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The RYA Basic Sea Survival course is designed for all small boat users. The importance of having the knowledge to survive if you end up in an emergency situation at sea is crucial, and ensures you make correct decisions in a time of distress.


It is a proven fact that people equipped with the appropriate training are more likely to survive at sea. Liferafts, the equipment they contain and survival techniques form the central part of the RYA Sea Survival course. You will be taught about how to launch rafts, what the initial and subsequent actions in a raft are and receive some sound advice on longer term survival. Other topics covered include, the design of lifejackets, hypothermia and Search and Rescue techniques.


The RYA Sea Survival course includes a two hour practical session in a pool and students are encouraged to bring along their own wet weather gear and lifejacket in order to experience first hand the problems of entering and assisting the entrance of others, into an inflated and uncooperative liferaft whilst fully kitted out. This is a really hands on course.


For further information, please do get in touch.


Please note that these courses are carried out in  the Atlantis Leisure Centre, Oban.



Duration: The course is 1 day.


Included: RYA Sea Survival Handbook (G43), handouts and use lifejacket (although you are welcome to bring your own.


Student:Instructor Ratio: 16:1 max.


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