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About Us


Safe Water Training is led by Donnchadh Mac Cobb, one of the most experienced and qualified Powerboat Operators, Instructors and Instructor Trainers in Ireland. He leads a highly skilled and dedicated team focused on training, consultancy, safety and event management in the marine sector. 


Having started out in the marine training industry in the early 2000's, Donnchadh gained his experience working in some of the countries biggest and busiest sailing clubs, powerboat and sailing training centres as well as numerous adventure centres over the years including opening and operaing his own adventure tourism businesses and Powerboat and Sailing training centres in Dublin. 


With 15 years experience with the Irish Coast Guard as a Coxswain and Cliff Rescue Climber, Donnchadh has significant frontline operational experience along with his comprehensive Instructing career to date. Having previously operated his own accredited training centres and adventure tourism businesses on the east coast, Donnchadh then moved to the west of Ireland where he now operates Safe Water Training's centre of operations while also delivering services around the country. 

Donnchadh has gained enormous experience over the last 20 years working with high level stakeholders including Government Organisations, City and County Councils, Commercial Ports, Search and Rescue Organisations, Survey Companies, Advertising Agencies, Event Organisers as well as numerous Clubs, Charities and individuals alike. 

This continued development in qualifications and experience over the years has culminated in the establishment of Safe Water Training, meaning you will receive the best service available in the industry. 

Donnchadh Mac Cobb

Managing Director and Centre Principal

Sport Ireland Coaching Instructor Developer

Irish Sailing Powerboat Instructor Trainer

Senior Powerboat Instructor

Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Safety Boat Instructor

Powerboat Instructor

Personal Watercraft Instructor

Irish Sailing Senior Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor

Advanced Sailing Instructor

Irish Coast Guard Marine Long Service Medal

QQI Level 6 Award in Training Delivery and Evaluation (Distinction)

National Qualification in Emergency Medical Technology - Emergency Medical Technican

Crew Resource Management (CRM) Training (Irish Air Corps / National Ambulance Service)

Donnchadh Mac Cobb
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