First Day of Class Information

Greetings, future seafarer! We look forward to welcoming you to the first day of your new career!

Please carefully review the following information and call us prior to your first day if you have any questions.


Check-In Time

Please arrive early on your first day to get checked in.

  • Arrive by 7:30 AM for day classes.
  • Arrive between 5:00-5:30 PM for evening classes.


Bluewater Maritime School has moved as of May 27, 2024!

The new address is 3787 Old Middleburg Road North, Jacksonville, Florida.

What to Bring

  • Photo ID
  • Pen
  • Notebook (highly recommended)
  • Highlighter (highly recommended)
  • Payment – see details below

Dress Code

All students are expected to adhere by the following dress code while on campus:

  • Maintain proper attire such as you would wear for your first day of work onboard a ship.
  • All clothing must be clean and free from holes, rips, or stains.
  • Clothing must fit appropriately (no skin-tight, short, or revealing clothing).
  • PANTS: Jeans, sweats, or shorts are acceptable and must remain at waist level at all times. Shorts must be arm length or longer.
  • SHOES: Boots, sneakers, or other closed-toe/closed-heel shoes are required. No crocs, slides, flip-flops, sandals, slippers, house shoes, or heels.
  • SHIRTS: Clean t-shirts, crew necks, or hoodies are acceptable. No tank tops, tube tops, mid-drifts, low-cut tops, or muscle shirts.


  • For Ordinary Seaman classes, we require a minimum of $1,100 paid by the first day of class. In most cases, students have already paid a $350 deposit and need to bring $750 with you on the first day in order to start class. Please call us if you have questions regarding your balance.
  • You can bring cash or money order, or pay with a credit or debit card. Card payments have a 2% processing fee for a total of $765 if paying by card.
  • The final payment of $750 will be due by the end of the second week of class.


If you have questions, please give us a call at (904) 766-4797 prior to the first day of class. Our office staff is available to help you weekdays from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.