Ben Thompson grew up in Yorkshire, England, and has worked in the dive and yachting industry for over twenty-eight years. He teaches SCUBA diving to the highest levels, dealing with clients that range from disadvantaged children to some of the wealthiest people on the planet. He built and ran his own dive centre in Mozambique, which he chronicled in a series of articles for UK-based Dive magazine. A keen environmentalist, he has a BA hons degree in Marine Environmental Management and has been involved with many campaigns to help save our seas. His first book, TANKED UP: A DIVER’S STORY will be published in spring 2021.