Water Safety and first aid on-board Course Details

Water Rescue CPR The course is designed to teach people

water safety

  awareness and rescue skills. The focus is on teaching safe practices on, in and around the sea. It has been designed to be very “hands on” with the majority of time being dedicated to practical skill learning using scenario situations… getting students to live, and feel the experience. To add to the realism, the course is delivered from a boat.

Students learn about potential sea based problems, water safety and self survival, moving on to rescue techniques in order to be able to help others as well as themselves.


1. This is not a boat handling or complete first aid course although these areas closely linked. 2. Although not a pre-requisite to the course, students are strongly advised to complete our EFR course prior to enrolling. (please contact us for further details)

Water Safety Skills taught on this course:

  • Water Safety Theory, Appreciation and Prevention

  • Boat Safety

  • Safety considerations when caring for children

  • Helping Yourself, Helping Others

  • Awareness & prevention of accidents and emergencies

  • Water Entries and Water Exits

  • Swimming (Styles and survival)

  • Casualty recognition, Care and Aftercare

  • Land and boat based rescue techniques

  • Water based rescue techniques

Why choose our Water Safety Course?

Water Rescue CPR The warm waters around the Greek mainland and islands are a fantastic asset to the country and have the potential to be enjoyed in many ways. Unfortunately, yearly drownings in Greece remain high compared to other EU countries. However research shows that a large percentage of these drownings could have been avoided if people adopted safe water practice. The course provides the opportunity for students to learn general safety awareness, water rescue and survival skills. These skills are taught in a realistic environment under the expert guidance of our highly experienced instructors.

What do I need to start?

  • No previous experience is necessary
  • The minimum age for students is 16 unless accompanied by an adult of 18 or over
  • Students must be able to swim to a reasonable standard. (Contact us for more details)

What will I do?

On arrival at the quayside, students will be invited on board the boat where they will receive a thorough introduction to boat based safety with practical demonstrations. We then cast off and travel to a nearby deserted island where we drop anchor and students continue training, learning and practicing rescue skills.

The course concludes with a snack lunch served on the island. This gives students a chance to relax and digest the mornings learning as well as lunch. Finally students are returned to the quayside.

How long will it take?

  • 4 - 6 hours including lunch and return to quayside

What will I need?

  • Swimwear, towel, heat and cold protection, change of clothing.

How much does it cost?

  • From 150 to 250 Euros per person depending on course, group size and location and includes all materials

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