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Old 01 August 2013, 17:06   #1
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Bosiet / opito sea survival

Hi all

I need to get my BOSIEST or OPITO approved sea survival course done sharpish..

There are dozens of options for me to do the course in Aberdeen for a reasonable fee, but ideally I'd like to get it done somewhere nearish to Poole - so Devon, Dorset, Hampshire or even Gloucestershire would suit me better.

Does anyone know where I might have a chance?

Already tried Warsash but I thought they were a bit pricey...
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Old 01 August 2013, 17:46   #2
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I doubt you are going to find this for wildly less than a 800 inc vat. Sorry! Warsash is closer to a grand.

The course covers sea survival, fire fighting and helicopter evac, among other things.

This kind of overhead attracts a price tag!
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Fleetwood maritime college are usually the cheapest once you have removed the cost of accommodation in Aberdeen. But my company got a deal with survivex in Aberdeen and It was less than 800 inc vat but i think that may have been an introductory offer..
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Andark Diving?
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try HOTA, Humber Offshore Training Association
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Not sure if the Lifeboat College run anything for the public?
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They do but it can be tricky getting in.
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Old 05 August 2013, 15:46   #8
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Survivex ABZ I think were doing the basic week for a grand including the MIST and a Banksman Slingers ticket

i think Virgin fly from heathrow for a reasonable price
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When the liferaft failed to inflate and we had to pump the feck** by hand only to be be told at the end of the course that they NEVER arm the thing, thereby saving themselves the re-arming charge I nearly commited a criminal offence but decided said gun carriage carrier type was a serious lump.
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Very good thanks for replies. I did the course at Survivex in Aberdeen in the end as I have friends there I stayed with and was able to drive past on my way to and from work. Now dealing with the RYA who decline to accept the BOSIET course as a valid form of sea survival training. Talking of offences I've a good mind to drive over to Southampton and continue my latest conversation with them face to face.
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