In the depths of the ocean, he found a love deeper than he ever imagined.
The ocean is a vast and mysterious entity, one that has fascinated humans for centuries. Its depths hold secrets and wonders that are yet to be unveiled. It calls out to those who are brave enough to answer its call and venture into its embrace. Jacques and Enzo are two such individuals. They have been close friends since childhood, sharing a deep passion for the dangerous sport of free diving.
Jacques was born into a family of divers, and his love for the ocean was ingrained in him from a young age. But tragedy struck his family when his father, also a diver, died at sea when Jacques was just a boy. From that moment on, Jacques knew that he would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a diver himself.
Enzo, on the other hand, discovered his love for free diving later in life. He was immediately drawn to the thrill of diving into the unknown, without any scuba gear to help him. Jacques and Enzo’s shared passion for free diving only strengthened their bond, and they became inseparable.
Their journey begins with a free diving contest that will test their limits and push them to their absolute limits. But little do they know that this contest will change their lives and force them to make the most difficult decision of their lives.
Chapter 1: Childhood Friends
Jacques and Enzo were born and raised in the small fishing village of Amorgos, Greece. They spent most of their childhood together, exploring the rocky beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Their love for the ocean was evident from a young age, and they spent every spare moment swimming, diving, and exploring.
Jacques’ father was a professional diver and had passed on his love for the ocean to his son. Jacques spent much of his childhood following his father around, watching him dive and learning all the tricks of the trade. When his father died at sea, Jacques was devastated, but he knew that he would never give up his love for the ocean.
Enzo, on the other hand, discovered his love for free diving later in life. He was always an adventure seeker and loved taking risks. When he discovered free diving, he knew that he had found his calling. He was immediately drawn to the danger and excitement of diving into the unknown, without any scuba gear.
Jacques and Enzo’s friendship continued to strengthen as they grew older. They became known as the “daredevils” of the village, always seeking out new and exciting challenges to overcome. Their love for free diving only fueled their passion for adventure, and they spent every spare moment diving deeper and further into the ocean.
As they grew older, their love for the ocean only grew stronger. They both decided to pursue careers as professional divers, and they quickly made a name for themselves in the diving community. Jacques’ remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water amazed scientists, who couldn’t explain how he was able to do it. Enzo’s fearless approach to diving made him a legend in the diving world, and people traveled from all over the world to watch him dive.
Their love for the ocean and their friendship continued to thrive, but little did they know that their lives were about to take a drastic turn. Enzo had heard about a free diving competition being held in the Bahamas, and he knew that he had to convince Jacques to enter with him. The competition promised to be the most challenging one yet, with divers from all over the world coming to compete.
Jacques was initially hesitant, knowing how dangerous the competition would be. But his competitive spirit and love for the ocean eventually convinced him to enter. The two friends spent the next few weeks training, pushing themselves to the limit, and preparing for the competition of a lifetime.
Little did they know that this competition would change their lives forever.
Chapter 2: Deep Diving Contest
Enzo’s excitement for the upcoming free diving contest was contagious, and Jacques found himself getting caught up in the thrill of the competition. Even though he had been away from the sport for some time, he knew he couldn’t resist the chance to challenge his friend and prove his worth as a free diver.
As the day of the competition approached, Jacques’ nerves began to get the better of him. He had always been a confident diver, but the thought of competing against Enzo, who had been training intensely for months, filled him with self-doubt. Despite his reservations, Jacques was determined to give it his all and show Enzo that he was still a force to be reckoned with.
The day of the competition dawned bright and clear, with the sun glistening off the crystal-clear water of the Mediterranean. The air was filled with a palpable excitement as the competitors gathered on the beach, preparing for the long and grueling dive ahead.
Jacques stood at the edge of the water, watching as Enzo and the other divers began their descent. He took a deep breath, closed his eyes, and plunged into the cool water. The chill of the ocean enveloped him, and he felt a sense of calm wash over him.
