Want to learn how to handle a dive boat but have little or no experience?
This two-day course is designed to give students with
little or no boat handling knowledge or experience,
instruction in small boat handling. It covers techniques
relevant to diving and related safety knowledge. The first
half of day one covers the theory fundamentals with
practical sessions in the afternoon, and then all of day two
is spent doing practical sessions.
Many divers find this the most enjoyable course we do. It provides or enhances skills dramatically over a weekend that can often be further refined in the branch.
This course is open to all over the age of 14. No diving qualification is needed to do this course.
What you’ll learn
The Boat Handling course has a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons, teaching you:
• familiarisation with the boat and its equipment.
• owner and driver responsibilities.
• boat handling basics – operating a boat, launching/loading and retrieval
• voyage planning – weather, tides, area familiarity, crew and ‘get home’ plan.
• both sheltered and open water handling.
• anchoring and diving.
The fun bit
There’s lots of hands-on action with this course. You’ll feel the thrill of driving a boat at high speed, and face the challenge of conquering new skills and techniques. When you’re not driving yourself you’ll be practicing new skills as part of the boat crew.
Your course pack includes all the learning materials you need for the course. The pack includes: Seamanship: a guide for divers book, the Boat Handling course manual and a Qualification Card application.