How to obtain a skipper licence?
1. Fill application form + payment of Rs.500
2. Documents to be submitted
a. 2 identical passport size photographs
b. Copy of Identity card
c. Residence permit (if non-citizen)
a. Theoretical examination
Before the issue of a skipper’s licence, the applicant has to undergo a theoretical examination. The tests are carried out in Creole, French and English.
With a view to facilitating the issue of the Skipper’s Licence, the Authority has published the “Code La Mer” in Creole, English and French languages.
b. Practical examination
Candidates who have succeeded at the theoretical exzaminations , are called for the practical tests which are carried out in different parts of the island, namely Trou D’Eau Douce, Black River, Grand Bay, Blue Bay, Pte aux Sables, Poudre D’or, Bois des Amourettes and Le Batelage (Souillac)
It is organizing training courses every three months during a period of 3-4 days. on the “Code de la Mer”. Training is compulsory prior to theoretical examination in Creole.
4. Issue of licence
If successful at practical examination, a skipper licence is issued against payment of Rs.500.
5. Important Note
§ A skipper licence is valid up to the age of 65.
§ A fee of Rs.750 will be charged for a duplicate skipper licence.
§ Tourists on holidays in Mauritius are NOT granted any provisional licence by the Tourism Authority, even if they are holders of an international skipper licence.
§ For a non-citizen married to a Mauritian, a residence permit is compulsory.