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Personal Water Craft

A Beginners Course

  • 350 Amerikaanse dollar
  • Wellington Road

Service Description

This is a one-day theory and practical course designed to cover the requirements for the safe operation and maintenance of a Personal Watercraft. As well as the theory component, the instruction will emphasize the practical applications of handling a PWC on the water. Course syllabus Safety & Equipment Demonstrates correct use of life saving appliances and lifesaving equipment including: Life Jackets, Flares, Life raft, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguishers, Safety Harnesses, VHF Radio Demonstrates a knowledge of emergency duties in event breakdown, towing another craft, other emergency or man overboard. Basic use of VHF understands common radio terminology and regulations/licensing requirements Is familiar with VHF radio equipment and demonstrates correct radio procedures/emergency radio communications PWC theory and practical: Can differentiate between types and their comparative advantages and disadvantages Understands the concepts of jet drive engines, Demonstrates safe handling of PWC and fueling, Has a general knowledge of the safety equipment and spares/tools to be carried Can demonstrate basic maintenance and safety checks Understands basic PWC operations, load constraints, weight distribution, stability, balance Understands PWC handling, in different types of conditions, weather, other water users, swimmers etc, Understands the importance of weather, and the effect on safe operations Safety lookouts near swimmers, keeping a lookout, speed in anchorages. Launch and recovery, stowage, transfer to and from a vessel, and dock, coming alongside, beaching and launching from beach and handling with wind and/or current effects. Demonstrates ability to carry out visual checks and aids to monitoring engine condition, is aware of the contents of Tool kit, spare parts and service items Launching and Recovery Demonstrates safe launch and recovery procedures, understands the dangers of using launch ramps, control of trailer, ramp etiquette and other launching procedures from a larger vessel. Anchors and anchoring demonstrates a basic knowledge of different types of anchor and their advantages/disadvantages, correct scope for conditions Nautical terminology demonstrates a knowledge of terms and definitions: Types of PWC, Parts of a PWC and equipment names Relative direction, fore/aft, bows/stern, ahead/abeam/astern, port/starboard, windward/ leeward. PWC Under power Demonstrates and understands basic maneuvering, taking into account the effects of wind, tide

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We are so pleased you are deciding to choose MSWI to complete your courses. Our staff are professionals and their time and scheduling, is of the utmost importance to guarantee our quality service. To this end we do strictly adhere to our policies of cancellation. Please read the following carefully before you sign up. We require a 50% down payment to enroll you in a course. We retain 10% in case of cancellations more than a week prior to the course to cover administrative and reservation costs incurred by our school. If you cancel within a week of the course date, there is still a 10% administrative fee, and the balance of money will be allotted to a rescheduled date. WE DO NOT REFUND FOR BOOKINGS MADE WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS OF THE COURSE DATE ALL REFUNDS ON PAYMENTS PAID BY CREDIT CARD WILL BE PAID BACK TO THE CARD, and 10 % for administrative and bank costs involved will be deducted.

Contact Details

  • 42 Wellington Rd, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten


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