Knowledge From Experience

We Consider Our Instructors
Our Greatest Asset

Our instructors keep our classes relevant and safety oriented.
We only hire instructors who have extensive experience on small commercial boats on the BC Coast

Quality and Depth of Experience
Sets Us Apart

What sets us apart at Datum Marine are our goals to be relevant to small commercial operations, and updated in the maritime commercial world here in Western Canada. We work with instructors who hold valid Transport Canada captain’s licenses and who are still maintaining commercial experience. We show our respect for our participants and clients by providing modern, relevant, professional training.
With this in mind, our instructors are picked because they love the training they do, and because they want to see professional and safe operations on BC’s coast. All of us love our lifestyle of being small vessel coastal mariners; this knowledge and care for the industry, class participants, operations in Western Canada is impossible to fake.
Our instructors conduct in class evaluations and are constantly updating the course according to suggestions from the class, our group clients, and Transport Canada Marine. If you have come looking for a large organization with small care for you, this is the wrong place. We rely on our reputation and word of mouth clientele to support us, and our instructors keep in contact with former participants over the years.

Our People Are Our Anchor

Chances are, when you finish your courses with us you won’t only be certified as a small vessel captain, you’ll be a friend as well!