27 year old Dylan is a marine biologist, Specializing in marine mammals, who has recently moved to Honolulu, Hawaii as the result of a promotion at work. On the first day of his new job, he's more than excited to hop into one of the many boats, tethered on the docks of the Nuku Marine Life Research Institute. Unfortunately, being the new kid on the block in a sea of men and women who have been studying the waves for twice as long as him puts him at the bottom of the totem. As a result, he's assigned to a team who studies the coral reefs so he can first "get acquainted with the waters." While diving through the colorful underwater vegetation and swarms of tropical fish, he begins to see the shadows of a creature he is unfamiliar with. His curiosity is ignited as he subtly spends each day searching for the large fish, which always finds a way to dodge his presence. When he gets an opportunity to board a boat with an open ocean research team, he doesn't hesitate to take it. But for better or worse, a suddenly forming storm insures that he won't be going back to the institute any time soon. All he can do is keep his head above the towering waves and hope he doesn't drown.