Bluewater Crew Training USA

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Bluewater Crew Training USA strives to be the primary global destination for domestic and international seafarers to obtain state-of-the-art, world-class training and service for the maritime industry, done in a supportive, friendly and customer-service focused environment. We believe in exceeding the highest standards set forth in the marine industries that we serve.

We offer a full range of training courses for those just starting out in the industry and all the required modules to reach the highest levels of your career.

Our 45,000 square foot Fort Lauderdale U.S. Coast Guard and U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency Approved Training Center features state-of-the-art classroom technology, sea survival training pool, fitness center and student lounge. These all-inclusive amenities combine to provide a comprehensive experience second to none.

  • Training Rooms equipped with SmartBoard technology, computers with internet access, video projectors, and comfortable desks and chairs
  • Training simulators for radar, navigation, communications and bridge/helm control
  • Marine Engineering lab
  • Indoor sea survival training pool
  • Break room equipped with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine
  • Student Lounge
  • Career Resource Library
  • Onsite showers and lockers
  • Bluewater also provides on-the-water and practical training including Fire Fighting and Advanced Firefighting

Bluewater delivers more than just training. We also supply a wide range of services from accommodations assistance, CV assistance, banking support and crew placement.

STCW Training Centers

Bluewater Crew Training USA have their training center located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America.

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Customer Reviews

Bluewater Crew Training USA reviews as published on Google:

  • J Marks

    J Marks

    Average rating: a month ago

    Ship's Cook In the USA! Took My Ship's Cook Assessment at the Ft. Lauderdale training center. Very intense, but Jim was very helpful and knows his stuff. Take the prep course, it is very helpful, again Jim is awesome! Practical assessment was intense, but smooth and not as intimidating as I heard other centers are. Thanks Bluewater, Thanks Jim, Cheers!

  • Caleb Johnson

    Caleb Johnson

    Average rating: 8 months ago

    I took an STCW course and I could not be happier. It was an awesome experience and the instructors where fantastic

  • Aubrey Blanchette

    Aubrey Blanchette

    Average rating: a year ago

    My experience with Bluewater could not have been better! As a greenie to the industry, I was very nervous starting my STCW training, however, even within the first hour, I felt as though I had found my second family (thank you Will!).

    I could not speak more highly of the instructors and the program (both STCW & Yacht & Estate Service Level 1) at Bluewater. Now I feel prepared and even more excited starting my career as a stewardess. I will definitely be returning to Bluewater for future courses and would recommend to anyone looking to enter the industry. Thank you all & keep being awesome!

  • CHRISTOPHER J Henderson

    CHRISTOPHER J Henderson

    Average rating: a year ago

    Great school for all your courses and STCW courses. I’ve done courses at many different schools around the world and the staff and teachers are fantastic.

  • Kelly Gordon

    Kelly Gordon

    Average rating: 2 years ago

    Excellent! That’s how I describe the quality of instruction and service at Bluewater Crew Training. As a former college professor and current motor yacht captain I would say that I have more of a critical eye for instruction. I have attended other schools for training and was sadly dissatisfied, so I was on the hunt for a high-quality school. Within the first few hours of class at Bluewater Crew Training, I knew that I had found the school that I was looking for. The level of expertise, quality of material, and delivery are exemplary. The staff were friendly, more than willing to help, and really took the time to get to know me and my individual needs. As I progress in my career as a captain, Bluewater Crew Training will most definitely be my school of choice! Again, excellent!

  • Anthony Ford

    Anthony Ford

    Average rating: September 4, 2017

    The staff and crew at Bluewater were professional, engaging and great teachers. I feel very confident in the instruction, skills and training I've received. I am definitely looking forward to working with Bluewater in the future.

  • Lance Witmer

    Lance Witmer

    Average rating: August 14, 2017

    I am not one to write reviews but I had the best experience with Blue Water. The classes are taught by true professionals with a desire to help you succeed in your yachting career. It's a hands on approach that works. I ended class Saturday and they have already helped me find work by Tuesday. Thank you to the entire Blue Water staff!

  • Viviana Bustillo

    Viviana Bustillo

    Average rating: June 19, 2017

    Ended up having a 1 on 1 training session and they still didn't cancel for lack of students. That was the first thing I loved.
    The facilities are incredibly clean and well prepared.
    The instructor kept the session interesting with real life scenarios and responses to those scenarios. It felt more like a discussion class than a lecture, which in my opinion creates a better learning environment.
    Definitely would recommend to other people. �����

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STCW Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
STCW Basic Crew Training Complete
Vessel Information Security Practitioner
ECDIS
Efficient Deckhand
General Ship Knowledge
GMDSS
OOW Navigation & Radar
Operational HELM
Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted)
Advanced Fire Fighting
Management HELM
MCA Master Business & Law
MCA Master Celestial Navigation
MCA Master Navigation & Radar
MCA Master Seamanship & Meteorology
MCA Master Stability
RYA Powerboat Level 2
Approved Engine Course 1
Approved Engine Course 2
Food Safety in Catering (HABC Level 2)
Food Safety In Catering (HABC Level 3)
RYA VHF Short Range Certificate
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program
Yacht and Estate Service Professional - Level 1
STCW Refresher
Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted)
Medical Refresher
Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and Personal Survival Techniques
Firefighting
Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
Medical
Medical Refresher
Medical First Aid
Medical Care at Sea
Vessel Information Security Practitioner
Life / Rescue Boat
Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted)
Food Safety in Catering (HABC Level 2)
Food Safety In Catering (HABC Level 3)
RYA VHF Short Range Certificate
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program
Yacht and Estate Service Professional - Level 1
Safety Management
ISM Shipboard Safety Officer
Crisis Management and Human Behaviour
Crowd Management
Security
Proficiency in Security Awareness
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
ISPS Security Officer
Engine / Electrical
MCA SV Applied Marine Engineering
MCA SV Chief Engineer Statutory and Operational Requirements
SV General Engineering Science 1
SV General Engineering Science 2
MCA SV Auxiliary Equipment - Part 1
MCA SV Auxiliary Equipment - Part 2
MCA SV Marine Diesel Engineering
Superyachts - Deck
ECDIS
Efficient Deckhand
General Ship Knowledge
GMDSS
OOW Navigation & Radar
Operational HELM
Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted)
Advanced Fire Fighting
Management HELM
MCA Master Business & Law
MCA Master Celestial Navigation
MCA Master Navigation & Radar
MCA Master Seamanship & Meteorology
MCA Master Stability
RYA Powerboat Level 2
Superyachts - Engine
Approved Engine Course 1
Approved Engine Course 2
Superyachts - Other courses
Food Safety in Catering (HABC Level 2)
Food Safety In Catering (HABC Level 3)
RYA VHF Short Range Certificate
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program
Yacht and Estate Service Professional - Level 1
Additional STCW courses
Vessel Information Security Practitioner