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IYT Diveboat Operator


IYT Diveboat Operator

Please note that we are re-writing courses for the diveboat programme.  This is a new IYT course which we hope to release in Summer or Fall of 2019 .  It is not available at this time.  Below is the planned prerequisites, limitations and syllabus. 

Prerequisites: Medically fit to undertake the duties of a Dive Boat Operator. Hold the IYT Dive Boat Crew/Mate qualification or equivalent.

Recommended limitations: Master of Dive Boat vessels <15m.

IYT Certification on completion: IYT Dive Boat Operator <15m.

IYT Small Powerboat & RIB Master.

IYT VHF Radio operators certificate (if applicable).

Dive Boat Operator Course Syllabus:

  • VHF Radio Operators certificate (if not previously held)
  • Responsibilities of the Dive Boat Operator
  • Boat handling under power
  • Basic meteorology
  • Short passages-“line of sight” navigation
  • Basic compass and magnetism
  • Basic charts and chart work
  • Introduction to tides and currents
  • Buoyage and basic collision regulations
  • Navigation-lights and shapes
  • Dive crew safety and competency
  • Emergency planning and rescue
  • Control measures
  • Supervision of divers and snorkelers
  • Basic Electronic and night navigation
  • Engine trouble shooting and basic maintenance

Next Steps

As you advance and become more proficient as Crew or Skipper you take on bigger challenges that require proper training to ensure the safety of your family and friends. The bigger the boat or length of adventure the more training you require.

Most of us prefer to spend our time on the water and not in the a classroom. To facilitate this IYT has a series of E-learning courses available for the theoretical part of sail and powerboat training.

  1. If possible take a prep course online for you next level of training.
  2. Plan your training at one of our many schools worldwide.
  3. Book in advance with your school as class sizes and availability is limited.
  4. Review the IYT course progression details to learn about professional level courses.
  5. Spend time on the water and properly log your times.

The Boating Lifestyle is one of the most rewarding pursuits available. There is something physically and emotionally invigorating when you are offshore. To enjoy it fully you need the proper training & skills to be safe, prepared and command a vessel.

DiveboatStudent Information

Benefits Of An IYT Certification

Professionally recognized boating qualifications specifically targeted to meet the needs of the diving industry.

Training Standards

The objective for the new Diveboat training courses and certifications is to provide an industry wide standard for the professional dive industry.

Certificate Renewal

For many IYT certificates, there is the need to re-qualify for your certificate every 3 to 5 years. This ensures that our certifications are meeting international standards.

Career Opportunities

The IYT Diveboat Captain certifications contain Internationally Recognized Nautical Credentials.