As he began his descent, Jacques fell into a familiar rhythm, his heart rate slowing down as his body adapted to the pressure of the water. He felt weightless, free, as if he were a part of the ocean itself. He descended deeper and deeper, the water growing darker and the pressure increasing with each passing moment.
Finally, Jacques hit his mark, and he knew he had gone deeper than he ever had before. He felt proud of himself, and he knew that his father would have been proud too. But as he began his ascent, he felt a wave of panic wash over him. His lungs were burning, and he knew he had pushed himself too far.
Jacques struggled to maintain his composure as he swam towards the surface, his muscles aching, and his vision growing blurry. He wanted to give up, to let the water consume him, but he knew he couldn’t. He had to keep fighting.
Finally, Jacques broke free of the water, gasping for air as he burst through the surface. He felt a sense of relief wash over him as he realized he had made it. He looked around, and he saw Enzo and the other divers swimming towards him, their faces filled with concern.
“Are you okay?” Enzo asked, his voice filled with worry.
Jacques nodded, still catching his breath. “Yeah, I’m fine,” he replied, his voice barely above a whisper.
The other divers gathered around him, congratulating him on a job well done. Jacques felt a sense of pride wash over him, knowing that he had pushed himself to the limit and come out the other side stronger for it.
As the sun began to set, Jacques and Enzo stood on the beach, watching the waves crash against the shore. “You did great, my friend,” Enzo said, clapping Jacques on the back.
Jacques smiled, feeling a sense of comradery with his friend. “Thanks, Enzo,” Jacques replied, feeling a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to compete. “You too.”
The two friends stood in silence for a moment, watching the sun sink below the horizon. Jacques knew that he had proven himself as a free diver, that he had pushed himself to new heights, but he also knew that he had a long way to go. He had to keep pushing himself, keep striving to be the best, for his father, for Johana, but most of all, for himself.
Chapter 3: The Remarkable Ability
Jacques and Enzo continue their training for the free diving competition, determined to beat their previous records. Their training is rigorous, and they push themselves to their limits, diving deeper and staying underwater for longer periods without any breathing apparatus.
As they train, they notice that Jacques has a remarkable ability in the water. Jacques inherited this love for free diving from his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a young boy. But Jacques has a special gift that sets him apart from other divers. He has developed the ability to control his heart rate and breathing pattern while he is underwater, to the point where his vital signs resemble those of dolphins more closely than those of humans. This ability allows him to dive deeper and stay underwater for longer than anyone else.
At first, Jacques is hesitant to believe that he has a unique ability. But as they continue to train, Enzo and Jacques realize that his ability is genuine. They try to keep it a secret from the other competitors, knowing that it could give Jacques the edge he needs to win.
The scientists who are studying the competition notice something different about Jacques too. They are fascinated by his ability and conduct experiments to learn more about it. They discover that Jacques is able to slow down his heart rate and breathe less frequently than the average person, which allows him to stay underwater for much longer periods.
Jacques is baffled by the attention he receives from the scientists. He has never thought of his ability as anything special. To him, it’s just a part of who he is, and he has never seen it as an advantage over others. But the scientists are convinced that it could revolutionize the sport of diving and offer him to work for them, but he refuses as he wants to continue living his passion as a free diver.
As the day of the competition approaches, Jacques becomes increasingly nervous. He knows that his ability could give him an unfair advantage, but he also knows that he needs to use every tool at his disposal to win. The more he thinks about it, the more conflicted he becomes. He’s not sure if he should keep his ability a secret or use it to win the competition.
On the day of the competition, Jacques is in top form. He dives deeper and stays underwater for longer than any of the other competitors. He is focused and determined, using his exceptional ability to conserve his oxygen and dive to depths no one has ever seen before. As he emerges from the depths, his vital signs are checked, and the scientists are amazed. Jacques has set a new world record, stunning the crowd and the other competitors.
As they celebrate, Jacques begins to feel guilty. He knows that his ability has given him an unfair advantage over the other divers, and he feels that he has cheated. He confides in Enzo, who tries to reassure him that he has done nothing wrong. But Jacques is still conflicted. He knows that he has a unique gift, but he also knows that he doesn’t want to win by cheating.
