Sea Survival

This program addresses the risks associated with travel over or near water by providing the maritime, aviation, oil/gas, and wind industry with knowledge and skills to survive emergency situations.



Presentation on hazards, equipment, and procedures associated with water survival

Surface evacuation from a floating aircraft

Surface water survival via group and personal hypothermia mitigation (Life raft and immersion suits)

Search and rescue devices and procedures

Use of live pyrotechnics

Vessel transfer (optional)

Vessel transfer to Turbine (optional)

Man-overboard and recovery of person-in-the-water (Optional demo)



Eight (8) Hours


This course is partially conducted in our temperature-controlled training tank and partially in the Long Island Sound in Groton, CT. Participants are subject to New England seasons. In-case of inclement weather this course may be alternatively conducted, in its entirety, in our temperature-controlled training environment.



Participants under the age of 18 require parental consent. Participants under the age of 12 may audit the course under the direct supervision of a guardian not involved in training.



All participants who complete the program in accordance with the learning and performance objectives receive a Survival Systems USA course completion certificate.



Courses are scheduled on a rolling basis. Training calendar seats are booked on a first come, first serve basis.​

Learn how to survive in open water

Handheld Flare


"I did the sea survival and aviation survival and egress training and I thought it was very valuable. You actually go into the open water for sea survival and it increases your confidence in the water substantially. They have environmental effects like rain and light night which add to the intensity of the egress training. I was very happy with the overall quality of the instructors and the training." - Allyson Costa​, US Military Client

Request Validation for FAA WINGS Accredited Activity 

If you've attended our training and would like to request validation through the FAA website, please select the appropriate FAA WINGS accredited activity below. When selecting credit validator on the FAA website, choose email tab and use


SSUSA-C-010 Post Aircraft Ditching Coastal Water Survival (4-Hour WST1)


SSUSA-C-110 Post Aircraft Ditching Sea Survival (8-Hour WST2)

Survival Systems USA

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Survival Systems USA, Inc.

144 Tower Avenue Groton, CT 06340