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Carl - Commercial Trainer/AMSA Assessor and Recreational Skippers Ticket Trainer

Carl's career has taken him to Europe, the Red Sea (Egypt), the Maldives, Sulawesi, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef and Western Australia from Perth to the Abrolhos, Ningaloo Reef and the Kimberley including the Rowley Shoals and Scott Reefs.  He has been involved in scuba diving operations, super yachts, industrial vessels, ferries and charter boats as a Skipper, 1st Mate or Engineer.

Carl also provided training to crews onboard the new Customs Patrol Vessels, 58 metre Cape Class Vessels built by Austal Ships in Henderson, WA (see Customs training video).

Carl’s experience includes all of the vessels pictured on this website and references are available if you would like to confirm this.


Carl is a Master 45 (previously known as Master 4) and is qualified to operate commercial trading vessels up to 45m in length in EEZ and up to 100m in inshore waters. Qualified to keep Navigational and Engine room watches offshore on ships outside the Australian EEZ (Economic exclusion zone) and has to provide proof of this seatime to keep his licences current.

So do your research, don't be afraid to ask about the qualifications of your chosen trainer. We will always have these qualifications on hand if you would like to see them.

Carl’s other qualifications

  • AMSA International Navigation watch rating
  • AMSA International Engineering watch rating
  • AMSA Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 and 2 (MED)
  • Marine Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP)
  • AMSA Certificate of Safety Training STCW95 
  • First Aid Instructor
  • Master Scuba Instructor
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Police and Working with Children Clearance


"I really enjoy the training side, ensuring clients go away with enough skills and knowledge to stay out of trouble on the water.  We prefer to take more time in our courses, at our own expense, so clients can learn as much as possible.  Apart from being great value it's part of our commitment to their safety." 

Customs Training Video