• 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

Most Helpful

Great read for ocean science and free diving!

I started because of starting to learn the details and benefits of freediving to explore the ocean. found the book awesome. I took a lot of the info gathered beyond the book and learned a lot of ocean science.

I strongly recommend for anyone thinking about doing their own 'citizen science' lifestyle.
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- Kara

For the love of water.

Have you ever looked at a body of water and marveled at it, how deep is it, how cold or what lives in it. If you have then Deep allows you to have a look into the word of free diving and the zen philosophy behind it. It describes free diving in a way that makes you want more.
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- Anthony Karis

Book Details

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