- Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 19:16
- Written by editor
Great job you are doing, with newer equipment and different ideas about diving and the safety of diving wrecks. Why does the diving news cover divers who have gone down to the Andrea Doria wreck currently, but don’t really talk about the previous pioneers who originally paved the way? My daughter’s father and the crew of the ‘Top Cat’ had dived down to Andrea Doria in the early 60’s. The story was in an edition of the ‘Diving’ magazine. They were based in New Bedford, MA at that time. Did you know about this?
Born and raised in New Bedford, MA, now living in Peoria, AZ.
Thanks for your note and comments on our magazine. Your story and the stories of real divers are why we put this magazine together. Our magazines are by divers and for divers. Our mission is to promote the sport by promoting local diving and local dive communities.
Just so you know, one of my friends is Peter Hunt. He crewed on the Wahoo back in the 1980’s and dived the Andrea Doria like you did. He dropped out of diving for nearly 30 years and then got back into it to go back to the Doria, one last time in 2011. He was amazed at the changes in the sport, especially technical diving over the past 30 years. He wrote a fantastic book about his adventures (Setting the Hook – 2012), the Doria back in the day and the changes in the sport during that time. We published a brief account of his story and a short excerpt from the book in our March 2012 edition. Here is a link to it online.
Please send me your story so we can share it!
See you on the next dive!