Dive Boat Coxwains Certificate

Course Aims:

The Dive Coxswain Certificate (ISA) course aims to introduce and develop the skills necessary to take charge of a powerboat that is deploying and recovering divers on inland and coastal dive sites, by day, on waters with which the coxswain is familiar.


ISA National Powerboat Certificate. Personal experience in, or knowledge of, diving would be an advantage. Strongly recommend you hold a First Aid Certificate & VHF Licence. Coxswains taking divers to dive sites further offshore, or to coastal sites with which they are not familiar, should consider completing the ISA Advanced Powerboat Certificate.


This course may be run in Castlegregory on our boats using the tiller and console driven boat Alternatively, if a group has access to a suitable boat in a suitable location, the course can be run on-site.


Minimum 3, maximum 6 clients per instructor


2 days, 10am to 5pm each day


€330 per person discount for 3+ persons


ISA Dive Coxswain Certificate (on successful completion)

Course Program:
  • Boat handling
  • Diving operations including: Deploy shot lines, lazy shots, decompression stops; Describe use of equipment including magnemometer, grapnel hook; Deploy and recover divers etc.
  • Passage planning
  • Passage making
  • Weather
  • Coastal knowledge
  • Application of the “Rules of the Road”
  • Boat types
  • Safety & emergency situations
  • Care of boats & equipment