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.

Pre-Requisites:

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.

Equipment:

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.

Ratio:

Minimum 3, maximum 6 clients per instructor

Duration:

2 days, 10am to 5pm each day

Cost:

€330 per person discount for 3+ persons

Award:

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