The class was great. I learned a lot in a short period of time. Thanks to the entire team at diamond marine services.
These guys are great! You’ll learn more and get more practical assessments signed off in one day than I can recall from any other training. I’m a blue water sailor so it was nice to get a taste of what tugs do and how they handle.
Highly recommend this class to anyone needed their TOAR cert or just what some exposure.
I will surely recommend this course to my shipmates
The class and practical are full of information that all mariners in this route needs to know . The instructors are very skillful and supportive .
Two thumbs up!
I originally signed up for a course and then was stuck on a tug at work and had to reschedule. Sam was unbelievably helpful and made it so easy to reschedule. These guys bend over backwards to help you succeed! They are also super great mariners and the tug Cornell is a treat to be on and worth the price alone.
I recommend this course to novices and to Old Salts.
I attended the TOAR course in early May 2016. It was a cold, rainy day on the Hudson, but Capt Pat and Capt Sam made the day an enjoyable and fruitful learning experience. The Tug “”Cornell”” is an old gal, but she took care of us as well as the currents out in the river.
Although not part of the curriculum, Capt Pat even showed us a demonstration of tying up and towing astern. I appreciate him and the crew for taking this extra time to show us students a little extra.
The instructors and crew are excited about towing, and are more than willing to share their knowledge with students.