RYA Power Boat Training

Here at Mutiny Diving we run our RYA courses throughout the year, both during the week and at weekend , however we do not publish a strict training schedule as we often find students require flexibility in there chosen dates. Plus here in Dover we can run full training courses even if the weather is poor due to the large enclosed harbour and marina areas - something few can offer !.............. Please contact Chris on 07889 821266 or emial info@mutiny-diving.com to book your course......we will be pleased to schedule a course to suit you needs where ever possible.

Currently availabe 2014 dates for RYA Course are :

JAN 04th,05th,18th,19th  -  FEB 01st,02nd15th,16th  -  MAR 01st,02nd,14th,15th  - APRIL 03rd,04th,21st,22nd -

MAY 01st,02nd,20th,21st,30th,31st  -  JUNE 16th,17th,19th,20th  -  JULY 02nd,03rd,17th.18th  -  AUGUST  02nd,03rd,28th,29th.

SEPTEMBER 11th,12th,25th,26th  -  OCTOBER 09th,10th,29th,30th  -  NOVEMBER 08th,09th,15th,16th,21st,23rd -  

But if these don't suit , just give us a call to arrange your prefered dates/times.                                                 


RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course (1day) 149

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. Fun and exciting course, ideal if you are new to "Powerboating" and looking to learn new skills, experience and gain more confidence. Most of this course is conducted in the sheltered waters within the harbour at Dover, where you will learn how to safely handle a powerboat. ......"Great way to spend a day , learning new skills"

It can either be taken as a stand-alone course or integrated into the two-day Level 2 course - Please contact Chris on  07889 821266 for further details and booking info.

Assumed knowledge None
Minimum duration 1 day
Minimum age 8.- Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate
Course content Launch and recovery (8-11 year olds observe)
Preparation of boat and crew, boat handling,  picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed
Ability after the course Able to drive a powerboat safely  (Juniors under supervision)

Call Chris on 07889 821266 or email info@mutiny-diving.com for further details and booking info.


RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course (2 day) 295

This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Assumed knowledge None. May be preceded by Level 1
Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate

Course content

Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard

Ability after the course

Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

Call Chris on  07889 821266 or info@mutiny-diving.com for further info and booking details.


RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course (2 Days) 295

This course covers the practical use of pilotage and passage planning by day on coastal waters using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques.

During the two days you also cover more advanced boat handling. It is recommended for anyone considering moving on to the Advanced course.

Assumed knowledge Boat handling to the standard of the Level 2 course with a coastal endorsement
Minimum duration 2 days 
Minimum age 16
Course content Planning a day cruise, boat preparation, boat handling, pilotage, passage making, man overboard
Ability after the course Able to plan and execute

Call Chris on 07889 821266 or email info@mutiny-diving.com for further details and booking info.


RYA Advanced Powerboat Course (2 days) 345

This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips.

It includes navigation by day and night, weather and other aspects of skippering a small boat on more challenging passages in coastal waters.

Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Day Skipper shorebased course.

Students taking the Advanced course must hold a VHF/SRC operators certificate and a first aid certificate.  All candidates are required to hold a first aid certificate.  Acceptable certificates include the RYA's First Aid Certificate, First Aid at Work, First Aid at Sea or any other certificate issued on completion of a course which is a minimum of one day's duration, recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and includes the treatment of hypothermia, cold shock and drowning.


Assumed knowledge Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with navigation and chartwork to the level of Day Skipper Shorebased certificate.
Minimum duration 2 days including at least 1 night navigation exercise
Minimum age 17
Course content Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising
Ability after the course Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night

Call Chris on 07889 821266 or email info@mutiny-diving.com for further info and booking details.


RYA VHF Radio Course 145 + SRC Exam Certificate fee of 30

A one-day course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC)  equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment. This can be done by attending this one-day course or, if no tuition is required, you can enter for direct examination.

Course topics include:

  • the basics of radio operation
  • the correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

The course will be taught using radio simulators and will be examined by a short written test.

Call Chris on 07889 821266 or email info@mutiny-diving.com for further details and booking info.

Available March 2013 onwards


First Aid Course 99

Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

It fulfils the requirements for:

  • professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters;
  • the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF's regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE. 

The subjects specific to boating include:

  • the recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • seasickness and dehydration
  • medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • helicopter rescue