Seven Seas Preparatory Academy

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Offering STCW USCG approved courses and passenger ship training in Florida. Located in Orlando, Port Canaveral, Clearwater and Fort Lauderdale

Over 25 years experience training and facilitating courses, also specializing in passenger ship and yacht crew training.

  • Personal Survival Techniques (and revalidation)
  • Blended Basic Training  - Online + 2 day practical
  • Deckhand certitifed course. (STCW RFPNW)
  • PSSR
  • Fire Prevention Fire Fighting (and revalidation)
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Basic Training
  • Cruise Ship Entertinament Programs/Workshops
  • Crowd Management
  • Crises Management
  • Security Awareness
  • Yacht Crew Training 

STCW Training Centers

Seven Seas Preparatory Academy have their training centers in the following locations:

  • Port Canaveral, Clearwater, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach & Orlando, Florida, United States of America
  • Port Canaveral, FL, United States of America
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States of America
  • West Palm Beach, FL, United States of America
  • Orlando, FL, United States of America
  • Clearwater, FL, United States of America

Customer Reviews

Seven Seas Preparatory Academy reviews as published on Google:

  • Jesse Pryor

    Jesse Pryor

    Average rating: in the last week

    I had a great experience with my stcw. The instructors are great and very knowledgeable. Marcus was very involved and there for any and all questions. I highly recommend using seven seas to anyone.

  • Danica Barron

    Danica Barron

    Average rating: in the last week

    Excellent course. I had almost no nautical experience prior to do this so I had a lot to learn. The online modules were engaging and informative. The best part was the practical, however. The lessons really helped solidify the information and I feel much more comfortable working on a yacht or ship. Thank you so much!

  • Michael Farah

    Michael Farah

    Average rating: 3 weeks ago

    Great experience both online & in classroom. Well organized, user-friendly approach to achieving new mariner credentials or refreshing to current status. Recommended and will return in the future.

  • David Schwenk

    David Schwenk

    Average rating: a month ago

    Basic Training was so much fun and challenging also. The instructors were great and supportive as were my classmates ! Thanks Marcus ! Five Stars !

  • Sara Brudnicki

    Sara Brudnicki

    Average rating: 4 months ago

    I took my STCW course in Cape Canaveral and it was great. All of the instructors were so friendly and great at demonstrating. They also took COVID distancing seriously and made us all feel very comfortable. 10/10 recommend

  • Patrick Carey

    Patrick Carey

    Average rating: June 21, 2020

    I completed Seven Seas' STCW Navigation Watch Rating course in order to acquire my STCW RFPNW certificate. Prior to enrolling, Marcus was quick to respond in detail to any questions I had about the course, and continued to be very helpful leading up to the start of the course. The course is very well done and offers a high level of professional training. Marcus and Anthony were very knowledgeable and personable instructors and created a great learning environment for the course. I would definitely recommend getting any STCW certificates you need through this company!

  • Ray Hurst

    Ray Hurst

    Average rating: June 19, 2020

    Seven Seas is a great place and the owner Marcus is even more helpful. Everything was in order down to the toppings on my Lunch. If you are looking for Maritime courses then give them a call.

  • Shelby Jones

    Shelby Jones

    Average rating: June 15, 2020

    I have taken several classes all over the U.S. And Seven Seas Preparatory Academy is absolutely top notch. Marcus, the owner is outstanding and extremely knowledgeable about everything. Three courses overall, and I am super satisfied and happy with each one. I cannot say enough to thank or compliment them.

  • Victoria Navarro

    Victoria Navarro

    Average rating: March 2, 2020

    Instructors were all great and very informative! 100% recommend

  • Jack Blake

    Jack Blake

    Average rating: February 23, 2020

    Marcus was extremely accommodating to all of us. I was able to get the information I needed (logistics, logging, food, nightlight, etc.) for my time in Cape Canaveral to make my week great. That's not even mentioning the course. The instructors he partners with are incredible. The fire fighters were so fun and energetic, the eduction was great, the process was simple, and the entire time there were smiles because it was fun.

  • Jaquay Lundy

    Jaquay Lundy

    Average rating: February 11, 2020

    My STCW training experience was extremely rewarding. The course was nothing short of exact and concise. Each emergency circumstance was explained thoroughly, and we (my class) were given the tools needed to find a grounded mindset within a setting of chaos. I was surprised to find that we weren’t just going to read about how to react in an emergency situation, but actually be exposed to different real life scenarios. Marcus, Anthony, Lieutenant Bob Keane, as well as the other leaders at the fire department; did an amazing job with making us feel confident and in control, no matter the state of the environment. I have no doubt that if an emergency ever presented itself, I would be able assist in anyway needed.

  • M delaLuz

    M delaLuz

    Average rating: January 29, 2020

    This is absolutely the best training school one could attend. I just completed my two-day combined STCW course in Port Canaveral/Cocoa FL. The instructors are seasoned professionals with so much experience. The material was presented in the most professional yet simple way to understand and everyone was very personable and helpful. I felt personally challenged since I was clearly older than the rest of the students, but I was able to perform my tasks with success and I had a lot of fun doing it. Thank you, Marcus for open lines of communication, your patience, and for the encouragement. I can't imagine why anyone would go anywhere else for training. Great job!

  • M Stef

    M Stef

    Average rating: January 29, 2020

    I had a great experience when I took my STCW certification through Seven Seas. The owner was very easy to communicate with. The trainers were very personable and presented the information very clearly. I highly recommend this business if you need training or retraining for maritime certifications.

  • Kim Manawatao

    Kim Manawatao

    Average rating: July 27, 2019

    Had an amazing learning experience with Maritime Safety academy. Marcus, owner and instructor, was very knowledgeable, patient and made sure everyone was equipt and up to speed. It was a very comfortable environment whether you're already in the industry or brand new like myself. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the course especially the fire fighting course as it is the most thrilling part to be faced with real life fire situations. Thank you Marcus for sharing your years of knowledge and tips in the industry.

  • aj mascolo

    aj mascolo

    Average rating: April 20, 2019

    Excellent course all around. Loved that it is owner operated by Marcus who is highly experienced in the industry and holds an unlimited captains license. Flexible course options to fit your needs. Learned way more than expected. Excellent facilities including classroom, fire fighting, and in water training. I recommend this company for anyone needing Maritime safety training.

  • Alexey Trofimov

    Alexey Trofimov

    Average rating: April 7, 2019

    I took my STCW Basic Training Class at Cape Canaveral. I was very impressed with how knowledgeable and helpful the instructors were. The course felt comprehensive, very well put together. The owner of the school is very approachable and professional. Would recommend to anyone !

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STCW Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
2 Day STCW Basic Training & PDSD Combined
2 Day STCW Basic Training (USCG Approved Online & Practical - Blended Training) Cape Canaveral, Clearwater, Orlando & Fort Lauderdale
STCW 2 Day Basic Training Cape Canaveral (USCG Approved) Blended & MCA Compliant
STCW 2 Day Basic Training Clearwater (USCG Approved) Blended & MCA Compliant
STCW 2 Day Basic Training Fort Lauderdale/WPB (USCG Approved) Blended & MCA Compliant
Personal Survival Techniques Blended Course - Online & Practical
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Blended)
STCW Elementary First Aid (Basic First Aid & CPR)
Superyacht - Deckhand Course
STCW Navigation Watch Rating Course
Superyacht Steward (ess) Course - 3 Days
Yacht Deckhand 2 Day Live Virtual Course
STCW Refresher
Basic Fire Fighting Revalidation - 12 Hours
Personal Survival Techniques - Re-validation
STCW Basic Training Re-Validation
Firefighting
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Blended)
Basic Fire Fighting Revalidation - 12 Hours
Medical
STCW Elementary First Aid (Basic First Aid & CPR)
Life / Rescue Boat
Superyacht Steward (ess) Course - 3 Days
Yacht Deckhand 2 Day Live Virtual Course
Safety Management
Crisis Management and Human Behavior Blended Course (Cruise Ships)
Crowd Management Online Course (Recognized by all Cruise Lines)
Security
STCW Maritime Security Awareness (Recognized by all Cruise Lines)
STCW ONLINE Security Awareness and Crowd Management
STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course Online (E-Learning) Recognized by all flags.
Superyachts - Deck
Superyacht - Deckhand Course
STCW Navigation Watch Rating Course
Superyachts - Other courses
Superyacht Steward (ess) Course - 3 Days
Yacht Deckhand 2 Day Live Virtual Course