Sea Survival Course

  • 04 Dec 2022
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Andark 256 Bridge Road, Lower Swanwick, Southampton, Hampshire UK, SO31 7FL
  • 7



A one-day course for anyone going to sea, providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat.

A genuine lifesaver

Cruising is one of the safest leisure sporting activities, and 99.9% of those afloat will never use their liferaft. However, if you are part of the unlucky 0.1% your chances of survival will be greatly increased if you understand how to use the equipment and how to help yourself.

It is a well-proven fact that, in the event of an emergency at sea, people with training are more likely to survive.

An important part of the course is a practical session in a swimming pool. Experience first hand the problems of entering an uncooperative liferaft and assisting others while fully kitted out in wet weather gear and a lifejacket.

Course topics include:

  • liferafts and the equipment they contain
  • survival techniques
  • the design of lifejackets
  • medical aspects of sea survival
  • search and rescue techniques
  • The RYA Basic Sea Survival Course Completion certificate is awarded on satisfactory completion of the course.
  • You will need old clothing like a tracksuit etc (not jeans) to wear in the water, and a towel. You may bring your own waterproofs and footwear, but these must be clean.
  • If you have your own lifejacket then this might be  a good time to test it. Re-arming kits can be purchased in the Andark shop or other chandleries.
  • The course is classroom and pool based requiring a degree physical ability, please contact us with any questions. We have our own swimming pool on site.


  • Course materials and manual
  • Certification
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Free Parking
  • Course run in the Andark onsite pool and classroom


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