RYA Proficiency

It's like a driving licence, but for a jet ski!

Whether you're a new jetski owner wanting to learn the ropes, need a qualification to ride abroad, or are just looking to spend more time on the water than a tour would usually allow, an RYA PWC Proficiency is a great way to get to grips with riding a personal watercraft at a high level. Whether you're a seasoned pro or it's your first time on the water, this 1-day course will teach you the ins and outs of PWC operation and give you a recognised qualification.

A recognised qualification.

We're a recognised RYA Training Centre - which means you receive a real, recognised qualification from the RYA. And if you'd like, we can also provide you with an ICC certificate - internationally recognised and entitling you to operate a PWC in countries which legally require a proficiency qualification.

Course Content

Our comprehensive 1 day course can be scheduled for weekday or weekend bookings and is bookable by arrangement only. It consists of both an in-classroom theoretical component and an on the water trial. We'll cover the following:

  • Safety checks and procedure
  • Boarding, pre-depatrure and setting off
  • Use of charts and navigation
  • Maritime traffic and "rules of the road"
  • Stopping distances, precise handling and coming alongside
  • Handling at high speed
  • MOB (Man Overboard) recovery
  • Towing
  • Berthing, deboarding, closedown and aftercare procedure
I left knowing everything I need to know and feeling confident for when I get my PWC [...] I couldn’t recommend doing this course enough

Pricing and eligibility

This qualification is open to anyone over the age of 12, however those under 18 need to provide their own jetski to participate. For those over 18, jetski rental is available for the day.

Pricing varies depending on booking date, group size and whether you require a jetski. For most accurate pricing, please enquire using the links above and below. There is a fee associated with converting an RYA qualification to an ICC certificate.