• by James Nestor
  • Narrated by James Nestor
  • 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.
An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014. A Scientific American Recommended Read.
Deep is a voyage from the ocean's surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving - in which competitors descend to great depths on a single breath - James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable and often hidden potential - including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world - and in ourselves.


What the Critics Say

"Fascinating, informative, exhilarating." (Wall Street Journal)
"A journey well worth taking." (New York Times Book Review)
"Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places." (Dallas Morning News)


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Customer Reviews

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More than I expected!

I have always been a fan of reading anything related to treasure hunting and shipwreck diving so this came up as a recommendation based on my listening history. I did not expect much but I got more than I bargained for!

The amount of danger that these divers experience with these free dives is unbelievable. I could not believe how many risks they take and come out alive. I don't think our bodies were meant to dive hundreds of feet under water but these divers do it over and over again with blackouts and near death experiences. If you are even remotely interested in anything water or nautical related, you will enjoy this book.

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- P. Wilson


So you ever wandered if you have hidden potentiel and if you part of something incredible and bigger..this is the book
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- troels borum

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios