Bluewater Yachting

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STCW Basic Safety Training is comprised of 4 modules taken over 5 days.

1. Personal Survival Techniques (PST) - 1.5 days
2. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) - .5 day
3. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Basic Fire fighting) - 2.0 days
4. First Aid / CPR (Basic First Aid) - 1.0 day

STCW Basic Safety Training focuses on basic safety skills and knowledge in order to provide a framework for safe working practices, emergency procedures and teamwork within the maritime environment.

This course is considered a minimum entry requirement for anyone who wishes to work on yachts or in commercial sector of the maritime industry. It is engaging, challenging and most of all fun! However what you learn during the STCW basic training, could save your own life or that of a crew mate or guest.

STCW stands for the “Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping” as determined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The STCW Basic Safety Training course is mandated by ALL flag States for all working seafarers. It is the international standard, approved by MCA, USCG, the Marshall Islands Registry and nearly every leading flag state in the world.

In 2010, the STCW convention was reviewed and ultimately added Security to the basic certification requirement. As a result Bluewater Crew Training in Antibes now offers the Security with Designated Duties module, which runs frequently throughout the year.

STCW Training Centers

Bluewater Yachting have their training centers in the following locations:

  • Antibes, France
  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Customer Reviews

Bluewater Yachting reviews as published on Google:

  • Robert Bath

    Robert Bath

    Average rating: 6 months ago

    Its all good until it isnt...Really bad attention to detail. Impossible to get access to staff when advice is required concerning an on line course. Attitude from the top down really disappointing.

  • Julie Mounier

    Julie Mounier

    Average rating: a year ago

    Very good training center. The training and the crew team are very welcoming and caring. The organization of the course sessions is well oiled (a bus can take you to the training center, the classrooms are well equipped, the free coffee break is very punctual). The trainers are really excellent, very professional, with a touch of humor and very easy to understand for non english native spoken. I highly recommend Bluewater for all your training.

  • Richard Lickley

    Richard Lickley

    Average rating: a year ago

    I needed to do my refresher before I could join a boat and they were quick and accommodating to help me out escprcially as I kept having to change locations and dates. Really happy and awesome training

  • Mirjana Macic

    Mirjana Macic

    Average rating: a year ago

    I had amazing experience with Bluewater courses! Our mentor managed to turn boring subjects in a course full of fun and good experience! He managed to transfer knowledge on us keeping our attention every minute of the class... Was really good and pleasant experience. Keep going like that!!!!

  • Luka Prpić

    Luka Prpić

    Average rating: 8 months ago

    Professional and really polite individuals. Really good website and useful information. Have opportunity to do some courses and looking forward to do it again.

  • Guy Renner

    Guy Renner

    Average rating: January 8, 2020

    Great course, qualified for the seas. Great deliverance of course material. Trainers kept focus of all who attended, free coffee wasn’t bad. Transportation was easy. General course easy to follow, very good support and information provided. Very safe environment also entailing a very practical & easy experience for the “fire service requirements”. Great time.

  • Christina Klassen

    Christina Klassen

    Average rating: January 8, 2020

    Bluewater is offering an acceptional service. I've enjoyed my trainings with their instructors and found the staff genuine and helpful.
    I recommend them!

  • Christopher Harding

    Christopher Harding

    Average rating: January 8, 2020

    Having used Bluewater training to complete all of my courses from basic STCW through OOW modules to Masters modules, I can attest to the quality and professionalism of the staff and facilities at Bluewater Antibes. Their services have proved to be efficient and effective for training and for crew placement. To be recommended!

  • Ruhan Grobler

    Ruhan Grobler

    Average rating: January 8, 2020

    Best, most helpful training center agency.
    I do not even consider other options. Bluewater is always my first choice.

  • Rábago Marlon

    Rábago Marlon

    Average rating: August 29, 2017

  • Christopher Bayle

    Christopher Bayle

    Average rating: July 24, 2017

    Just finished my Yachting in Action course with bluewater last week. Could not have had a better time! The whole team from the office staff through to all of the instructors were great! Very proffessional and freindly. Would definitely reccommend this course and company to everyone.

  • Becki Milton

    Becki Milton

    Average rating: July 24, 2017

    Very helpful friendly team, help with lists for accomodation etc. All courses were in English run by instructors who know the yachting industry well. Great advice and support and resturant on site along with coffee/vending machines and a club house

  • hbr john

    hbr john

    Average rating: July 6, 2017

    Société à fuir car proche de l'escroquerie. En effet beaucoup d'éléments ont été volontairement dissimulés comme par exemple l'impossibilité de travailler sur des bateaux français avec leurs formations !!! Il y a un très gros manque d'informations dans cette entreprise qui n'accompagne pas du tout Les gens vers l'emploi. À mon avis ça ne doit pas être dur de trouver mieux ailleurs

  • Clifton Hunt

    Clifton Hunt

    Average rating: October 7, 2016

    Not very helpful at all. Staff knew nothing about the so called training courses. The person I spoke with seemed to have a limited mental capacity. Try using words with only a single syllable or take a 5 year old with you to help with communication.

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STCW Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
STCW Basic Safety Training Week