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Marine Cadets

Marine Cadets

Marine Cadets

Welcome Aboard!

What is the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps Marine Detachment?

Under the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture, and Lands sponsorship, the Cayman Islands Cadets Corps (CICC) is a youth development organization with cadet membership reserved for male and female high school students the ages of 11 and 16.


The programme is administered by full-time members who serve in the CICC as Officers and Adult Instructors, supported by a team of enthusiastic volunteers from a cross-section of the Caymanian community.  


As a part of CICC, the marine detachment comprises everyday young people interested in seamanship, the military, or other seagoing careers.


Why join?

CICC’s Marine Detachment aims to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of genuine service to the community while developing the qualities of a good citizen. Participants will be exposed to all the facets of maritime life and learn about -




  • Seamanship
  • Boatwork
  • Ropework
  • First-Aid
  • Naval ceremonial
  • Scuba diving
  • Outboard engine and maintenance  
  • Ship/Boat maintenance
  • Safe operation of kayaks and boats
  • Sailing
  • Marine heritage


What are the benefits?

The programme is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment while instilling self-esteem, teamwork and self-discipline.


What are other benefits offered?

Training activities will offer the tools to acquire marine communication or engineering skills. Cadets will also learn about discipline, self-respect, teamwork and leadership skills in all classes. Participants also get an opportunity to experience the rich history of Cayman waters.

Member of the Marine detachment will also be given such opportunities to travel overseas, attend local and regional camps and pursue a BTEC Diplomas in Public Service or Music.


Membership Requirements

To join the Marine Detachment:

  • You must be between the ages of 11 – 16
  • You must be enrolled in a full-time academic program within the Cayman Islands.
  • You must be physically fit.
  • You should be able to swim comfortably in any depth of water.
Do You Have What It Takes?

Become a Member of a Real Team. Become a Leader.


“The life skills we learn at a young age are the ones that prepare us for adulthood. The Seas, Land and the Sky has no limit that our imagination can hold. The future is what we make it; with skill and training, we will make it Real.”




For more details, contact:

                                                                                                                Grand Cayman                                                   Cayman Brac

T: 946-9810                                                      T: 948-8824

F: 946-9811                                                      F: 948-8000

E: cadetcorps@gov.ky

  W: www.cicadetcorps.ky