About Us

About South West Maritime Academy:

South West Maritime Academy are pleased to offer world class education, training and many commercial services to the maritime sector across the globe. Our team of maritime and safety professionals offer both training and support / charter services across a range of specialisms, be it bespoke training, mandatory STCW training or safety services for specific projects.

Our purpose built training facility just north of Bristol – just off of Junction 14 of the M5 – allows us to cater for all your essential maritime training requirements on a single site. We are a one-stop-shop for maritime safety training and crew update requirements.

SWMA’s RYA school in Portishead is the perfect place to attain your RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification, as well as being the base for our practical STCW Fast Rescue Boat courses.

Be it STCW Basic Safety Training, STCW2010 Update Training courses and packages, MCA approved courses or a range of RYA courses we have something for everyone who is looking for either a career at sea or who is looking to develop their maritime leisure skillset.

Our onsite Technical Services department cater for a range of diving equipment repairs, cylinder refills and servicing and advice.

SWMA also have full use of the lake at Cromhall Quarry, and we offer both open water swimming and diving for recreational and training requirements. More information about this can be found here.

We’ve prepared some information for you to look at, to learn more about who we are and what we offer.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

You can also view our Terms and Conditions.