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Advanced Sea Survival Course

Gain confidence and skills in using advanced sea survival techniques and equipment.

Emergencies happen, but your actions decide the outcome

This course is approved by Yachting New Zealand and Maritime New Zealand.

Critical situations can arise on the water and knowing how to act can make all the difference in the outcome.

That’s why sea survival training is crucial for anyone who works on or around the water and is a mandatory requirement for skippers and crew heading offshore and overseas, or competing in offshore (category 1) races.

Our Advanced Sea Survival course equips you with theoretical knowledge (classroom), practical knowledge (wet drills) and cover a wide range of emergency scenarios to survive at sea.

“…informative and excellent training presented in a sincere but extremely friendly and supportive manner.”
Ben C.

Course Description

This course covers the following training areas:

  • History, statistics, and legislation
  • Accidents and emergencies
  • Equipment
  • Safety and emergency planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Man overboard, life rafts and equipment
  • Distress signals and responsibilities
  • Practical wet drills with a liferaft
  • SAR systems and responsibilities
  • Fire precautions and fire fighting
  • Medical care aboard
  • Damage control
  • Weather and forecasting
  • Heavy weather techniques
  • Storm sails

Students in action learning about flares.

Course Requirements

Advanced Sea Survival
QualificationAdvanced Sea Survival Certificate valid for 5 years accredited by Yachting New Zealand and recognised by World Sailing and Maritime NZ. This certificate is required by Maritime NZ for 30% of the crew from recreational launches and yachts heading offshore and is not an NZQA accredited course.
Course requirementsNone, though some water confidence is required for the pool drills when we'll be swimming and working with a real liferaft.
Course durationTwo-day comprehensive theoretical and practical course
Cost$450 (GST Inclusive) full course, or $360 (GST Inclusive) for 1 day refresher.

*Please note this is not an NZQA accredited course.

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