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OA Academy Skill Enhancement Course

Updated: Mar 18

20 - 24 May 2024

Elevate Your Adventurous Spirit with One Atlantek's Skill Enhancement Course

Are you ready to embark on a journey that combines adventure with the empowerment of learning? One Atlantek invites you to unlock the full spectrum of your potential at the OA Academy, where the world of adventure and education converge in a unique blend.

Why Choose OA Academy?

At One Atlantek, we're renowned for curating the most bespoke luxury RIB charters in the South West. It's with immense pleasure that we introduce the OA Academy—an educational extension designed to transcend the ordinary and provide a different type of learning experience.

Our vision is broad and bold, aimed at igniting your passion for adventure while equipping you with invaluable skills that serve beyond the helm of a powerboat. At OA Academy, you'll find that learning is more than simply absorbing facts; it's a hands-on journey that prepares you for the scenarios you will face in the real world.

Experience Scenario-Based Training

The Academy distinguishes itself with a unique approach to education: scenario-based training. This method promises an immersive learning environment that is both dynamic and engaging. Located within the One Atlantek headquarters, our facility offers direct access to our boats and equipment, enabling you to delve into the intricacies of maritime life.

This unparalleled training ensures that you're not just learning in theory, but practicing and perfecting your skills in an environment that mirrors the actual challenges of adventure.

In partnership with Dawn Smith founder and owner of RYA accredited Aurora Sea School, we've crafted a course syllabus that broadens horizons and captivates the adventurer in everyone.

Dawn is a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster, Yachtmaster examiner and an accredited instructor in many maritime disciplines.. She previously worked commercially on the water for 20 years as a police boat skipper so is no stranger to working in extreme maritime environments. By the 25th of February 2019 Dawn was the proud owner of the title 'Ocean Rower' and a successful solo and unsupported independent row across the Atlantic ocean. 

​She has rowed the Atlantic three times, rowed the Pacific once and has rowed hundreds of miles round the UK coast

The curriculum includes:

RYA VHF Radio Course

Communication is the lifeline of the sea, and our RYA VHF Radio course ensures you're adept at using this essential tool. Our expert instructors will guide you through the proper use of VHF radios, including DSC (Digital Selective Calling), emergency procedures, and practical radio operations. By the end of the course, you'll be able to communicate effectively in routine, distress, and emergency situations, ensuring you and your crew remain connected, no matter the circumstances.

RYA Sea Survival Course

Your safety and that of your crew are paramount at sea. The RYA Sea Survival course equips you with lifesaving knowledge and practical skills that could make all the difference in an emergency. Learn about life rafts, the importance of life jackets, survival techniques, and how to properly use flares and other signaling devices. From simulated emergency scenarios to hands-on experience with safety equipment, this course is designed to keep you afloat in the most challenging conditions.

RYA First Aid Course

Medical emergencies require immediate and effective response, especially in the remote marine environment. Our RYA First Aid course covers CPR, wound management, hypothermia, seasickness, and other common ailments encountered at sea. You'll gain the confidence to administer first aid when it's needed most, ensuring the well-being of all on board.

RYA Essential Navigation Course

Chart a course to success with our RYA Essential Navigation course. Whether you're navigating familiar waters or exploring new horizons, our comprehensive training covers chartwork, tidal systems, pilotage, passage planning, and electronic navigation aids. We'll help you master the art of making informed decisions, interpreting weather forecasts, and understanding the rules of the road.

A Supportive Learning Environment

The OA Academy is more than a place of learning; it's a community. In our supportive and inclusive environment, growth is nurtured and camaraderie is fostered. Our experienced instructors are not just teachers; they are mentors who offer personalised feedback and guide you through scenarios that enhance your understanding and proficiency.

Collaboration is key, and you'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts, forming bonds that extend beyond the confines of the classroom.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Learning Adventure

Are you prepared to merge theory with hands-on practice? Are you brave enough to transform classroom discussions into tangible experiences? If you're nodding in agreement, then the OA Academy is your next destination.

This course is priced at £750.00 for the 5 days and includes all exam and certification fee's. There are just 8 places on each course and we are only running 1 course prior to this season starting in earnest.

If you want to secure your place then simply select the course below.

If you have any questions then please get in touch with Tim on

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