Destination Training

Destination Training – SVOP, MEDA3, ROCM PLUS Practical -on-the-water training – Tofino – 2-9 March, 2020

One of the most common questions we get about marine training is:

“Do you do any practical training?”

At last… and with collaboration with our partners at Tofino Resort and Marina, we’re proud to offer a “Destination Training” package which includes practical boat training!

Email Sarayha at the Tofino Resort & Marina to register:

The package includes accommodation at Tofino Resort and Marina, a 6 day classroom package for SVOP/MED A3/ROC-M marine commercial tickets, and 2 days of practical boating session in Clayoquot Sound. 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: For the Destination Training package, please email Sarayha at the Tofino Resort & Marina (

To sign up for the individual SVOP, MEDA3 and/or ROCM courses (no practical training), go to our webpage

Q: What certifications do I need to become a captain on a small commercial vessel?


SVOP (the four day captain’s license which includes rules of the road, navigation, vessel stability and many other subjects), MED A3 (an emergency duties basic safety course), ROC-M (VHF radio course), and Marine Basic First Aid. Datum does NOT offer MBFA, but another course is being offered in Tofino on the dates close to this training.

Q: What if I only need some of these courses?

A: If you need some but not all these courses, Datum Marine has limited availability for the public (not including accommodation or practical training) on our webpage:

Sign up here, space is limited !

Q: Who can answer more questions?

A: Our website at is designed by mariners, for mariners and answers many questions that people may have about small commercial boat training. For any other questions, please email

Questions about the accommodation, travel, food and beverage should be directed to the Tofino Resort and Marina, telephone 844 680 4184

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