Coastal Navigation…it’s Easy!

Australian Version (500+ programs purchased)

For hundreds of years there has been this mystique about coastal navigation. Yet in reality the process is quite simple.

In response to our successful online Marine Radio program, All Hands on Deck Maritime Training have devised a number Coastal Navigation programs for Australia, The United Kingdom and the United States. The information below is for the Australian version. Our Coastal Navigation course has been created for use in both online and offline distance learning. This allows you the flexibility to learn and practice coastal navigation techniques, regardless of where you live around Australia and at your own pace.

The Coastal Navigation…it’s easy! program can teach you to navigate in just a few hours…

The course covers a wide range of coastal navigation topics which are designed to make you knowledgeable and confident even if you have never stepped on board a vessel. If you already have some boating background this program will build on your current knowledge and allow you to practice over and again so that you can keep your knowledge ‘current’. The Coastal Navigation course covers the following:

  • Receive unlimited phone & email access to our Trainers
  • Learn Coastal Navigation Terminology
  • Learn to interpret nautical chart features
  • Understand chart reliability
  • Identify charts symbols, dangers, soundings, lights etc
  • Use nautical charts for plotting courses, dead reckoning (DR), estimated (EP) and confirmed (fixes) positions
  • Learn how to plot Transits, measure distances and find directions
  • Understand and use Speed, Time and Distance calculations
  • Understand and apply Variation and Deviation to courses and bearings
  • Be introduced to Radar and GPS for use in navigation
  • Conduct a simulated passage
  • Understand and apply tidal and current information and much more
  • Coordinates, Latitude, Longitude, Meridians, Lights, Finding and/or Plotting positions
  • The Compass, Variation, Deviation, Compass Error, ‘Swing the Compass’ and Pelorus Compass
  • Plotting positions and courses, converting true courses to compass courses
  • Relative bearings, Transit bearings, The ‘Running Fix’, The ‘Four Point’ bearing, ‘Double the angle on the bow’, The Extreme Range fix
  • Set and Drift, Tides, Tidal Streams, Find the Depth, Anchoring overnight
  • The Estimated Position (EP), more Set and Drift, Plotting course to counter Set and Drift
  • Buoyage, The ‘Cardinal’ system, Lateral Marks, Isolated Dangers, Special Marks, Safe Water Marks, IALA Buoyage
  • The Sextant, How the Sextant works, Horizontal angles, Distance off by Elevation
  • Conduct a simulated passage applying courses, taking bearings and applying set and drift. This brings it all together.
  • Electronics in Navigation including – GPS, Radar, Radio etc

The coastal navigation program comes in 4 different formats based on your requirements.

You can access the program for 30 days for just $39.00, or unlimited access for just $99.00,

Unlimited access to the program with  chart, parallel rules etc supplied cost $199.00  or you can purchase the the complete program with navigational equipment and final assessment leading to the issue of a national recognised Statement of Attainment for just $495.00.

Do you already have navigational equipment such as parallel rulers and dividers? Have you completed a coastal navigation course before and still have chart AUS 252? If so there is no need to buy the equipment and chart again. The version of Coastal Navigation…it’s easy is ideal to keep your skills alive and revise your skills at your pace. This component includes:

  •  Coastal Navigation Training program (electronic download)
  • Additional online exercises covering Understanding Nautical Charts, Tides, Set & Drift, Chart Symbols, Terminology and more
  • Unlimited assistance (7 days a week) via phone or email

For this option please click on the box below

Do you need navigational equipment such as parallel rulers and dividers? We can supply them for you. The version of Coastal Navigation…it’s easy is ideal to keep your skills alive and revise your skills at your pace. This component includes:

  •  Coastal Navigation Training (electronic download)
  • Additional online exercises covering Understanding Nautical Charts, Tides, Set & Drift, Chart Symbols, Terminology and more
  • Chart AUS 252, Parallel Rules and dividers are mailed to you upon enrollment
  • Unlimited assistance (7 days a week) via phone or email

For this option please click on the box below

This version is for those that wish or need to obtain a Statement of Statement of the Unit of Competency MARH001. All training material to be used in the coastal navigation course is supplied and includes:

  • Coastal Navigation Training program (electronic access)
  • Chart AUS252 (sent by mail)
  • Parallel Rulers (sent by mail)
  • Dividers (sent by mail)
  • Additional online exercises covering Understanding Nautical Charts, Tides, Set & Drift, Chart Symbols, Terminology and more
  • Unlimited assistance (7 days a week) via phone or email
  • Final assessment for the issue of a Statement of Attainment

For this option please click on the box below

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