Escape from the submerged aircraft.

Pilots of light aircraft and helicopters occasionally have to make the decision they hope they’ll never have to make – to ditch in water. Having survived the impact with the water, the next step is crucial for pilot and passengers – how to escape from the submerged aircraft.

The standard course comprises 3 simulated ditches in our custom-built “Dunker” – a capsule representative of the cabin of the majority of commercial helicopters and small aircraft.

A flat ditch is followed by a submerged 45° exit, and finally by an inverted 180° escape drill.

All ditches are supervised by experienced instructors, with safety divers ready to assist in the pool if required.

You can also do the dunker for fun! Honestly, you will enjoy it. For group bookings and parties see Corporate Events.

Andark’s on-site retail facility offers a comprehensive range of safety equipment, lifejackets and survival suits.


Course price

Pricing varies based on availability and timing, please contact us for more details.

(If you work in the offshore industry you will require an OPITO certificate or an offshore survival course. Then contact Warsash Maritime Academy on 01489 576161 or visit

Certification Sessions

£224 per person – HUET

£275 per person – HUET & Life Raft

£315 per person – HUET & Life Raft with STASS

Course dates for the certification sessions above

Tuesday 4th June – 12-2pm

Fun/Corporate Sessions

These are non-certificated.

£750 per session

  • Maximum 12 people.

£850 per session

  • Includes liferaft drill (maximum 12 people).

Course dates

Please contact us for dates.

Various dates may be available upon request to suit groups.

How to book

Phone Sharon on 01489 581755
E-mail to arrange dates.

Booking Form

Liability & Medical Form

STASS Medical Form