Sail along West Cork’s stunning Atlantic coast. Learn to be a crew member or progress to Day Skipper for safe sailing. Explore offshore and ocean crew opportunities to gain experience and sea miles.
- Age: 12 years
- Prices from : €795
- Duration: 5 Days
- Spare Clothes: Recommended
- No of People: 4 -6
- Available Days: Mon-Fri or two weekends
- Refreshments: Yes
- Equipment and Safety gear: Provided
- Practical use of all skippering skills gained.
- Offshore Yacht Preparation:
Preparing to sail in a situation where a safe haven is not available for security by ensuring equipment is reliable and developing a sense of self-reliance.
- Offshore Passage Planning, Navigation and Routing:
Upgrading navigational strategy and planning required when sailing greater distances of open water. Fully understanding current effects, sea patterns, wave state and weather routing.
- Gulf Stream:
Understanding and properly utilizing oceanic currents and eddies.
- Offshore Communications:
Understanding how to maintain contact with the rest of the world for weather, satellite telephone calls or a friendly VHF “hello” with a passing vessel.
- Handling and Preparing for Emergencies:
Providing medical attention onboard while at sea. Familiarity and proficient use of all personal and onboard emergency equipment.
- Heavy Weather and Overboard Recovery:
Focus on potential heavy weather tactics and heavy weather recovery methods.
Our primary focus
Safety is our primary focus. All our boats are equipped with life jackets, life rings, and other safety equipment. Our staff is trained in primary & secondary care skills, enabling them to respond to any type of emergency. Safety is our primary focus.
Our staff is trained in primary & secondary care skills, enabling them to respond to any type of emergency. Safety is our primary focus. All our boats are equipped with life jackets, life rings, and other safety equipment. Our staff is trained in primary & secondary care skills.
Our company offers a wide range of diving courses, including beginner courses for those new to diving, advanced courses for experienced divers, specialty courses for specific diving interests, and professional courses for those who want to become diving instructors.
No prior experience is required for our beginner courses. We offer courses for individuals with no diving experience and provide all the necessary training to ensure you can dive safely.
We provide comprehensive sailing training for beginners as well as advanced courses for experienced sailors. Our training covers essential skills such as boat handling, navigation, safety procedures, and seamanship.
Yes, our sailing courses are suitable for individuals for 16 years and upwards.
Powerboat courses are designed to teach individuals how to operate powerboats safely and confidently. Our courses cover topics such as boat handling, navigation, safety regulations, and emergency procedures.
No, we provide all the necessary diving equipment for our courses. However, if you have your own equipment and prefer to use it, you are welcome to bring it along.
The duration of our diving courses varies depending on the level and type of course. Beginner courses usually last between 2 to 4 days, while advanced and specialty courses may take longer.
Yes, our diving courses are internationally recognized and adhere to the standards set by PADI. Upon completion of a course, you will receive a certification that is accepted worldwide.
You can book our services through our website or by contacting our team via the contact form on our site or give us a call on +353 86 241 2855. We will be happy to assist you in selecting the right experience or course and guide you through the booking process.
Cancellation made more than 30 days prior to the scheduled activity: Full refund.
Cancellation made between 15 and 30 days prior to the scheduled activity: 50% refund.
Cancellation made less than 15 days prior to the scheduled activity: No refund.
In case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, the company reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the activity. In such cases, participants will be offered the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
We sailed with John and had one of the most memorable experiences. John shared his local knowledge and expertise with us and showed how to operate a sailboat safely. We learnt about wind, weather and tides. The best part was seeing the wildlife in silence, we could hear the whales and dolphins breathing and the noise the wild birds made. It was truly a magical experience that we will never forget.
We have had many repeat visits to Baltimore Diving Centre. John goes above and beyond in making sure that our dives are safe and enjoyable. His local knowledge, expertise, and well-maintained boats and equipment all contribute to a fantastic diving experience. Highly recommended.
Baltimore Diving is a family-run business in Co Cork, Ireland. I have been diving for 30 years and found the owner/skipper to be one of the very best. John Kearney leads the Co Cork Underwater Search and Rescue team and also is cox on the local lifeboat, so be assured you are diving with someone who knows what he is doing. John goes out of his way to make sure you have a great holiday. The diving, wildlife and the countryside are all top quality. Chorley BSAC highly recommends John and Baltimore Diving to our fellow divers.