Bob was a member of the original Protected Wreck Association and has been involved in underwater archaeology since 1994. He is the licensee of 3 of the designated sites on the Goodwin Sands - Stirling Castle, Northumberland and Restoration. He has extensive underwater survey and excavation experience and has performed numerous geophysical surveys on the Goodwins and on other sites. He holds an MA in Maritime Archaeology from Ulster University, is a founder of the SeaDive Charity (South East Archaeological Divers) and sits on the Executive of the NAS. He runs his own survey vessel and is a BSAC diver, Second class, and a RYA yachtmaster.