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William Nekton was literally born at sea as his parents were living on a boat at the time of his birth.

William developed a natural affinity for the water as he and his parents spent years in the Coral Triangle, where he grew up alongside the children of the Bajau Sea Nomads.

It was during this time that Will’s curious nature surfaced. His parents could never keep him in one place. He was always swimming away, as far as he could go, wanting to find out what was beyond the next reef.

These early days spent in the water stood him in good stead as he became an Olympic Swimmer in his lateteenage years. Despite notable success in the pool, Will Nekton would never be happy swimming in a straight line, and, in his early twenties, he stunned the sports world by announcing his early retirement from swimming to study Oceanography.

Will now spends hours in his study aboard the Aronnax, staring at charts and reading ancient texts. However, for Will, the ocean isn’t about the maps that already exist, it’s about the places and mysteries still unexplored and uncharted.

Like generations of Nektons before him, Will has devoted his life to uncovering the secrets of the sea.

Although Will wishes to know the ocean’s secrets, if he sees a way in which the world may exploit his discoveries, he will never share them…