Web pages on this www.martinwoodward.com site: Click Toolbar links at top above for the pages listed below
* Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum; click www.shipwreckcentre.co.uk for the dedicated museum website, information, and shortened 'Walkaround Tour' video
*Offshore Marine Services Ltd for Diving, Marine Services, Project Management, Consultancy, Salvage and Survey. Click link at top of page to access
* Isle of Wight Historic Lifeboat Trust for the Queen Victoria (1887), Langham, Jesse Lumb and Selina historic RNLI lifeboats and events. Click on link at top
* Cruise & Guest Lecturing for information and titles of available talks and guest lectures available for cruise ships and other venues. Click on link at top of page
*Challenges for details of previous challenges completed, and future challenges and charity events planned in the future. Click on link at top of page
*Contact Page for contacting me via email. Click on link at top of page
Martin Woodward has had a long career in the commercial diving and marine services business since the late 1960s, and during this time he has worked extensively on different projects worldwide. Martin started professional diving in 1968, and is still actively diving in the UK and other locations worldwide.
He was also involved with the RNLI for a total of 38 years, only retiring as Coxswain of the Bembridge, Isle of Wight, lifeboat on reaching the age limit. He was awarded the MBE in the 2004 Honours List for long service to the RNLI. He also wrote a book on the history of Bembridge Lifeboat and many of the notable rescues, which is on sale through the RNLI. 100% of book proceeds go to the RNLI funds.
Martin’s diving career includes 'deep saturation' diving in the North Sea, oilfields in the Persian Gulf and many other locations worldwide. It has covered all aspects of commercial diving, including multiple shipwreck and salvage operations and project management. He operates a diving vessel based in the Isle of Wight, (and until recently another vessel in the Far East), involved mainly in historic shipwreck projects and underwater archaeology.
Martin has also been involved in many interesting and unusual projects such as searching for Glenn Miller's aircraft, Goering's Gold, Sir Francis Drake's coffin off Panama, the Lost City of Atlantis and the famous U.S. hijacker D.B Cooper. However, his great love has always been finding shipwrecks, history, and artefacts from under the oceans.
Martin also founded and set up his own Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum on the Isle of Wight in 1978, which houses thousands of items he has recovered from the seabed over the years, along with other maritime and diving exhibits. The museum is still operating to this day at Arreton Barns Complex, Isle of Wight. UK.
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