Deep, Dark, and Dangerous: Adventures and Reflections on the Andrea Doria, by Gary Gentile

Deep, Dark, and Dangerous: Adventures and Reflections on the Andrea Doria, by Gary Gentile

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Deep, Dark, and Dangerous: Adventures and Reflections on the Andrea Doria, by Gary Gentile Features

Deep, Dark, and Dangerous picks up where the author's 1989 book Andrea Doria: Dive to an Era ends This volume covers another 15 years of personal exploration of the Andrea Doria, from 1989 to 2004

In these action-packed pages, the reader will vicariously explore 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 the historic recovery of great works of art, the author recounts, in exacting detail, the slow but inevitable collapse of the hull and examines the flood of fatalities that occurred in recent years

For those who cannot or will not dive on the Andrea Doria, reading Deep, Dark, and Dangerous is the next best thing to being there

The author also recounts the highlights of his own expeditions - now numbering more than 50 - to the famous wreck Over the years, he has photographed and recovered china, glassware, unique pieces of jewelry from two of the ship's gift shops, and works of art that once decorated the walls The latter are ceramic panels that were specially commissioned for the Andrea Doria and were created by the famous Italian artist, Romano Rui These panels represent the best in Italian Renaissance art

The Andrea Doria is a ship that did not die upon sinking, but instead, found new meaning She is a time tunnel to an era of transportation now extinct, a remnant of bygone years of transatlantic service She is a ship that will never be forgotten

The book is amply illustrated with black and white historical photographs, as well as color photographs of the wreck as it appears on the bottom

Key Features

  • Written by Veteran Deco Diver Gary Gentile
  • Picks Up where Dive to an Era Ended
  • Dramatic Black and White and Color Photographs
  • Deep Wreck Penetration then First Volume
  • Recovery of Great Works of Art
  • The next Best Thing to Being There