Veteran shipwreck explorer Gary Gentile will be the guest speaker at the California Wreck Divers’ annual banquet to be held in March 2010, in El Segundo, California.

Gary Gentile has discovered over 40 shipwrecks in his illustrious career. He has written over 52 books and published over 3,000 photographs. During the banquet, Gentile will share his experiences exploring the Lusitania; the luxury liner sank by a German U-boat that helped bring the United States into World War I.

The banquet will be held at the Hacienda Hotel in El Segundo, California, at 5:30 p.m., March 6, 2010. This evening’s entertainment will include dinner and the California Wreck Divers’ famous “Giant Raffle.” For more information, call Steve Lawson at (949) 462-0462, or contact the California Wreck Divers’ website at