One of the most common questions we get about marine training is...
“DO YOU DO ANY PRACTICAL TRAINING?”

Yes! we do and its called..

Captain’s Boot Camp

A NEW UPDATED BOOTCAMP for 2023
Now a 6-day course which includes the SVOP course plus practical training in boats in Clayoquot Sound. PLUS the option to take the SDVBS & ROCM courses

SVOP

Small Vessel Operator Certificate Course

Practical On-The-Water Training

Docking, anchoring, person overboard, GPS, search and rescue, big wave handling

PLUS the option to take the other courses you need to be a Captain either before or after the SVOP Bootcamp:

SDV-BS/MED A3

Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety – Marine Emergency Duties

ROC-M

Restricted Operator Certificate Marine Radio License

Our 2022 Bootcamps used to include the SDVBS and ROCM courses but many people already had one or both of these certifications, so we decided to offer them as optional extras, so we weren’t wasting anyone’s time or money. 

Details

Questions & Answers

Location

The package includes the SVOP certification plus practical boating sessions in Clayoquot Sound. With the option to sign up for the SDVBS and ROCM courses if you need them. 
 
The practical sessions will include training on docking, anchoring, Person Over Board, chartwork pilotage, Electronic GPS navigation, Search and Rescue and big wave boat handling strategies.

 

This package is intended to build beginner and intermediate boaters up to a small vessel commercial captain level of professionalism. Clayoquot Sound offers an excellent mix of sheltered and rough waters for a well rounded marine experience.
 
Datum Marine is a Transport Canada approved captain’s school which has been running academic and practical marine training in Clayoquot Sound for 25 years.
 
Q:  Where do I sign up?
A:  Click the button on the right.
Q:   How much is the SVOP Boat Camp?
A:   $3600 plus GST
If you need the SDVBS and ROCM courses these are an additional $250 each 
Q:   What certifications do I need to become a captain on a small commercial vessel?
A:   SVOP, SDV-BS (MED-A3), ROC-M and MBFA.
SVOP (the four day captain’s license which includes rules of the road, navigation, vessel stability and many other subjects)
SDV-BS (formerly the MEDA3 – an emergency duties basic safety course), ROC-M (VHF radio course), and Marine Basic First Aid. Datum does NOT offer MBFA.
 
Q:   Who can answer more questions?
A:   The FAQ Page HERE is designed by mariners, for mariners and answers many questions about small commercial boat training.
For any other questions, please email admin@marinetrainingbc.com

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