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Land diving Festival

Cultural At pentecost Pentecost, Vanuatu

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On May 01, 2021 Save to calendar

Welcome to Ratap Village on south Pentecost where land diving, or nagol as traditionally known, happens every Saturday for 2 months from May and June. Entry fee: 10,000vt for local residents. For more information, call Mr Joseph Bule on +678 5434412.

  • What is it? Land diving (traditionally known as Nangol) is a ritual performed by the men of the southern part of Pentecost Island.

  • When does it occur? Every year on Saturdays from April to June.

  • What happens? The ritual, which started the idea of bungee jumping by Kiwi AJ Hackett, sees local men and boys as young as seven jump off wooden towers around 20 to 30 meters (66 to 98 ft) high, with only two tree vines wrapped around the ankles.

  • The tower? Takes five weeks to build using vines and wooden stilts from the forest.

  • Want more information on Pentecost? click here.

  • How to get to Pentecost? Click here.

Blog: Read Ben Bohane's 'Leap into Pentecost playground' featuring other adventures and excursions Ben also discovered, experienced, and enjoyed so much that he decides to stay extra days on Pentecost during land diving week. Ben's images below.

pentecost blog ben bohane nagol

Visitors book now! Travelling to view this magnificent ceremony is a once in a lifetime experience so don't miss this opportunity. You can book to see the land diving with any of the operators below.

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