Galileo Maritime Academy

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Galileo Maritime Academy is Asia's only MCA accredited crew training facility for Superyachts, Cruise Ships, Merchant Shipping and Offshore Oil & Gas.  Based at Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket, Thailand, Galileo is approved to issue STCW certification to seafarers on behalf of MCA, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency of the UK Department for Transport, for the 5 basic elements of STCW 2010, for STCW Refresher courses and for Advanced STCW Courses.

Whether you are a new entrant to the maritime industry or an experienced professional seafarer, Galileo offers the highest standard of training and practical experience at sea on our training boats, tenders, fast rescue boats, life-boats and davit launched life-rafts, in our IMO and MNTB compliant Advanced Fire Training Facility, our 3m deep survival training pool, our waterfront School of Marine Engineering and on our Survival Craft & Recue Boat + Fast Rescue Boat training facility.

We provide full board luxury accommodation in our own Crew Residence which overlooks the amazing seascape of Phang Nga Bay and Asia's largest superyacht marina, Yacht Haven.

Galileo & Yacht haven Marina is located just 10 minutes drive from phuket International airport.

A unique feature of Galileo is that we consider it a vital part of our mission to help all our graduates develop their careers in the maritime industry. We have excellent relationships with ship management companies, offshore oil & gas operators and crew agencies, and about 200 client superyachts whose owners and captains trust Galileo to provide properly prepared and MCA certified crew.

We continually run an early bird promotion throughout the year for those who wish to book a minimum of 2 months in advance.

STCW Training Centers

Galileo Maritime Academy have their training center located in Phuket, Thailand.

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Customer Reviews

Galileo Maritime Academy reviews as published on Google:

  • lemmlawyer


    Average rating: 4 months ago

    Waste of money. There's no help at all to find a job after training and to be honest it a pretty basic training. You don't really learn that much. I don't recommend it.

  • Martin Graaskov

    Martin Graaskov

    Average rating: 6 months ago

    If you live in SE Asia and need MCA approved STCW courses then this is the place to come. I completed STCW basic and advanced refresher courses here in December 2018. Facilities and staff all very good. Much cheaper than going back to the UK and I brought my family along and had a very nice break in Phuket too!

  • Marcé Theron

    Marcé Theron

    Average rating: 8 months ago

  • Kan Nutakul

    Kan Nutakul

    Average rating: 5 months ago

  • Nelis Bakker

    Nelis Bakker

    Average rating: a year ago

    It's not real position of the Academy, hoop they remove it because taxi bring you there and before you are at the actual place you've been driving around for an hour. Real time 10 min from airport in the Yacht Haven.

  • Filippo Macciò

    Filippo Macciò

    Average rating: January 9, 2018

  • Alejandro Tracyraeder

    Alejandro Tracyraeder

    Average rating: October 18, 2017

    I studied STCW course at Galileo and was extremely impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the staff and instructors. Highly recommended!

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