With the fast pace of modern life it is not always possible to organize a day or two to sit in a classroom. In some cases, people have to travel far to reach an approved facility.

The online course covers the SAMSA syllabus for the ‘R’ (Inland waters) and ‘E’ (1 Nautical Mile Sea) entry level licenses.  A holder of a R-license can upgrade to an E-license the moment he/she has the necessary sea hours – without doing another course.

Who should do the online course?

  1. Anyone, who does not have the time or facility nearby, wishing to write the SAMSA examination and apply for a skipper license.
  2. A person who wishes to study beforehand and then attend a  skipper course.xsound-signals
  3. Anyone who wishes to have more knowledge on the handling of a water going vessel but does not necessary wants to write the SAMSA exam.
  4. “Skipper assistant” It is a good idea to have a backup on board should something happen to the skipper. This can include anyone who cruises on a regular basis with an existing skipper. Someone younger than 16 can do the course but can only write the SAMSA exam after turning 16.


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by Hentie Mostert on Skipper Courses

Excellent information and presentation.

by Piet Crous on Skipper Courses
Skippers Courses

Baie dankie. Die kurses was baie leersaam en ek het dit baie geniet. Die vrae en antwoorde na elke les het my baie gehelp om die werk nog meer te kon verstaan veral tussen die Engelse en Afrikaanse terme.

by Steph Marais on Skipper Courses
Very well detailed

This course gives you all the necessary information and tips required for a skipper and provides beneficial understanding of the sea and how to operate in it.

by Vincent on Skipper Courses
Skippers Course

Excellent layout and presentation, easy to follow and understand, thorough coverage of all the aspects

by Danie Steytler on Skipper Courses

What an awesome course! Quick yet with all the information that is needed to be a good and safe skipper.

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