Our ISSA Basic Deckhand Course is a superyacht  training course that will give you the vital STCW 2010 basic safety training certificate plus.
This superyacht deckhand training course is a composite 14 day course (Four ISSA courses are included).

The course aims to provide prospective deckhands with the skills, training and certification to apply for opportunities as a deckhand on all types of yacht.

If you have a skill such as catering, carpentry, electrical engineering, or plumbing you might think you would be attractive to superyacht captains. Actually this is not the case, as a minimum you also need STCW2010 basic safety training. The other training courses included will be invaluable in making you much more attractive to a skipper.  With the qualifications gained on this superyacht training course you can approach any owner or skipper with the confidence that you have the skills needed.

These courses are ideal for anyone training for their first position on any yacht. STCW2010 is a mandatory course for all commercial seafarers. The ISSA VHF Radio Course and the RIB Skipper Course are valuable courses as many "deckies" will be required to work with radios and the large RIBs that are standard on most superyachts.

The International Crew trains you to be a competent crew on a sailing or motor yacht. Download the PDF for more details of the course

International Sailing Schools Association
Additional Details:
See the following ISSA Courses:

STCW 2010

  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
  • Basic First Aid (Emergency First Response)
  • Sea Survival Techniques
  • Security Awareness

Yacht Crew
RIB Skipper
VHF Radio Operator

Previous experience: No previous experience required
Duration: 14 days
Qualifications: As above
What's Included: Instruction, Course materials, Certification, Beverages

We can help you with the following on request:
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Motor Bike or Car Rental
  • What to do and where to go in Phuket
Course Dates:
Courses start each month - contact us for exact start dates


Basic Deckhand Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price (THB)
60 Days Before 30 Days Before Full Price
Phuket 14 110,000 113,000 116,000