Jacques decides to come clean and tell the judges and other competitors about his unique ability. He knows that it could disqualify him from the competition, but he wants to make things right. The judges are surprised, but they listen to Jacques’ explanation. After deliberating for a few minutes, they decide that Jacques’ ability doesn’t violate any of the rules of the competition, and they allow his world record to stand.
Jacques is relieved and grateful. He knows that he has earned his victory fairly, and he can enjoy his success without any guilt. As he celebrates with Enzo, Jacques feels a new sense of pride in his unique ability. He realizes that it’s not something to be ashamed of or to hide. It’s a part of who he is, and he has learned to embrace it fully.
Chapter 4: The Meeting
Jacques had never been one to believe in love at first sight, but that was before he met Johana. As soon as he laid eyes on her, he was smitten. She was like no other woman he had ever met before – intelligent, independent, and breathtakingly beautiful. Her blonde hair shone brightly in the sun, and her bright blue eyes gazed out towards the endless ocean.
Jacques couldn’t help but feel a pull towards her, as if the sea itself was pushing him towards Johana. They met on the beach, where Jacques had been practicing his free diving. He had always enjoyed the solitude of the ocean, but now he found himself enjoying the company of another human being.
Johana was intrigued by Jacques’ ability to dive without any scuba gear, and she found herself asking him questions about his passion for the ocean. Jacques was happy to oblige, explaining that diving was like meditation for him – a way to free his mind and connect with the vast and mysterious world beneath the surface. He felt like he could let go of all his worries and fears as he experienced the peaceful serenity of the ocean.
As Johana listened to Jacques’ words, she felt herself drawn to him. She found him to be kind, gentle, and extremely attractive. She loved the way he spoke about the ocean, almost as if it were a living, breathing entity. She felt like he understood her in a way that no one else ever had.
As the sun began to set, Jacques and Johana sat on the beach, their feet buried in the warm sand. They talked about everything and anything, from their childhoods to their dreams for the future. Jacques found himself opening up to her in a way that he never had with anyone else. He felt like he could share his deepest fears and desires with her and that she would understand.
As the evening wore on, Jacques and Johana shared a passionate kiss that took their breath away. Jacques could feel his heart racing as he held her close, his body responding to the electricity that seemed to surge between them. As they pulled away, they looked into each other’s eyes, and Jacques knew that he had found the one.
But their newfound love was not without its challenges. Jacques struggled with the idea of giving up his love for the ocean for the sake of being with Johana. He didn’t want to disappoint her, but he also couldn’t imagine a life without the sea. He was torn between his passion for diving and his love for her.
Johana, on the other hand, struggled with the idea of being with a man who put his life in danger every time he went diving. She knew that Jacques was skilled, but she also knew that accidents could happen. She feared for his safety and wondered if she could handle the constant worry that came with being the partner of a free diver.
As they navigated their conflicting emotions, Jacques and Johana continued to spend time together, exploring the island, and getting to know each other on a deeper level. They laughed, shared stories, and made memories that would last a lifetime.
Despite their challenges, they both knew that their love was worth fighting for. They knew that they would have to make compromises and find a way to make their relationship work. Jacques knew that he would have to balance his love for the ocean with his love for Johana, and Johana knew that she would have to trust Jacques and his abilities.
As the days turned into weeks, Jacques and Johana fell deeper in love, and their passion for each other grew stronger with each passing day. They knew that there would be obstacles ahead, but they were both willing to face them together. They had found something special in each other, something that made them both believe in love at first sight.
Chapter 5: Conflicted Love
Jacques had always been enamoured by the ocean. It was the one place where he felt truly alive, where he could forget about the troubles of the world and just focus on the beauty and tranquillity of the water. But now, he had found something else that he loved just as much – Johana.
