New Zealand Underwater Courses described on this page:
Master of a Small Commercial Boat (MSCB)/Master of a Small Dive Boat (MSDB)
See New Zealand Underwater Syllabus in Detail
See New Zealand Underwater Trainers
Recommended course materials may be obtained from New Zealand Underwater trainers and are as for the Boatmaster Certificate Course.
Please click on http://www.nzunderwater.org.nz to go direct to the New Zealand Underwater site.
The Master of a Small Commercial Boat (MSCB)/Master of a Small Dive Boat (MSDB) programme is designed to fulfill the training requirements as specified in the MSA training framework for a person wishing to operate as a skipper of a vessel of six metres or less for the purpose of transportation and occupational diving activities.
The course is run as:
Part One and Two are run concurrently for candidates of Master of a Small Dive Boat (MSDB). Prerequisites:
Prior to a certificate of competency being issued the candidate shall fill the following requirements:
Master of a Small Dive Boat (MSDB) candidates additional requirements:
Part One: Section A - V Master of a Small Commercial Boat
By the end of this section you should be able to explain and demonstrate the procedures for launching and retrieving trailed craft of six metres or less from a recognised boat ramp or suitable launching area.
You should also be able to:
|A||Demonstrate maneuverability of the craft in confined and open waters as specified by the MSCB/MSDB syllabus whilst observing local regulations and international avoidance of collision regulations.|
|B||Demonstrate correct anchoring techniques with reference to depth, type of bottom, tide, wind conditions, ropes to use and appropriate knots to tie.|
|C||Demonstrate tying up procedures in marina's, at wharves and on mooring buoys.|
|D||Demonstrate the correct procedures to take during emergency situations and understand distress signals, radio procedures and precautions to take to prevent emergency situations arising.|
|E||Demonstrate what to do in a man overboard situation and how to stabilise a person after a man overboard situation including treatment for hypothermia and shock.|
|F||Demonstrate knowledge of buoys and beacons utilised in New Zealand waters.|
|G||Load and secure generic and specific equipment as specified in the vessels Safe Operational Plan (SOP).|
|H||Demonstrate how to use required equipment as required by New Zealand Underwater Code of Practice.|
|I||Understand weather forecast and predict forecast for the next 12 hours for intended operational area of the craft.|
|J||Explain how to read a weather map and know where to obtain a weather forecast.|
|K||Demonstrate how to use charts including tidal charts as specified in the MSCB/MSDB syllabus.|
|L||Demonstrate use of the boats and hand bearing compass as per the MSCB/MSDB syllabus.|
|M||Demonstrate tying the knots as described in the syllabus and know the application of knots and rope types.|
|N||Understand the effects of poor stability and loading and know how to correct for good stability.|
|O||State the procedure for dealing with accidents as listed in the syllabus including writing an accident report. See appendix for appropriate MSA accident reporting form.|
|P||Demonstrate knowledge of the water recreational regulations, marine notices, relevant safe ship management systems, safe operational plans and avoidance of collision regulations.|
|Q||Demonstrate knowledge of how to handle and prevent marine pollution appropriate to the vessel.|
|R||Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate marine engine operation, function, cooling stating, transmission and electrical system.|
|S||Understand bilge draining and pumping systems and how and when to use.|
|T||Demonstrate knowledge of machinery checks, adjustments, minor repairs, instrumentation, spare parts, tools and equipment.|
|U||Understand the causes of fire and explosion and know how to respond.|
|V||Demonstrate safe working practices.|
Part Two: Section 1 - 10
Master of a Small Dive Boat
Candidates wishing to qualify as Master of a Small Dive Boat need to also complete the following section.
|1||Demonstrate standard international diving hand signals|
|2||Demonstrate use of a drift line|
|3||Demonstrate dispatching and retrieval of divers and their equipment|
|4||Demonstrate use of a separate anchored buoyed diving station|
|5||Know how to respond in a diving emergency|
|6||Demonstrate the use of emergency oxygen|
|7||Demonstrate knowledge of signals to recall divers|
|8||Demonstrate secure loading of diving equipment|
|9||Demonstrate when and when not to fly the Code A flag|
|10||Demonstrate loading and off loading divers from a beach in calm conditions|
Click for the syllabus in detail:
This syllabus is specific to power driven vessels of six metres or less. The syllabus is in two components - general knowledge and engineering. The syllabus covers the following:
See New Zealand Underwater Trainers.
Recommended course materials are as for the Boatmaster Certificate Course.