Dr. Don Walsh of Trieste and Marianas Trench fame opens his Foreword to Will Forman’s book stating… “I cannot think of a more qualified person to write this book.” This reviewer certainly concurs in Don’s endorsement. I had the privilege of a casual but enlightening association with Will when I too worked at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS). I was at the Pasadena Annex and on San Clemente Island while Will was toiling to build the “Deep Jeep” in the middle of the Mojave desert! One of his colleagues, a renowned marine geologist then at NOTS, constantly referred to submersibles as “those backyard death-traps” although he did bump me from a dive in the Cousteau “Soucoupe” when Westinghouse and the Navy contracted it for dives off San Clemente in the early 60s.