Sean has emigrated to New Zealand with his mother from South Africa after the death of his father. He is finding it hard to fit in at school, cope with his grief and his homesickness. He becomes mates with a boy in his class, Mason, who is a mad keen spearo and gradually becomes involved with his family. He learns all about free diving and spear fishing and competes with the family in spear fishing competitions. One accident and he is thrust into the front line of the competition - it is all up to him.Mary-anne Scott lives in Napier. All her previous titles have been shortlisted for the YA section of the Children's Book Awards: Snakes and Ladders (Scholastic); Coming Home to Roost (Penguin) and Sticking with Pigs (One Tree House).