Maybe 20-30 5 ft. Bull sharks. All the while, there were Tourist and their kids up and down Gulf side Bahia Honda Beach oblivious to shark activity just 200 feet away. Drawing eye's have zero affect on whether or not a shark will attack.

    Eric BiddleEric BiddleMåned siden
  • You got scammed , I was offered 21 million🤣

  • I have seen a wetsuit with eyes printed on the back

    Matthew WalkerMatthew WalkerMåned siden
  • Happy New Year 2021 Best Wishes! Good Winds!

    Anselmo OliveiraAnselmo OliveiraMåned siden
  • The diamond mine information in South Africa sounds like a scam. This coming from a South African.

    Cherylee WilcoxCherylee WilcoxMåned siden
  • Is Riley quoting Karl Pilkington? Worlds colliding.

    grelchgrelchMåned siden
  • can she shut up and let him talk and tell the story...stop interrupting...........

    Will That3dPrintguyWill That3dPrintguyMåned siden
  • Thank you for taking me sailing with your family!

    Juan NievesJuan NievesMåned siden
  • lol.....Some Lawyer in Nigeria tries this regularly.......

    Trevor WarnerTrevor WarnerMåned siden
  • Eyes on the back of the head works in India to stop 🐅 Tigers from attracting the people. 👀🤔🤠🌵

    Stephen ShortStephen ShortMåned siden
  • So no more strangers sad!

    Keli StrattonKeli StrattonMåned siden
  • 13:06 Thank me later.

    fordlegfordleg2 måneder siden
  • I'm just wondering. While you're in open water, spearfishing, is your drone looking out for sharks? I remember y'all saying tiger sharks are aggressive when hunting. Spearing a fish would produce blood? Couldn't that attract a shark? Seeing your hubby out in the open water presenting a bloody (literally) fish. Makes me nervous watching! I love it!

    ndog234ndog2342 måneder siden
  • I've watched a few shark videos on NOworld so I'm pretty much an expert and I can confirm yes, eyes on the back of the mask works.

    Ellis ThomasEllis Thomas2 måneder siden
  • Riley I really like your camera work and how clear the images appear. What type of camera do you use?

    John DoeJohn Doe2 måneder siden
  • Great episode. Great content with fantastic editing. I appreciate what you do

    Shannon MizeShannon Mize2 måneder siden
  • Those little boy dimples!

    Donna Hanford NicholsDonna Hanford Nichols2 måneder siden
  • I thought for sure the second offer was going to be the the other way around. Like the movie. LOL.

    Wallace ThomasWallace Thomas2 måneder siden
  • What boat is that?

    Not a PilotNot a Pilot2 måneder siden
  • You have ten million dollars. Your lady and your son.

    steezjenkinssteezjenkins2 måneder siden
  • Do another enema every will do better than this..

    Ramesh ChintadaRamesh Chintada2 måneder siden
  • Jesus Loves you ! John 3:16 plus

    sgray2052sgray20522 måneder siden
  • Beware of scams .

    sgray2052sgray20522 måneder siden
  • Lenny is traumatized

    MatrixMatrix2 måneder siden
  • Love Lenny!! Keep up the work needed for this little fella!!

    Hula MoonHula Moon2 måneder siden
  • Dynaudio LYD 5's? Nice choice for speakers...

    AudiogrottoAudiogrotto2 måneder siden
  • You really live the life I dream of

    Katlin KiddKatlin Kidd2 måneder siden
  • Wearing black wetsuits is an attraction, the shark think you're a seal !

    Scott MarkhamScott Markham2 måneder siden
  • Lol Riley, when in doubt. Listen to Elayna!

    Dee GeeDee Gee2 måneder siden
  • Hey what type of sunscreen do you guys use?

    Liv NowLiv Now2 måneder siden
  • Thank you for another good episode! Just one thing: kids can easily choke on grapes, especially in a moving vessel.

    Mary JohnsonMary Johnson2 måneder siden
    • @johnnytheprick Not really, Grapes are a different kind of hazard for kids, because parents expect it will be crashed before swallowed, in reality they can choke on the whole grape, especially eating itin amoving vessel. As for the other things they put into their mouths, which is not food, observant parents notice it right away and take it out immediately.

      Mary JohnsonMary JohnsonMåned siden
    • Lolololololol I think that applies to anything they swallow.

      johnnytheprickjohnnytheprickMåned siden
  • I'll bet the guy is from India😆😆

    lonesome cowboylonesome cowboy2 måneder siden
  • Bracelets for sea-sickness!!!! They have helped me alot and I get easily seasick! They are basically bracelets you put on each wrist half an hour BEFORE you sail - they have a tiny half ball on it which you place on your wrist on a specific spot (read instructions for this) and it acts like a tricker point/pressure point :D I can really recommend this - please look into this and see if you are able to find some - otherwise I will love to find some here in Denmark and ship them to you

    Marie KeppMarie Kepp2 måneder siden
  • They draw eyes on the back of hats and such for cougars and mountain lions also. Great call Elayna.

    Big DoggBig Dogg2 måneder siden
  • Hey Riley, when you get offered another 10 Mio, follow James Veitch's advice given here: ;-)

    Michael RuheMichael Ruhe2 måneder siden
  • It sounds like biomimicry to me!

    sumerseassumerseas2 måneder siden
  • 1979 Movie. Beyond the Reef!

    Matt DormanMatt Dorman2 måneder siden
  • Sounds like the person(s) who wrote the emails were looking for some sucker to run their diamonds and gold and maybe drugs illegally.

    kingmike40kingmike402 måneder siden
  • Someone offered me 20 million, to go into business.... but only if I was a Decent Family man :o) Is the sound different on this video? anyone else notice? Love your work guys!!!

    NaturocamzNaturocamz2 måneder siden
  • Why do they have a patreon account if they are doing really good on their channel ?

    Flushing CommonsFlushing Commons2 måneder siden
  • Hi From Port Lincoln !!!!

    Syferr111Syferr1112 måneder siden
  • How many times have either of you been offered "LESS" than 10 million dollars??

    Kevin BaconKevin Bacon2 måneder siden
  • i couldn't understand the story about the 10M...

    Dice BlueDice Blue2 måneder siden
  • 2:30 i got that reference!

    Dice BlueDice Blue2 måneder siden