As they continued to spend time together, Jacques found himself becoming more and more attached to her. He loved her smile, the way she laughed, the way she made him feel. But at the same time, he couldn’t help but feel conflicted.
How could he choose between his love for the ocean and his love for Johana? It seemed impossible to him. And the more he thought about it, the more anxious and unsure he became.
He tried talking to Enzo about it, but Enzo wasn’t much help. He just told Jacques to follow his heart and do what made him happy. But how could Jacques do that when he loved both the ocean and Johana equally?
One day, Jacques decided to go for a dive by himself. He wanted to clear his mind and try to figure out what he really wanted. As he descended into the water, he felt the familiar rush of excitement and adrenaline. But this time, there was also a sense of sadness.
Jacques swam along the ocean floor, lost in thought. He thought about all the times he had spent in the water, all the memories he had made. But then he thought about Johana, and his heart felt heavy.
He had never felt this conflicted before. He loved the ocean, but he loved Johana too. He didn’t want to have to choose between them, but he knew that he would have to eventually.
As Jacques swam back to the surface, he realized that he couldn’t keep ignoring his feelings. He had to talk to Johana about it. He had to be honest with her and tell her how he felt.
When he met with Johana that evening, he struggled to find the right words. But eventually, he told her everything. He told her how much he loved the ocean, but how much he loved her too. He told her that he didn’t want to lose either of them, but he didn’t know how to make it work.
Johana listened patiently, her face unreadable. When Jacques finished, she took his hand and looked him in the eyes.
“Jacques,” she said softly, “I love you too. And I want you to be happy. If the ocean makes you happy, then I want you to be able to continue diving. But I also want to be a part of your life. I don’t want us to have to choose between each other.”
Jacques felt a weight lift off his shoulders. Johana was right – he didn’t have to choose. They could find a way to make it work.
Over the next few days, Jacques and Johana talked about their options. They discussed the possibility of Jacques continuing to free dive, but making sure that Johana was always there to support him. They talked about finding a balance between the ocean and their relationship, and how they could make it work.
As they talked, Jacques felt his anxiety and uncertainty begin to fade away. He realized that he didn’t have to give up the ocean or his new love – he could have both.
And that’s exactly what he did. He continued to dive, always with Johana by his side. And their love for each other only grew stronger as they explored the beauty of the ocean together. For Jacques, it was the best of both worlds – he had found a way to balance his love for the sea and his love for Johana.
Chapter 6: The Unexpected Climax
Jacques had always known that free diving was a dangerous sport, but he loved it nonetheless. He loved the adrenaline rush of diving deep into the ocean without any scuba gear, and he was proud of his remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water. But during a particularly dangerous dive, Jacques was reminded of how risky his passion could be.
He had never felt as scared as he did when he realized he was running out of oxygen while free diving. His heart rate began to race, and he could feel the panic setting in as his vision became blurry. Jacques knew he needed to focus and calm down if he was going to make it back to the surface alive.
He used his remarkable ability to slow down his heart rate and breathing pattern, and he concentrated on keeping himself calm. It was a struggle, but he knew he had to overcome his fear of drowning if he was going to make it out alive.
As Jacques began to ascend towards the surface, his body began to feel heavy, and he knew he was pushing his limits. He could feel his lungs burning, and he struggled to keep his eyes open. But he refused to give up.
Finally, Jacques broke through the surface of the water, gasping for air. He clung to a buoy for support, his heart pounding in his chest. It was only then that he realized how close he had come to drowning.
But even as he sat there, catching his breath, he knew that he would never give up free diving. It was too much a part of him, too much a part of who he was.
As he swam back to the shore, Jacques thought about Johana. He realized that he was in love with her, and he knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. But he also knew that he couldn’t give up free diving; it was too important to him.
Jacques was conflicted. He loved Johana more than anything, but he also loved the ocean. He couldn’t imagine not diving again, but he also couldn’t imagine losing Johana.
For days, Jacques couldn’t get the experience of that dive out of his head. He knew that he had to make a decision about his life and his future with Johana.
