Gary Gentile started his diving career in 1970, and began avid wreck diving the following year. Shipwrecks fascinated him, deep diving lured him. By 1974 he was diving the Andrea Doria. Since then he has made more than 170 dives to this famous wreck. By now he has made thousands of decompression dives.
During the past two decades he has been intimately involved with shipwreck research, and has compiled an extensive library of photographs, drawings, plans, and original source materials. He has conducted surveys on numerous wrecks, some of which have been drawn in the form of large-sized prints suitable for framing. Over the years he has rescued from the ravages of the sea many thousands of artifacts, making him a leading authority in recovery techniques.
Gary is the author of more than two dozen books, which include novels of science fiction and adventure, and nonfiction volumes on wreck diving, and nautical and shipwreck history. He has published scores of articles in magazines and newspapers. Thousands of his photographs have appeared in books, periodicals, newspapers, advertisements, corporate reports, museum displays, postcards, film, and television.
Biography provided by the author, May 2002