Clinton Phillips has never been a leader. Now the only person to ever believe in him and give him a chance will die unless Clinton can ‘man up’. But how can he convince those around him who consider him a loser to believe in him when he doesn’t even believe in himself? What he plans can’t be done without everybody’s help; he has no option but to convince them to do what he knows is the only way to save his new friend.
Time and air is rapidly running out for Dive instructor Sean, trapped 12 meters below where the students have surfaced. Panic takes hold, the students are divided as to what do to, the strongest choosing to leave their instructor to die before the tide and currents put them all in danger and Clinton is being ignored.
Out of the blue, Clinton takes a stand against personalities that conflict with his and manages to win the support of others who had viewed him unable. With a tentative grasp of control over the team Clinton must now work out how to maximize their dwindling air supply, plan a rescue and communicate with Sean below and the rescuers above, as well as pre-empt the onset of hypothermia, dehydration, and the risk of decompression illness for Sean and his rescuers.
Clinton battles to keep the team of students focused and working together, keeping the rescue going as they tire and start to bicker again, becoming risks to themselves as well as to the man below who it seems has already accepted his fate. Clinton refuses to give up, but they are unable to pry Sean free. When the last air bottle is connected, there is no choice left but to attempt the impossible in order to get Sean safely to the surface and secured onto a rescue boat before it breaks it’s line in the strong current and changing tide, all while all every predator for miles hones in on them. Everybody must play their part and Clinton must see this through to the very end.