‘take a breath…’ consists of a series of lighthearted anecdotes and observations about the pursuit of freediving. It explores both the thrill and a smattering of the science associated with breath-hold diving, but it is definitely not a ‘How-To’ guide. Indeed, some of the exploits described could be viewed as risky bordering on downright stupid! Hopefully you will enjoy the read - if so, I am pleased. If I fire your imagination sufficiently for you to pack mask, fins and snorkel for your next holiday, then I am delighted. On the other hand, if reading this gives you nightmares, then my work here is done!