There are a wide range of facilities at Plymouth University for students on marine courses and of course one of our best assets is the sea itself!. We also have a brand new marine building which incorporates a state of the art simulator which is used extensively in our teaching. You can learn how to navigate any type of vessel from a small powerboat, right up to a super tanker or containership.
Plymouth Sound is a beautiful natural harbour which provides the perfect platform for all kinds of water sports, as well as opportunities to gain a whole range of knowledge in marine science, oceanography, navigation and many other important topics for a professional seafarer.
The University is very proud to have its very own Diving and Marine Centre on the waterfront, where a variety of boats and ribs are used to support diving, seamanship training and marine research activities. Our brand new Dufour 445 and three new day boat are based there and navigation and maritime Science students make regular use of these vessels to support their studies. The main leisure water sports location is the Mount Batten Centre which is equipped with a range of sailing dinghies, as well as many other types of watercraft.
There are hundreds of other privately owned yachts and powerboats in Plymouth and many students make connections with their owners and get opportunities to gain experience on the water.