A saturation diver with Hollywood looks, Brian Worley was a born risk-taker. A latecomer to the industry, he began clumsily in the London Docks before working his way through the North Sea and onto more exotic locations. Funded by his subsea career while stored in pressurised chambers for weeks, he pursued a playboy lifestyle out of the water, living in France and South America.
Regularly working at 300m below sea level with all manner of fellow misfits, the living was good, but the diving was perilous. Encounters with creatures of the deep, human error and inexperience combined regularly with lethal consequences. But with his apprehension rising with each dive, Brian just had to survive to fund his future.
Retired from commercial diving at 40, he was salvaging a hitherto undiscovered wreck of historical significance in The English Channel, and running out of money fast, when he received an offer of a return to work in Brazil – a contract he should never have accepted.
Salvamar is a biographical novel set between 1970 and 1984.
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Dominic L. Miller was born in Essex, the son of a second-hand car dealer. He now lives in Haarlem in the Netherlands, so he cycles rather a lot, eats more cheese than he used to and can differentiate between 17 different types of rain. He is 46 years old and in later life, has improved his impersonation of an adult. Three young gentlemen and a little lady have the questionable honour of calling him Uncle Dom. He takes his role seriously to the extent, he considers it his duty to teach them as many rude words and gestures as possible. Never even close to getting married, he still needs to drink wine to approach ladies and yet, may have met one recently who is willing to put up with him.