Martha Watkins Gilkes

Project Coordinator and Festival Administrator

Martha Watkins Gilkes Antigua Lionfish Derby Martha has been a leader in the diving community for over 35 years, based in Antigua.  She has been involved in many different sectors of the diving industry including dive resorts, dive training , marine conservation, writing/photojournalism, shipwreck exploration.  

She has worked for 20 years in marine conservation and marine mammal rescue. She is a major player in local, regional and international conferences on dolphin and whale exploitation.  She is the Executive Director of the documentary DOLPHIN DILEMMA; THE ANTIGUA STORY. 

Martha is a member of the Explorer’s Club and was inducted in the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame 2002.