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In 2015, Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd acquired <a href="">Westcoast Powerboat Handling</a> when the owner, Jimmy Watt, retired.

Transport Canada courses for commercial operators include <a href="">Med A3</a> and Small Vessel Operator Proficiency <a href="">SVOP</a>.
<p align="left">The Restricted Operator Certificate <a href="">ROC -M</a> (Maritime with DSC Endorsement) can be offered at the same time.&nbsp; The course can be completed by self-study followed by a review and the exam with a recognized examiner.</p>
Courses may be arranged in Sidney, or at your location.


Bruce Stott
Bruce Stott
President/Chief Instructor
Nautical Experience

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