Why Study Online?

There are many reasons why Splash is an incredibly effective learning platform - making your individual learning path as effective as possible and, very importantly - Fun!

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Why study RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship online?

Firstly, Splash was conceived and designed to meet the needs of today's modern students.

For desktop, tablet and mobile

The online course materials for Yachtmaster, Day Skipper, and Essential Navigation and Seamanship courses can be accessed by any modern device such as iPhones, iPad, tablets etc, in fact any device that has a good Internet connection. This means that learning with Splash will fit in with today's busy lifestyles and will function perfectly satisfactorily whether on the move or relaxing at home. This brings a whole new concept to attaining marine qualifications that lead to a higher level of confidence and safety on the water.

Splash courses cover all aspects of navigation theory and more, making them equally suitable for all those involved in work or leisure activities on water. Divers, anglers, dinghy sailors, canoeists, hovercraft pilots, powerboat navigators, racing yachtsmen are some of the activities that have brought students to study successfully with Splash.

All the student has to do to study with Splash is to sign on via any Internet connection, and log in to the Splash course to continue from where he or she last left off. There are no cumbersome software programs to install on your machine. Your existing browser is all you need. This means your computer won't run any slower when you study with Splash, unlike many other solutions in the marketplace.

Advanced online technology

There are many reasons why Splash is an incredibly effective learning platform. Under the covers of Splash, there is a very advanced state of the art database which although almost invisible to the student, helps manage the interface between student and tutor. This gives the student individual proactive support from both the tutor and the learning system, which permits having the personal learning path modified to suit individual needs.

Even more advanced technology is used to monitor the effectiveness of each and every aspect and module of the Splash course. Data monitoring of student interaction and progress are used to analyse the learning techniques effectiveness, and changes are made on an ongoing basis to ensure that the learning with Splash improves constantly.

There is no other RYA navigation online course that puts this Splash advanced technology to such good use on the Yachtmaster, Day Skipper and Essential Navigation and Seamanship courses. You can be sure that many hours of expert teachers and technical experts have been put into developing your Splash course to make your individual learning path as effective as possible and, very importantly - Fun!

The benefits of Splash

Splash was created from our twin passions for sailing and learning, offering the best teaching programme to give you the best sailing experience.

Instant access

Instant access to your course – as soon as you purchase you can start online learning.


State of the art Cloud servers are fully backed-up ensuring your course will be there when you want it.


Fully compatible with all modern devices – you can access your course anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection.

Tutor support

Your tutor monitors your progress and provides regular contact with online support available 24/7.

Student comments on their Essential Navigation theory course

We ask all of our Splash students to tell us what they think of their course

I needed a course with flexibility because I wanted to learn the different modules in an individual way. The most impressive thing - really outstanding - was the response of John if I had some questions. He always esponded immediately. Really an unforgettable experience.

This is a superb course that has clearly been well thought out to deliver good quality training, using multimedia and teaching aids such as charts and plotters to their best with prompt and knowledgeable support and for distance learning it could not be better.

As soon as enrolled able to access materials especially as some as the course does not require materials such as dividers or charts so you get the good feeling that you have paid and you are getting something back and could start straight away and there was no peer pressure and can be done at own pace to suit personal situation.

The personalized help was greatly appreciated and any further information needed was always promptly given in a very friendly manner. Never felt silly for asking or like I was being too bothersome.

A superior eLearning experience

Wherever you are online, Splash will work with you – suitable for all modern devices. We even have our own secure messaging system – no need to email. Total support and great learning is the Splash experience.

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