The Lusitania Controversies Book Two: Dangerous Decents into Shipwrecks and Law.
Gary Gentile started his diving career in 1970. Since then he has made thousands of decompression dives, over 150 of them on the Andrea Doria. He was instrumental in merging mixed-gas diving technology with wreck-diving. In 1994, he participated in a mixed-gas diving expedition to the Lusitania, which lies at a depth of 300 feet.
Gary has specialized in wreck diving and shipwreck research, concentrating his efforts on wrecks along the east coast, from Newfoundland to Key West, and in the Great Lakes. He has compiled an extensive library of books, photographs, drawings, plans, and original source materials on ships and shipwrecks.
Gary has written scores of magazine articles, and has published thousands of photographs in books, periodicals, newspapers, brochures, advertisements, corporate reports, museum displays, postcards, film, television, and the Internet. He lectures extensively on wilderness and underwater topics, and conducts seminars on advanced wreck-diving techniques and high-tech diving equipment. He is the author of more than two dozen books: primarily science fiction novels and nonfiction works on diving and nautical and shipwreck history. The Popular Dive Guide Series will eventually cover every major shipwreck along the east coast.
In 1989, after a five-year battle with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Gary won a suit which forced the hostile government agency to issue him a permit to dive the USS Monitor, a protected National Marine Sanctuary. Media attention that was focused on Gary's triumphant victory resulted in nationwide coverage of his 1990 photographic expedition to the Civil War ironclad. Gary continues to fight for the right of access to all shipwreck sites.
By Gary Gentile.
Engelstalig, kleuren foto's.