Finally, he realized that he couldn’t have both; he had to choose between his love for the ocean and his love for Johana. It was a difficult decision, but Jacques knew he had to make it.
One evening, he sat down with Johana and explained everything to her. He told her about his love for free diving and how important it was to him. He also told her how much he loved her and how he could never imagine his life without her.
To his surprise, Johana was understanding. She knew that free diving was a part of Jacques’ life, and she didn’t want to take that away from him. But she also knew that he loved her, and she was willing to support him in whatever decision he made.
Jacques was overwhelmed with relief and gratitude. For the first time, he felt like he could have both love and the ocean in his life. He knew that he would have to make sacrifices and find a way to balance both, but he was willing to try.
As he looked into Johana’s eyes, Jacques knew that he had made the right decision. He was excited to see what the future held for them and for his free diving career.
For the first time in a long time, Jacques felt like he had found a sense of peace. He knew that he could pursue his passion for the ocean and still have the love of his life by his side.
Chapter 7: A New Chapter
Jacques woke up feeling a sense of calm and purpose. The previous day had been thrilling and scary at the same time, and he was happy to be alive. The realization that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Johana and that his love of the ocean could never replace true love had struck a chord in him. He sat up in bed and reached for his phone. It was time to make a decision.
Johana had left early in the morning to catch her flight back to the United States, but not before they had a heart-to-heart talk. “I can’t keep living my life on the edge, Johana. I need to make a change,” he had said. “I want to retire from free diving and start a new chapter in my life.”
Johana had looked at him with understanding and admiration. “I know, Jacques. You’re an incredible free diver, but you’re also an amazing person with so much to offer. Whatever you decide, I’ll be there for you.”
Jacques had felt a sense of relief when Johana had said those words. He knew he had made the right decision.
He dialed Enzo’s number, who picked up on the first ring. “Jacques! How are you feeling? Did you get some rest?”
“I’m feeling fine. Listen, Enzo, we need to talk.”
Enzo sounded concerned. “Sure, man. What’s going on?”
“I’ve made a decision. I’m retiring from free diving.”
Enzo was silent for a few seconds before he spoke. “Are you sure about this? You’re one of the best free divers in the world, Jacques.”
“I am sure, Enzo. I can’t keep risking my life like this. There’s so much more to life than free diving.”
Enzo sighed. “I understand, Jacques. You’re one of my closest friends, and I’ll support whatever you decide to do.”
Jacques smiled. “Thanks, Enzo. You’re a true friend.”
After the call, Jacques felt a sense of liberation. It was time to move on to the next chapter in his life.
He got dressed and went outside. The sun was shining, and the ocean looked more beautiful than ever. He took a deep breath and walked toward the beach, feeling a sense of freedom he hadn’t felt before.
As he walked, he saw a group of kids playing in the sand. They were building a sandcastle, and Jacques watched them with a smile on his face. It was a simple moment, but it felt more meaningful than any of his free diving adventures.
Jacques looked up at the sky, feeling grateful for his life and the people around him. He knew that retirement would bring new challenges, but he was ready to face them. He was excited about the future, and he knew that whatever happened, he had the love and support of Johana, Enzo, and his family.
As he stood on the beach, looking at the ocean, he felt a sense of closure. Free diving had been an incredible part of his life, but it was time to move on. He would always love the ocean and the thrill of diving, but he had found something more important: true love.
And with that realization, Jacques walked away from the ocean and toward his new future, excited for the adventures that awaited him.
Some scenes from the movie The Big Blue written by A.I.
EXT. BEACH – DAY
Glistening sunbeams dance on the ocean waves as JACQUES and ENZO, two childhood friends, stand on the beach watching a group of divers compete in a free-diving contest.
Dude, we should try this. You have the heart of a dolphin.
I don’t know, Enzo. Isn’t it too dangerous?
Only if you’re not good at it.
Jacques reluctantly agrees, and they join the contest.
EXT. UNDERWATER – LATER
Jacques and Enzo dive into the depths of the sea, competing fiercely. Jacques’ remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern makes him an exceptional diver, and soon he emerges victorious.
EXT. BEACH – LATER
Jacques and Enzo are sitting on the beach, laughing and joking, when a beautiful woman, JOHANA, approaches them.
Hi there. I’m Johana, an insurance investigator. I saw your diving skills, and I couldn’t help but wonder if you could help me with something.
Jacques and Enzo are surprised but intrigued.
Anything for a pretty lady.
My boss thinks he’s being cheated by a diving company. They are claiming that their divers can go deeper and stay underwater for longer than should be humanly possible. I wanted to hire you to test their claims.
Because Enzo is charming, and you have a remarkable ability.
Jacques is surprised that Johana knows about his diving ability, but he finds himself attracted to her intellect and beauty.
INT. DIVE SHOP – DAY
Jacques and Enzo enter the dive shop, both dressed in wetsuits and carrying their diving gear. The walls are lined with various diving equipment and a large map of the ocean hangs on the wall behind the counter.
“This is going to be epic! I can’t wait to see how deep we can go.”
“I don’t know, Enzo. I’ve never gone beyond my limit before.”
“Don’t worry, we’ll take it slow. Plus, we’re both in this together.”
As they approach the counter, a group of fellow divers greets them with nods and smiles.
“Hey, Jacques! Ready to break some records today?”
“You know it.”
“Uh oh, you better watch out, Enzo. Jacques might leave you in his dust.”
“Ha! We’ll see about that.”
They purchase their scuba tanks and head out to the boat, ready to take on the challenge.
EXT. BOAT – DAY
The boat rocks gently back and forth as they head towards the diving spot. Jacques and Enzo gear up, putting on their wetsuits and strapping on their scuba tanks. Johana, who works as an insurance investigator, looks on from the deck with interest.
“What are they thinking, diving to such extreme depths without proper equipment?”
Jacques catches her eye and smiles, his confidence in his own abilities shining through.
“Hey, Johana! Want to join us?”
(shaking her head)
“No thanks, I’ll stay up here and cheer you on. Be careful, okay?”
Jacques nods, and he and Enzo jump off the boat, disappearing into the depths below.
Jacques and Enzo dive down into the deep blue, their hearts pounding with excitement. They descend farther and farther, their bodies perfectly in sync with the rhythm of the ocean.
Suddenly, Jacques’ breathing starts to become labored. He signals to Enzo that he needs to head back up to the surface.
“Are you okay? Do you want to stop?”
“No, I can do this. Just give me a moment to catch my breath.”
Jacques takes a deep breath and signals for Enzo to keep going. He watches as Enzo disappears into the depths below, his eyes fixed on the rope that connects them.
Jacques closes his eyes, focusing on his rhythmic breathing, and begins his ascent back to the surface.
INT. DIVE SHOP – DAY
Jacques and Enzo return to the dive shop, exhausted but exhilarated. They high five each other as they take off their gear.
“You guys made it to 120 meters! That’s insane.”
“We couldn’t have done it without each other.”
“Yeah, we make a pretty great team.”
Johanna congratulates them on their success, and Jacques can’t help but feel a twinge of guilt as he realizes his growing feelings for her might threaten his love of the ocean.
(to be continued)
EXT. BEACH – DAY
Jacques and Enzo are swimming in the ocean, having the time of their lives. Enzo is trying to convince Jacques to compete with him in a free diving contest. Jacques is hesitant at first, but eventually agrees to participate.
INT. LABORATORY – DAY
Scientists have been studying Jacques’ remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water. They are amazed by his vital signs, which closely resemble that of a dolphin’s. The scientists urge Jacques to participate in their research, and he agrees.
INT. SCIENTIST’S OFFICE – DAY
Jacques meets with the lead scientist, Dr. Carter. She tells him that his ability to adapt in the water is beyond human comprehension. Jacques asks if it’s dangerous, but Dr. Carter assures him that he’s in good hands.
