We offer a range of Skipper Courses depending on the vessel you wish to be certified to use. Our qualified and highly skilled team will provide the most interactive training that you can experience in urban and natural surroundings. Our training equips you with the the tools to achieve your goal in becoming a competent skipper. To register for a course, give us a call or complete the contact form below.

Skipper Courses KZN
Skipper Courses KZN

Skipper Courses & Practical Training Offered

Category R:                          Vessels operating solely on inland waters.

Inland waters:                     To operate within a port, fishing harbour, tidal river, lagoon, estuaries and all inland waters within South Africa

Pleasure vessel:                  A vessel that is used solely for sport or recreation

Commercial vessel:            A vessel that is not a pleasure vessel

LECTURES :                          4 hours

EXAM:                                   1 hour closed book exam

PRACTICAL ON WATER :  1 hour

Definitions:

Category E:                          Vessels operating less than 1 nautical mile from shore.

Power Driven:                     a vessel propelled primarily by mechanical means.

Pleasure vessel:                 a vessel that is used solely for sport or recreation

Commercial vessel:           a vessel that is not a pleasure vessel

LECTURES :                         5 hours

EXAM:                                   2 hour closed book exam

PRACTICAL ON WATER :  1 hour

Definitions:

Category C:                          vessels operating less than 15 nautical miles from shore

Power Driven:                      a vessel propelled primarily by mechanical means

Pleasure vessel:                  a vessel that is used solely for sport or recreation

Commercial vessel:            a vessel that is not a pleasure vessel

 

LECTURES :                           7 hours

EXAM:                                     3 hour closed book exam.

PRACTICAL ON WATER :    1 hour

Definitions:

Category B:                          vessels operating less than 40 nautical miles from shore

Power Driven:                     a vessel propelled primarily by mechanical means

Pleasure vessel:                 a vessel that is used solely for sport or recreation

Commercial vessel:           a vessel that is not a pleasure vessel

LECTURES :                          6 hours

EXAM:                                    2 hour closed book exam.

PRACTICAL ON WATER :   1 hour at night

  • Certified Copy of I.D
  • 6 x Colour I.D Photos
  • Medical – To be completed on SAMSA documents
  • Eye Test – To be completed on SAMSA documents
  • Log Sheets – 25 hours signed off by a competent skipper
  • Log Sheet – 12 surf launches. Only 3 launches per day over 4 days can be logged.

Surf Launch Training can be done if requested using our Vessel at an additional cost. The training will be done at Umkomaas on a one-to-one basis and includes signing off the required log hours.

Sheltered Launch Training can be done if requested using your Vessel at an additional cost.

JET SKI Training can be done if requested using your Vessel at an additional cost.

The Short Range Certificate is for DSC / VHF radios operating up to 40 miles from shore

The Marine Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).

All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Marine Radio course.

 

Full Course Duration   :                 1 day

Venue :                                             Umbilo, Durban

Enrolment Requirements:             Must be minimum 16 years of age

                                                          Complete enrolment form

                                                          Certified copy of ID

                                                          4 x colour ID photos

Course Dates:                                Weekdays and weekends. Contact for dates and prices.

Training and Examination are done by an approved SAMSA and Registered Lecturer and Examiner

Download VHF Registration Form Here

See VHF page for more info.

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    Ronnie Windsor