VDWS Water Sports

The  demand  for  Water  Sports  professionals  has increased with the increasing number of tourists visiting Maldives each year. Many Maldivians have the potential to become professionals in this field but are unable to do so due to lack of funds or other social barriers.  

The Water Sports Training Program aims to build a pool of local professionals ready for employment in the Water Sports industry.

Key Facts
COURSE TYPEProfessional programmes

Entry Requirement

Be at least 18 years of age.

Have general good health & fitness.

Be able to swim 200m without assistance.

Be able to speak, read & write in English.

Have medical clearance by a physician.


Certificate 3 in Aquatic Recreation (VDWS Water Sports Assistant)

  • Duration 60 Days
  • Course Fee MVR 14,800
  • Modules
    • VDWS Basic Windsurf Sailing
    • VDWS Basic Catamaran Sailing
    • Basic Jet ski Operation & Maintenance
    • SLSA Surf Rescue
    • Emergency First Response

Water Sports Assistant Instructor

  • Duration 30 Days
  • Course Fee MVR 10,800
  • Modules
    • VDWS Basic Kite Sailing
    • SLSA Surf Rescue
    • Motorboat Driving License
FACULTY / CENTREFaculty of Marine Studies (FMS)
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