Datum Marine Services

We're the Small Boat Training People!

We offer Transport Canada accredited boating courses.

Datum Marine offers boating courses and develop and teach commercial power boat handling and navigation courses. These boating courses are geared towards getting students working in the commercial marine industry. 
We offer the following Transport Canada accredited boating courses in classroom and on-the-water formats.
We run regular SVOP, SDVBS and ROCM courses in Richmond (Vancouver), Victoria, Campbell River, Duncan, and sometimes Tofino! These are certificates and qualifications needed at the entry level into the commercial marine industry anywhere in Canada.
The marine industry across Canada involving “small” vessels is thriving and expanding all the time. There are, and will continue to be many exciting opportunities in the industry with jobs in tourism, fishing, guiding, passenger and freight transportation, enforcement and many other industries that depend on boats.
Our management and instructors all have commercial time on vessels, hold valid Transport Canada commercial master licenses, and respect the small vessel industry as part of British Columbia’s economic life blood.
Datum Marine focuses on small vessel operation and training. We do one thing, with added value, and we do it well.



Thanks for considering us for your marine training needs!

Based on Vancouver Island
in British Columbia, Canada,
Datum Marine Services Ltd. specializes in small boat training

Transport Canada Certification courses

SVOP, SDVBS (formerly MEDA3)

Marine VHF Radio Certification


Our locations

Richmond (Vancouver), Campbell River, Duncan, Victoria, Tofino

Training at your location

Practical on-the-water training

Safety Management Systems

Equipment Requirements

Personnel Staffing

Lectures & Presentations

Custom Designed Boating Courses