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Marine Basic First Aid is the first aid course required for your SVOP

This is a first aid course for Marine and fishing industries that meets Transport Canada Requirements.

Marine Basic First aid is a basic first aid course with skills needed to recognize, prevent, and respond to first aid emergencies. The course includes CPR C (CPR for adults, children, and infants), CPR with the use of an AED. The course includes information on performing first aid in confined spaces and an emphasis on hypothermia as well as all other first aid skills to provide care for major and minor emergencies covered in the Standard First Aid and CPR C course.

Designed for anyone who would like to obtain a rating certificate or endorsement or a Master or Chief Mate limited certification or is the person providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 2, or sheltered waters.

Marine Basic First Aid is also recognized as Occupational First Aid level 1 by WorksafeBC

There is the option to take this course as a Standard First Aid and CPR-C course

Certification Length

3 years



Date And Time

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR–C is a two day course.


March 7 - 8 course is located at: Datum Marine in Tofino - Datum Marine offers the other three certifications required to obtain your SVOP.

May 6 - 7 course is located at Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino

The SVOP certification is made up of the following 4 courses:

1 - Marine Basic First Aid with CPR-C (renewal required every 3 years)

2 - SVOP - Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate

3 - SDV-BS - Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety Certificate (formerly MED A3)

4 - ROC M - Restricted Operator Certificate for Maritime Radio

To secure your place in a course Swell requires full payment. We will issue a full refund for courses that are cancelled because of unsafe weather conditions or for courses that do not run if participant minimums are not reached. If  we receives notice of a participant’s withdrawal from the course within fourteen days before the course date, a refund will be issued less a $20 administration fee.