Remember to always wear your life jacket and designate a sober skipper!
Thanks to grant funding from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Sea Tow Foundation has distributed close to 15,000 life jackets nationwide to help make recreational boaters safer on the water.
To find a Sea Tow Foundation life jacket loaner stand near you, click here.
DONATE TO THE SEA TOW FOUNDATION
We need your support to help make recreational boaters safer on the water. Your tax deductible donation will be used to:
purchase safety equipment such as life jackets and whistles;
run boating safety programs, including the Boating Safety Challenge at Boat Shows;
develop a boating and alcohol awareness campaign;
and support other initiatives to keep boaters safe on the water.
Marine Technician Training
At UTI, they've specialized marine repair technician training to a new level–the Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI). If open waters are calling, the answer of exciting career options start here.
At MMI, you receive real world training on state-of-the-industry technology. Working directly on the latest models, students learn “hands-on” to trouble shoot, service and repair four- and two-stroke outboards, stern drive, rigging, fuel & lube systems, electrical, and more. You’ll undertake diesel marine engines too.
It’s being factory-trained on Mercury®, Suzuki®, Yamaha®, Honda and Volvo-Penta®…and it’s included in the MMI Core program!
durationThe Marine Technician Specialist Core Program starts every 3 weeks and runs 51 weeks. Flexible class schedule. Work while in school—tap into our career assistance early!
Mission: To conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through research, stewardship, education and advocacy.
The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution focused on the "Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea". The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We display international developments reflecting early male and female pioneers, and their attempts to explore, understand, and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story.
More History Museums in Florida!
The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle: www.campgordonjohnston.com
Civil War Soldiers Museum in Pensacola: www.cwmuseum.com
Florida Holocaust Museum in St.Petersburg: www.flholocaustmuseum.org
Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee: www.museumoffloridahistory.com
Apalachicola Maritime Museum in Apalachicola: ww.ammfl.org
The Indian Temple Mound Museum in Fort Walton Beach: www.friendsofthemuseums.org
The National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensicola: www.navalaviationmuseum.org
Follow the Aquarius Reef Base!
Sea School offers U.S. Coast guard approved maritime training and is considered to be the premier maritime training school in the country. We've been in business for over 42 years with convenient locations along the eastern seaboard, gulf coast and the Caribbean. Our coast guard approved instructors are the best in the industry.Whether you're new to the maritime world or an "Old Salt", sea school has you covered. We never forget that you're the customer and your career goals are as important to us as they are to you.
MPT offers all levels of certification, license and document study programs, many of these offer in-school testing and are USCG Approved and recognized by many foreign administrations. Our training programs are designed to meet and exceed IMO standards and are STCW Compliant.
There are many schools that offer very limited instruction at high costs to you. At MPT, we know that students learn best by hearing, seeing, and doing! We individualize our student's needs, and never forget that our success depends on your success. This creates confident, successful students, and satisfied customers. I believe that is why our school has grown faster than any other maritime training school in the country.
Our client list includes commercial shipping companies, marine corporations, the military, vessel management firms, the world's best super yachts and thousands of individuals whose word of mouth recommendations are responsible for our success. We invite you to come and tour our school, meet our instructors, talk to our students, and see what we have to offer. Once you have seen us, you won't go anywhere else!
Want to become a charter boat captain?
Florida Keys Community college has partnered with Mariners Learning System. Whether you are pursuing a
professional career in commercial boating, or simply looking to enhance your knowledge, we have a program to
meet your educational needs.
Sunshine Coast Adventures is an award-winning American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing school offering live-aboard sailing lessons and sailing charters in the beautiful Florida Keys and Bahamas. We provide sailing classes from basic sailing to advanced cruising and coastal navigation. Courses can be taken individually or combined into a weeklong live-aboard adventure cruise vacation.
Captain Jennifer McLean has been named Outstanding Instructor by the American Sailing Assosiation. For more information on the American Sailing Association visit www.asa.com.
Attention Mates looking to continue their expertise in the dive industry. This dive company offers many opportunities for anyone trying to relocate, work, and take dive classes in the Florida Keys.
Captains Marine Online
Captains Marine Online was established in 1980 by Captain Flynn Smith, and is approved by the United States Coast Guard
( USCG ) and National Maritime Center ( NMC ) to conduct captain's license courses. Our captain's courses feature Captain Flynn Smith's detailed explanations and over 30 years of experience on the subjects. We offer a detailed classroom review from USCG NMC licensed instructors the day of the final exam giving you access to idividual expert assistance and the greatest opportunity for success.
Captain School Key West
Mentoring the modern mariner!
Learn to Free Dive!
Immersion Freediving was founded in 2010 with the goal of offering the most comprehensive freediving courses on the market while teaching students to dive deeper, stay longer, and most importantly become safer. My approach is to take the skills that I have developed as a 279ft competitive free diver and modify those techniques so they are applicable to a recreational freediver or spearfisherman. I will fundamentally and permanently alter your approaching to free diving by showing you the Immersion way.
The USCG Auxiliary conducts vessel safety checks at Blackwater Sound Marina, MM103.8 Bayside, every 3rd Saturday of the month. Public welcome! 305-998-8400
Florida Keys Sea Cadets
USNSCC is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval
disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and
technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional development system.
USNSCC is comprised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people
ages 13 through the completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior
program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 10 through 13.
Captains For Clean Water is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that fights to restore and protect our water resources.
Upper Keys Sailing Club
The Upper Keys Sailing Club is a non-profit association with clubhouse and facilities on Buttonwood Sound, located at mile marker 99.5 bayside in Key Largo, Florida. The UKSC was founded in 1973 by local families interested in supporting the competitive, educational and social aspects of sailing within a community-based sailing club. Today, over 40 years later, the UKSC is a strong organization with membership of over 140 family and individual members. The UKSC calendar features individual races, weekend regattas, and series races. The Club periodically hosts educational sailing programs and special events. There are many regatta dinners and holiday parties held throughout the year as well. They also have an active Youth Sailing Program that provides sailing instruction for youth in the community between the ages of 8 and 16.
DON'T FORGET YOUR SALTWATER FISHING LICENSES !
Also, this goes without saying, a lot of questions can be answered on the USCG site.
It has a wealth of information and resources. Head on over and give it a look.