RYA Sea Survival Course

Are you planning to use a boat this year, either commercially or for pleasure? If so, sea survival training is essential to safeguard you and your family. What’s more, the RYA Sea Survival training is a recognised qualification for anyone looking to become crew or a commercial skipper, and is essential for the operation of commercial vessels. This vital ocean safety course is also required for those seeking commercial endorsement on a Certificate of Competence or RYA Yachmaster Qualification

Our expert instructors will teach you everything you need to know about marine survival to keep you safe at sea during our practical sessions, including basic sea survival skills, how to construct and use the contents of a life raft and its safety equipment, and search and rescue techniques.

Do I need previous experience?

No, this course is designed for complete beginners and seasoned boaters alike.

What will I learn?

This 1 day course for RYA Sea Survival on the Solent with Ocean Sports will teach you the following: basic sea survival techniques, life raft contents, construction of a life raft, different types of life rafts, search and rescue techniques along with life jacket types. You will also get real life experience of being in a life raft (in the safety of a supervised swimming pool) and where possible have practical use of live flares.

Your day will include a pool session and a classroom session to learn the practical and theoretical skills of how to survive an emergency situation at sea, including during heavy weather and stormy circumstances.

Course Schedule

This 1-day RYA course runs between 0930 – 1700

Private courses also available any day from 0930 – 1700: (POA)

Course includes:

  • RYA Sea Survival handbook
  • Loan of a life jacket
  • Use of outer protective clothing
  • Expert tuition
  • Small group sizes 1:10

Although we will provide you with a life jacket and boiler suit you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Course costs:

£144.00 per person

Course Location

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina
SO14 5QF

Booking Details

To book, please look at our course dates below, email us or phone us on 02381 242159.

If you have any questions, or want to know if the course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm looking for RYA Sea Survival Courses near me. Where do you run your training?

Our RYA Sea Survival Courses in Southampton are run at our location in Saxon Wharf Marina and at a nearby local swimming pool for the practical session.

Is an RYA Sea Survival course essential for becoming a commercial skipper?

Yes! For those on a career path to become a commercial skipper, an RYA Sea Survival certificate is an essential asset to prove that your are competent at sea in the face of an emergency.

How much does an RYA Sea Survival course cost?

A full day training for your sea survival certificate will cost £120 per person.