Course information

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.

Course Pre-Requisites

Course dates

Day 1Day 2
Saturday 8th April 2017Sunday 9th April 2017
Saturday 13th May 2017Sunday 14th May 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017Sunday 9th July 2017
Saturday 19th August 2017Sunday 20th August 2017

Course price

Price: £260.00

How is the course run

  • 2 day course, no diving involved

What's included?

  • 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.

Booking Form

Medical Form

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.