Not satisfied with just diving from powerboats and want to experience the thrill of driving one at 30 knots? Then the PADI Boat Handler Distinctive Specialty is what you’re looking for and more. The PADI Boat Handler Distinctive Specialty runs exactly the same as the RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course and in fact you will get a dual certification and the opportunity to apply for an International Certificate of Competence, ICC, in planning power craft up to 10 metres.
The course covers all you need to know for self-sufficient power boating at a basic level. The course includes launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat. High speed manoeuvres, man overboard, the use of GPS, as well as coastal navigation, tides and weather are all included. After completing the course you will be self-sufficient in handling a powerboat in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations and those of your craft.
|Day 1||Day 2|
|Saturday 7th April||Sunday 8th April|
|Saturday 12th May||Sunday 13th May|
|Saturday 7th July||Sunday 8th July|
|Saturday 18th August||Sunday 19th August|
|Thursday 30th August||Friday 31st August|
|Saturday 13th October||Sunday 14th October|
|Thursday 25th October||Friday 26th October|
|Saturday 8th December||Sunday 9th December|
How is the course run
- 2 day course, no diving involved
- Powerboat log book
- Powerboat manual
- Life time certification
- Boat fuel
- Lifejackets and Drysuit
- RYA Certification Up-grade
All Andark days 9am and finish 5:30pm (approximately). A minimum of 2 people are required for a course to run, unless otherwise stated.
Personal tuition may be available, ask for details and prices. Group booking discounts are also available. Andark supports equal opportunities – if you have any special requirements, please get in touch with us.
Boat handling courses take place on the Hamble River, Southampton Water, and in the Solent area, weather permitting.
How to book
Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.