Foundation Level

In Water Survival In Water Survival

Essential course catering to inshore and coastal cruising.

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Aim: To gain essential knowledge of sea survival techniques and equipment.

Duration: 6 Hours.

Qualification: Certificate of attendance.

This course is intended to promote safety amongst recreational boaties. The course focuses on safety equipment which should be carried on any vessel. The purpose is to understand the potential risks aboard a small vessel, the best safety equipment to carry, how it functions, and how to properly use it. This course includes a practical, in-water component.

Course bookings are available to private groups only.  Please contact us on for a quote.

Course Options

Lots of content  - quite intense but hugely informative. The practical component was very valuable and I gained lots of experience for the future. Great to have a course tutor with so much experience and knowledge that kept us all engaged. Excellent.
Sea Survival Course

Which course format is right for you?

Online Study

Online Study: We have 3 online courses; Beginning Boating, Day Skipper and Maritime VHF. These courses are designed to be studied online and have great content and illustrations, are interactive and easy to navigate.
Home Study: This is a paper based distance learning option which we mail out to you for you to complete at home. This is currently not online. Both options allow you to study at your own pace giving the flexibility to schedule learning around busy lifestyles and commitments. You can also complete the course in blocks and can come back to it on a weekly basis until it is completed.

Classroom Study

Classroom courses offer the student the ability to study intensely over a finite period of time (usually a weekend) to complete a boating course. It is a chance to meet up with other like-minded boaties and learn from their experiences. Having an educated teacher with years of boating knowledge enables the student to be taught face-to-face and ask any questions that may come up.

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New Member Day Skipper Course $100 discount:
To use your National Coastguard NZ new member discount for $100 off a Day Skipper course, please in put your membership number in the Discount Code field below (e.g. 123456). Do not use CGM in front of the number.  This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and can only be redeemed once. 

10% Membership discount:
To use your National Coastguard NZ 10% membership discount on other selected Home Study courses, input "CGM" and your Coastguard membership number (e.g. CGM78091) into the  "Discount Code" field below. This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. The courses included in this discount offer are: Day Skipper (Not to be used in conjunction with $100 discount), Boatmaster, Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate, Inboard Engine Maintenance, Outboard Engine Maintenance and GPS Operator.

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