Adventures and Reflections on the Andrea Doria
by Gary Gentile
Deep, Dark and Dangerous picks up where the author’s previous book Dive to an Era ended which covered the complete story of the ill-fated Italian liner after she sank, through numerous salvage schemes, to the authors first dive on the wreck in 1974. This book contains another fifteen years of personal exploration of the wreck from 1989 to 2004. The reader will explore vicariously the deep compartments and dark passageways where danger abounds, anxiety is commonplace, fear is palpable and death is literally, a breath away. In addition to historic recovery of great works of art (cover image), the author recounts in detail the slow but inevitable collapse of the hull and examines the flood of fatalities that occurred in recent years. Dozens of color images of precious art and artfacts recovered and diagrams of the ships interiors of the pathways the divers followed. For those who cannot or will not dive on the Andrea Doria, Deep, Dark and Dangerous is the next best thing to being there. Hardcover. Illustrated in color and B+W. 216 pages.