Paperwork: All you would need to bring with you is your license or your MMC.
Location: The address of the dock where we meet is 304 6th St Verplanck, NY 10596.
Time: We will meet at 0800 on the day of the class. We typically finish up around 1500 but may have to go longer depending on how the day goes. If travelling by air, we strongly recommend planning to arrive to the area at least the evening before the class. Though it may be possible to make late evening flights out of local airports, we cannot guarantee a time that we will be all finished up. Please consider this when securing return travel.
Lodging: We recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located 5 minutes from the dock. The property opened in April 2014 and offers free parking, wi-fi, brekafast and an indoor heated swimming pool with fitness center. The hotel is located at 2 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill, NY 10566. We have a local negotiated rate worked out with the hotel. To secure this discount, hit the hotel logo below to go to our direct booking page. As an alternative, you can contact the hotel directly at (914) 743-5700 and mention "Diamond Marine Services" when booking.
**NOTE: Even though we have a local negotiated rate with the hotel, we have found instances when the agreed rates they gave us were actually higher than booking with the website directly. We urge you to check and use any resources (AAA membership or similar) to get the best rate at this hotel.
Airports: Below is a list of Airports with estimated drive times to the dock.
- White Plains (HPN) - 0:45
- Newburgh (SWF) - 0:50
- LaGuardia (LGA) - 1:00
- Newark (EWR) - 1:30
- John F Kennedy (JFK) - 1:30
- New Haven (TVN) - 2:00
- Hartford (BDL) - 2:00
Price: The total program costs $2000. We ask for a $300 deposit to hold your spot in the class. The balance of $1700 can be paid at the class with a check or cash.