Meet the Instructors

Cliff Sear

Principal & Chief Instructor

Cliff Sear

Cliff founded the Sea School following thirty-two years in the Fire & Rescue Service where he worked as the Deputy County Fire Officer in West Sussex. During his career he gained significant experience in learning & development, firstly as a trainer and more recently in a leading role developing systems for the Fire & Service nationally.

Cliff is a keen leisure boat user and as the School’s Chief Instructor is regularly out on the water sharing his passion for boating with students.


RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate
RYA VHF Short Range Certificate
RYA First Aid Certificate
RYA Sea Survival Course
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Shorebased Course)
RYA Powerboat Instructor
RYA Safety Boat Course
RYA Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competence (Commercially Endorsed)
RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver