Tina Watson’s drowning was first treated as a dive accident. But police found inconsistencies in Gabe’s multiple accounts. An emergency doctor, completing his advanced dive certificate, witnessed something strange as he descended to the wreck and saw a terrified expression on Tina’s face.
Was Gabe Watson, a trained rescue diver, a blundering coward who simply panicked when he saw his wife floundering minutes into the dive? Or were there more sinister reasons? The post mortem was inconclusive other than finding that she had drowned. Four years after Tina’s death, Gabe Watson was charged with murder. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Despite serving a jail term in Australia, he was charged with two counts of capital murder back in the United States. He was acquitted in Birmingham, Alabama on February 23, 2012. This story has divided nations and families - even the authors of this book. Fatal Honeymoon Dive documents the dramatic twists and sudden turns of the legal and family saga. Written like a detective thriller it invites readers to grapple with what happened under the tropical North Queensland sun on October 22, 2003.