PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PRIVATE SUBMARINES

SEAMAGINE PROVIDES WELL ESTABLISHED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PILOTS, TOPSIDE CONTROLLER, CREWS, TECH MAINTENANCE

WELL PROVEN TRAINING PROGRAM

 

1. OUR PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE US COAST GUARD

SEAmagine initially developed its pilot training program for private submarines in conjunction with the US Coast Guard and established jointly the qualifications requirements, the theory curriculums, practical curriculum, emergency drills, operations protocol, training minimum requirements and more. This initial program was the stepping stone that has since been expanded over the years and has been implemented in numerous countries for different ships and operational setups.

 

2. WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING SUBMERSIBLE PILOTS & CREWS SINCE 1999

personal small private submarines showing setup.

SEAmagine has been training submersible pilots for its private submarines since 1999 with an excellent track record regarding safety and ensuring each setup becomes highly qualified performing submersible operations and gain solid proficiency. Over the years the training program expanded to cover not only the pilots of private submarines but also properly form the support crew and ensure that the topside controller, who acts as a control tower, is also formally trained. Establishing safe and practical submersible operation is more than just training a person to pilot private submarines, it is about establishing a system of operational protocol and train all personnel involved to be familiar on operational procedures.

 

3. WE PROVIDE ON GOING TECHNICAL TRAINING OVER THE YEARS

classroom of submarine training.

SEAmagine training program has a long successful history to ensure that after the initial setup and training that the personnel are qualified and confident handling private submarines. During the initial training we also train the crew in the basic maintenance of the submersible that covers the normal daily aspects. Over time we continue the technical training of the crew during the annual surveys and preventive maintenance schedules so that each operation constantly improves its self-reliance.

 

SEAMAGINE TRAINING COVERS ALL OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF PRIVATE SUBMARINES

OUR TRAINING PROGRAM FOCUS IS AT FORMING PILOTS AND QUALIFIED SUPPORT PERSONNEL FOR SUBMERSIBLE OPERATIONS

personal small private submarines showing setup.

Our training program is not limited to simply training a person to pilot the submersible but instead aims at forming a professional crew to handle private submarines safely, efficiently and according to approved protocols. SEAmagine’s training program progresses in three main phases:

a. Theory Training

b. Practical Training

c. Technical Maintenance Training

These three phases are covered with the pilots as well as selected topside controllers and support crews.

 

TRAINING PILOTS FOR PRIVATE SUBMARINES

personal small private submarines showing setup.

The training of the private submersible pilots themselves is the main focus of the program and all support personnel are trained alongside the pilots. The training of the pilots begin with 7 days of theory classes to cover the core systems on the private submarines themselves as well as operational procedures, emergency procedures, and maintenance items. During this theory training phase we invite as many of the deck crew and support personnel to attend to familiarize themselves with the operational procedures that will be executed during the practical phase. After the classes the program involves each pilot to perform 20 - 25 dives with a SEAmagine instructor. The dives begin in shallow water and gradually go deeper to the maximum depth rating of the submersible, ensuring a solid level of proficiency for each pilot. After all the theory classes and practical dives are completed a final exam is required that concludes the pilot training.

 

TRAINING TOPSIDE CONTROLLERS

During the operation of private submarines a topside controller is assigned with “control tower” authority that supervises the operation while the submersible is underwater. The topside controller is in constant communication with the pilot and also tracks the depth and location of the submersible while underwater. The topside controller needs to attend all the same theory classes as the pilots after which they are trained by SEAmagine instructor topside while the pilot is being trained underwater.

 

TRAINING SUPPORT CREWS FOR PRIVATE SUBMARINES

It is recommended that the general support crew attend all the theory classes that the pilots must undergo to familiarize themselves with submersible protocol and formal operational procedures they will assist with. During the pilot practical training by one SEAmagine instructor a second instructor covers the topside training of the crew from launch and recover to normal assistance and emergency drills.