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Setting the Hook: A Divers Return to the Andrea Doria Peter M. Hunt

Setting the Hook: A Divers Return to the Andrea Doria

Peter M. Hunt

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ISBN : 9781453734209
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290 pages
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The 1956 collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm triggered a night of sheer terror for the Andrea Dorias 1,706 passengers and crew and set in motion one of historys most dramatic rescues at sea. From the moment the Andrea Doria settled onMoreThe 1956 collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm triggered a night of sheer terror for the Andrea Dorias 1,706 passengers and crew and set in motion one of historys most dramatic rescues at sea. From the moment the Andrea Doria settled on the sea floor in 240 feet of water, skilled sport divers have risked their lives to simply touch the Mount Everest of wreck diving. Not all returned alive. Peter Hunt crewed on five Andrea Doria expeditions during the early 1980s before becoming a Navy pilot and settling in Washington State. Nearly twenty years after first exploring the Andrea Doria - and following twelve months of training in the sports amazing advances in equipment and techniques - Hunt hugged his wife and children goodbye and returned to New York to dive the Andrea Doria once again. The experience transformed him forever. Setting the Hook explores the Andrea Doria through an introspective odyssey of memory, heart-pounding adventure, and history as thirty years of extreme diving and enduring friendships merge in a personal tale of learning to accept lifes oldest challenge.