Jacques, what you’re capable of is incredible. We want to study you, we want to know more about your body’s adaptation to the ocean.
I don’t know, is it safe?
We’ve taken all the necessary precautions. We’ll be monitoring your vital signs the entire time.
Jacques agrees to participate in the study.
INT. LABORATORY – DAY
Jacques is in a large tank, surrounded by various scientific instruments. He takes a deep breath and dives underwater. The scientists watch in amazement as his vital signs change rapidly.
Look at that! He’s adapting to the water just like a dolphin would.
INT. LABORATORY – NIGHT
The scientists are analyzing the data from Jacques’ dive. They’ve never seen anything like it before.
(to the team)
This could revolutionize the way we think about marine biology.
Suddenly, the alarms go off.
INT. LABORATORY – NIGHT
The scientists rush to the tank, where Jacques is floating unconscious. Dr. Carter and her team work frantically to revive him.
INT. SCIENTIST’S OFFICE – DAY
Jacques is sitting with Dr. Carter, who tells him that his body cannot handle the strain of the experiments anymore.
Jacques, I’m sorry but we can’t continue this study. It’s too dangerous.
But what about my ability? Can’t we explore it more?
I understand your curiosity, but your safety comes first. We’ll keep in touch, and maybe in the future, we’ll find a way to explore your ability further.
Jacques nods, understandingly.
INT. DIVE COMPETITION – DAY
Jacques is getting ready to dive. He checks his equipment, takes a deep breath, and plunges into the water. He descends deeper and deeper, his heart rate and breathing slowing down, becoming more like a dolphin’s. He sees Enzo far below him, and he knows that he has to push himself harder if he wants to win this competition.
Suddenly, something catches his eye. He turns and sees Johana standing at the edge of the boat, watching him intently. He feels a jolt of electricity run through his body as he realizes how much he cares for her.
INT. BOAT – DAY
Johana watches Jacques in amazement as he dives deeper and deeper. She can hardly believe what she’s seeing, and she realizes that she’s never felt this way about anyone before.
ENZO (O.C.): Hey, Johana!
Johana turns and sees Enzo standing beside her.
ENZO: You look like you’re lost in thought.
Johana smiles as she watches Jacques continue his dive.
JOHANA: I am. I’ve never seen anything like this before.
ENZO: He’s pretty amazing, isn’t he?
JOHANA: Yes, he is.
Enzo looks at Johana and realizes that she’s in love with Jacques. He smiles and decides to step back, knowing that Jacques is the one for her.
INT. DIVE COMPETITION – DAY
Jacques reaches his limit and starts to swim back up to the surface. As he breaks through the water, he sees Johana waiting for him.
JOHANA: (smiling) You did it! You won the competition!
Jacques smiles and reaches out to embrace her. They kiss, and Jacques feels like he’s found the missing piece of his life.
INT. BEACHSIDE BAR – DAY
Jacques sits at the bar, staring down at his drink. He’s lost in thought, and it’s clear that something is troubling him.
Enter JOHANA, who sits down next to him.
Hey, what’s on your mind?
I don’t know if I can do this. I don’t know if I can choose between you and the ocean.
You don’t have to choose. You can have both.
But I can’t. Not really. I can’t spend my whole life wondering if I made the right choice.
Well, what if I told you that you don’t have to choose?
Jacques looks at her, confused.
I’m an insurance investigator, Jacques. I’ve seen enough accidents and tragedies to know that life is too short to spend it wondering about what-ifs.
Jacques takes a moment to consider her words.
You’re right. You’re absolutely right.
I know I am. And I have an idea, if you’re willing to hear me out.
Jacques nods, intrigued.
What if we start a business together, a diving school? You can teach people how to free dive, and I can handle the business side of things. That way, you can continue doing what you love, and we can build a life together.
Jacques looks at her, smiling.
I love that idea.
Good. Because I love you, Jacques. And I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
Jacques takes her hand.
I love you too, Johana.
They share a kiss as the camera pans out, the beautiful ocean in the background.