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Fidalgo Island Writers Guild

Welcomes Peter M. Hunt

September 18th from 4-6 at Studio 1010 (1010 6th St.)

Peter M. Hunt

“Setting the Hook: A Diver’s Return to the Andrea Doria”

Whidbey Island author, Peter M. Hunt, will talk about his latest book, “Setting the Hook: A Divers Return to the Andrea Doria”, and his personal experiences with both traditional and self-publishing. Accompanying the informal discussion will be a thirty minute presentation illustrating the circumstances surrounding the Andrea Doria’s sinking and stories of a few of his more memorable dives down to the “Mount Everest of Wreck Diving.” Peter made thirteen dives on the famous Italian luxury liner while crewing on the dive vessel Wahoo in the early 1980s, decades before the introduction of today’s advanced sport diving equipment, techniques, and training.


Bio: Peter Hunt graduated from Brown University with a history degree in 1985 before joining the Navy and training as an A-6 Intruder attack pilot. He completed three aircraft carrier deployments to the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific during ten years of military service. After leaving the Navy, Hunt continued to fly as a pilot for a major international airline until being diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease in 2005 at age forty-three. He is trimix/technical diving certified, a PADI Divemaster, and has made over 1,000 dives in a wide variety of locations around the country and the world. Hunt holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington, lives with his wife and two children on Whidbey Island, and still dives despite the progression of Parkinson’s disease. His first book, Angles of Attack (Ballantine 2002), is a pilot’s account of A-6 Intruder combat operations from the USS Ranger during the first Gulf War.

~ Guest speaker events are open to the public. A donation of $5 is requested for non-guild members.