"Bound by pressure and depth, a solitary super-individual toils beneath the North Atlantic. This work is dedicated to the sacred nature of the internal self and those who do not fear the keeping of their own company.

As a child, I dreamed of finding my way aboard the Calypso, to wander the world with Jacques Coustea. It seemed a fantastic life, deeply linked to the pursuit of knowledge and adventure.

As an adult I have come to appreciate the incredible challenges and perils of the oceanic -both above and below its heaving surface. It is a realm of risk, which is itself deeply at risk - a sacred realm of mystery and reward. Tis then is a tip of my hat to those sturdy folk who call the watery world their home. May they learn, preserve and find receptive ears for the telling of their fantastic tales." ~ J. D. Welsh