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Submarine Pilot Experience

Join our submarine pilot course and experience the deep sea in a unique way.

Operate a submarine and discover the deep sea!

Has it always been your dream to operate a submarine? Sign up for a pilot course experience on Curaçao! During this submarine experience you will gain insight in the world of submersible diving in a real submarine. This is the perfect option if you are eager to try operating a submarine but are short on time or not quite ready for a full certification course. You will make some of the steps it takes to become a certified submersible pilot.

We offer three types of pilot course experiences:
• Introduction Pilot Course - 1 day
• Supervised Pilot Course - 6 days
• Private Pilot Course - 12 days

These courses are great for adventurous individuals who are looking to broaden their horizons with a truly unique deep sea experience. Enjoy loads of hands-on under water action, with no official exams. Candidates that successfully complete these course will however receive a certificate and may progress with a professional course at a later stage.

The submarine pilot experiences take place on the island of Curaçao in partnership with Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx. The training facility is located at the edge of a pristine deepwater reef, only minutes from the shore. We can arrange a full package including accomodation on the island.


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Note: Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for starting the Pilot Experiences.

  • Introduction Pilot Course

    The program consists of a brief classroom session and introduction to the submersible, followed by hands-on diving activities. You get to dive right into the action! The introduction will cover the basics of submersible diving. Under supervision of a pilot instructor you will be able to control the submersible yourself and experience first hand what it is like to operate a submersible. The course includes 3 training dives and 1 exam dive.

    Type of course: Experience Diving
    Duration: 1 day
    Certification: Introduction Pilot Certificate
    Training dives: 3
    Exam dives: 1
    Prices from: € 4000

  • Supervised Pilot Course

    With the Supervised Pilot Course you get to operate a submarine under the direct supervision of a chief pilot. The 6-day program consists of several classroom sessions (topics include buoyancy control, maneuvering, navigation, safety, etc.) and no less than 12 training dives.
    Candidates that successfully complete this course will receive a Supervised Pilot Certificate and are able to continue with a Professional Pilot Course at a later stage.

    Type of course: Experience Diving
    Duration: 6 days
    Certification: Supervised Pilot Certificate
    Training dives: 12
    Exam dives: 1
    Prices from: € 15500

  • Private Pilot Course

    The Private Pilot Course is designed for individuals that want to master all aspects of submersible operations, but don't necessarily want to work as a pilot. During the course, you learn submersible maneuvers, navigation techniques, emergency procedures and dive planning. Private pilots are trained to navigate a submersible by themselves. Candidates that successfully complete this course will receive a certificate and are able to continue with a Professional Pilot Course at a later time.

    Type of course: Experience Diving
    Duration: 12 days
    Certification: Private Pilot Certificate
    Training dives: 18
    Experience dives: 2
    Top-side dives: 4
    Exam Dives:1
    Prices from: € 25500

Submarine Pilot Experiences can take place year-round. The courses are taught to just 2-4 people at one time to ensure all candidates get personal attention and real dive time.

We offer three types of pilot course experiences:
• Introduction Pilot Course - 1 day: from € 4000
• Supervised Pilot Course - 6 days: from € 15500
• Private Pilot Course - 12 days: € 25500

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