Derek and Juliet Dell live in French Polynesia. Derek, now retired, owned an underwater photography and scuba diving business in the South Paciﬁc for decades.
The family arrives to celebrate Christmas and Derek teaches them the basics of diving. While hunting lobster for a beach barbecue, Derek's dive goes spectacularly wrong. He ﬁnds himself alone at the bottom of the sea.
As he lay motionless and drowning, Derek's life begins to ﬂash before his eyes. He recalls his experience with shark wrangling and other pioneer diving in the early South Paciﬁc. Derek dives to the South Paciﬁc's highest adventures while working to keep its deepest secrets. Clandestine activities born of post-Cold War fears.
Derek must face the diﬃculties of this work and balance his family life as a single parent to a loving daughter. In these ﬁnal moments what does he think? How can there be a happy ending?
ISBN : 978-1-78830-419-1
Pages : 214
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Les Fields is a retired South Pacific underwater photographer, diving operator and resort owner. As founder of Aqua Trek Diving, his career was principally based in Fiji and focused on the company's specialty of shark diving. The broader scope of his work brought him to worldwide destinations. As a veteran of several Arctic dive expeditions, his range of underwater experience is unusual and diverse.