Led by his dream of moving freely in all directions, and a legend that is told in many versions, Udag leaves the village where he grew up and becomes the pupil of Danas, a mysterious woman living on a small island who agrees to teach him how to dive while holding his breath.
He learns to dive to greater and greater depths, and enters a new world where humans are only briefly tolerated. The key to the obstacles he finds on his way often turns out to be his own mind. But as he gets closer to his goal, he also gets caught up in unresolved conflicts of Danas’ past.
Far From the Surface is a novel about freediving, acquiring and losing sense of belonging, identity and searching for happiness.