By Peter Hunt
Peter Hunt crewed on five Andrea Doria expeditions during the early 1980s before becoming a Navy pilot and settling in Washington State. Nearly twenty years after first exploring the Andrea Doria – and following twelve months of training in the sportâ€™s amazing advances in equipment and techniques – Hunt hugged his wife and children goodbye and returned to New York to dive the Andrea Doria once again. The experience transformed him forever.
Setting the Hook explores the Andrea Doria through an introspective odyssey of memory, heart-pounding adventure, and history as thirty years of extreme diving and enduring friendships merge in a personal tale of learning to accept lifeâ€™s oldest challenge.
A deep-sea diver explores shipwrecks and his own character in this gripping scuba memoirâ€¦Huntâ€™s taut scenes and meticulous prose will have readers holding their breath, but his saga probes hidden depths as well. -Kirkus Reviews
â€¦fascinating read of true adventure, very much recommended. -The Midwest Book Review
“Setting the Hook” is excellently written, well structured, and superbly proofedâ€¦fully delivered on the diving, adventure and technical fronts, but it was the human angle of the author’s very personal journey that elevates this much recommended book. -C. H. Blickenstorfer, scubadiverinfo.com
â€¦a book truly meant for everyoneâ€¦heartfelt and inspiring story of diving, the fragility of life, and a reflection on our humanity. -Dive News Network Media Group, publishers of five regional print and electronic magazines
Peter Huntâ€™s engaging memoirâ€¦offers a thoughtful perspective of Americaâ€™s wreck diving scene. -Simon Rogerson, British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) SCUBA Magazine
â€¦a story of camaraderie, conflict, drama, success and failure in early technical diving, and also one man’s personal struggleâ€¦thought-provokingâ€¦highly recommended. -Jesper KjÃ¸ller, DYKâ€“The Scandinavian Dive Magazines
â€¦the story of a wreck diving pioneer and the personal story of a manâ€¦Setting the Hook is a great readâ€¦well writtenâ€¦a great diving book, but an even better people book. -Charles George, Wreck Diving Magazine
A “Must Pack” book for your next dive vacation… -Sport Diver Magazine