An accident that may occur during maritime transport has substantially tangible, intangible, and environmental consequences. Approximately 85% of accidents at sea depend on human and communication factors. Therefore, it is expected to prevent adverse events in advance and to determine the procedures to be followed with simulator trainings before navigation at sea. National and international agreements set a standard for seafarers' education programs. The use of the simulator is recommended according to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) for maritime training, which is in accordance with international standards. These training programs should be designed to improve seafarers' ability in order to make accurate decisions, think quickly, and find solutions. Developments in the field of technology have enabled a wide range of simulation applications in electronic devices. The studies have shown that the professional knowledge of students has been increased with simulator-based education in many professions. This article presents a comparison that was made between simulation training and theoretical education. Two hundred surveys were conducted for 100 maritime students who received Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) simulation training. It is aimed to measure the effect of ECDIS computer simulators on educational efficiency and suggest the use of simulators for the training of maritime students.