Last week I attended your AB class with Gary Haugland as the instructor. I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know that Gary was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and willing to answer any questions. He taught the class in a way that made it easy to understand. I will highly recommend Compass Courses to my shipmates.

Thanks, Steve Gunn


Just completed your basic training course with Michael. I would first like to say that the school was excellent; all your teaching at school and outside was very knowledgable. I found all topics were covered really well to give me the knowledge I needed to know or be aware of. The North Bend fire section was really great. The instructors were excellent. I will highly recommend your school to people I meet in the industry that need training also.

Thanks Again.

Happy holidays!Rod Bonneville

Excellent facility, excellent instructors! Compass Courses raises the bar in the Pacific Northwest for safety training for the mariner. Look forward to more classes. Good job! Andy B.
You are such a huge improvement from the other schools I have attended. The instruction was dynamic, interesting and very well organized. I appreciated concern for the individual!Nancy
Excellent pool course. Great equipment. Anonymous
Overall the course was excellent! It is hard to find anything to improve with your courses! Carl B.
The course was informative, well-presented, and interesting on subjects that most of us have been trained in before. Learned some new things. Thanks for a great job! Jeff W.
The facilities, equipment, and instruction were top notch. Very efficient and organized. Rick Q.
Your course was professionally conducted. Job well done!! Timothy T.
I really enjoyed the passion displayed for the subject, and your facility is nice and clean and quiet! Mike S.
The instructor/student interaction was very good. The class was interesting and at times fun! I wouldn’t change a thing! Paul M.
Sophie got a “10”. You have excellent instructors and a great facility! Don Q.
I appreciate that you can make it important to stay current with the new USCG regulations. I also appreciate how you can make the classes interesting. I’ll be calling back when I need to renew! Scott G.
Everything was great! Keep up the good work! Ron P.
The pool facility and in-water immersion training plus life raft righting & entry was very well done. You are one of the best! Anonymous
The course was well laid out, and the instructor’s knowledge was great! The hands-on water training was safe and easy to understand. Thank you! J. Crenner
I found every aspect of the course to be well organized and well done! Overall a very well done presentation. Thanks for making the training experience enjoyable.Virbil R.
I enjoyed the sense of dedication shown by the instructors and liked the dog! J. Matthews
I cannot stop telling everyone I meet about my incredible experience at Compass Courses. The facility is incredible, and the instructors care and have a way of teaching that allows you to enjoy your experience while gaining your rating. I attended for the BST class, but I am considering becoming a captain…just so I can keep visiting all of my friends at Compass Courses. Chris Duncan
Compass Courses is the best maritime school in the United States. We are continually pleased at the outstanding students that graduate from their programs and become the sea’s next best! Dr. Paul Martin
My training experience at Compass was great! We had such a good time with the instructors that it made learning painless. If nothing else, check out the gravity lifeboat! It is one of a kind! Misty Phillips
I really couldn’t say what could be improved. Everyone was nice, the facilities are great, and the material was well explained and easy to understand. Thank you and see you at my next course. 4/13 PSC/Lifeboat
Amazing work on the onsite lifeboat and davit system!!! I was searching the entire West Coast for a lifeboat class with an onsite davit system. Luckily, a friend had taken your course a while back and told me about you. 4/13 PSC/Lifeboat
Everything done very well. I attended [another program] & felt this course was more informative, easier to follow, had better course material and equipment, and better instructors. 4/13 PSC/Lifeboat
This is by far the best place for maritime training. The instructors & facility are top notch. I’ve been to several so I know this to be true.4/13 PSC/Lifeboat