Datum Marine Services

Only Datum Marine Services provides the necessary skills and experience to make learning marine courses the best they can be

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Datum Marine welcomes you to Marine Training BC our website dedicated to hosting information on marine training courses including the SVOP, MEDA3 and ROCM certifications. Courses are offered throughout BC, Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

At Datum Marine, we make our classes relevant to small commercial vessel operators within the confines of the Transport Canada SVOP/MEDA3 and Industry Canada curriculums.

Upcoming Courses

  • SVOP Course

    Courtenay, BC September 19-22

    The SVOP is a Transport Canada certification to operate a Small Commercial Boat less than 5 Tonnes for Passenger and Cargo boats such as Crew boats, Work boats, Sport-fishing, Whale-watching and less than 15 Gross Tonnes for Commercial Fishing boats.

  • MED A3 Course

    Richmond, BC September 30

    MED A3 is very different from Marine Basic First Aid! Marine Emergency Duties A3 is a one day class concerned with EMERGENCIES on ships such as fire fighting, distress signals, man overboard, abandon ship and cold water shock/hypothermia. Marine Basic

  • SVOP Course

    Richmond, BC September 26-29

    The SVOP is a Transport Canada certification to operate a Small Commercial Boat less than 5 Tonnes for Passenger and Cargo boats such as Crew boats, Work boats, Sport-fishing, Whale-watching and less than 15 Gross Tonnes for Commercial Fishing boats.

  • ROC-M Course

    Victoria, BC October 8

    Radio Operator Course Marine is required for all boats using DSC (Digital Selective Calling) VHF radios within 25M of shore. So as long as you do not operate or your vessel is licensed to go no more than 25 nautical Miles offshore, an ROC-M course

Our Instructors.

Our highly trained sought after instructors have the knowledge and the experience to deliver the most unique and informative courses in marine training found anywhere.

Course Instructors

We have some of the best marine instructors in the business who take teaching these courses seriously. If you want to learn from the best, then a Datum Marine course is for you.

Become An Instructor

Skilled in the ways of the open ocean? Want to share that knowledge with others? Then Datum Marine could have a quality instructor position for you.

Let Datum Be Your Marine Guide

  • "With the unique needs of staging a training course in the remote community of Klemtu we were looking for a training provider who had flexibility and experience in teaching to students with a wide range of learning styles. Datum Marine Services and instructor Chris more than fir the bill on both counts. Chris was fantastic with younger students and was able to keep the older students engaged and motivated. Well done guys!"

    Tim McGrady, General Manager, Spirit Bear Lodge

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