BSAC Boat Handling

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This course incorporates the following two courses into one:


The course aims to introduce boat handling skills to those who will be driving powerboats to and from dive sites and supervising other divers. This course is suitable for any level of diver or dive boat driver.

Course Duration:

2 Days - 0930 to 1700 hrs.

Pre Requisites:

There are no pre-requisites for this course, although a basic knowledge of diving would be beneficial.

Course Content:

The course covers:

  • Different craft and their equipment
  • Stowage of dive kit
  • Basic boat handling
  • Coming alongside and leaving moorings
  • Anchoring
  • Laying and recovering shot lines
  • Dropping and recovering divers
  • Person overboard procedure
  • High speed handling
  • Voyage planning
  • General safety
  • Intro to navigtaion

The two days are largely practical with some short shorebased sessions. We have a maximum of three students per instructor and boat. You will spend time both driving and crewing. The course is taught using our 6, 7 and 8m RIBs.

What's Included:

What's Not Included:

  • Wet weather gear (can be hired for £5 per day)
  • Lunch (available to buy locally)

Optional Extras:


Please contact the office for booking information on 02380 231122.

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Shamrock Quay Marina, William Street, Southampton, Hants, SO14 5QL, UK

Telephone: 02380 231 122
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