|Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC) Guide Courses|
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We are offering Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC) Guide Certification Courses
Level I Course
May 19th - 23th - Cost $735 + GST/person *
* Pay in full one month prior to course and receive $50 discount - $685 + GST
The Level I Course prepares successful applicants for work kayak guiding in relatively protected waters in B.C. under the highest standards of safety and professionalism. This information-packed, 5-day course includes both the Level I training and exam as well as SKGABC membership. Topics covered include technical kayak strokes and rescues; route planning; chart and compass navigation; detailed analysis of tides and currents; weather interpretation; environmental awareness and leadership and communication skill development on-water and with groups. Candidates are recommended to come in to the course with basic kayak skills already established, as well as an enthusiasm for learning and some familiarity with wilderness first aid.
Level I Upgrade to Assistant Overnight Guides (AOG) Course
April 26th - 30th Cost: $750 + GST/person
For those Level I certified guides who are interested in expanding their skill set, guiding in new places and on overnight expeditions, the Assistant Overnight Guide course provides the professional upgrade leading to Level II or III certification in the industry. This 5-day course includes more thorough and finessed strokes & rescues training, navigation, interpretive and advanced expedition leadership skills, as well as an introduction to paddling and guiding in more challenging waters. Both swiftwater paddling skills as well as surf kayaking skills are covered in the AOG course, including sessions in high-current marine passes in the Gulf Islands, and an overnight expedition through the spectacular waters of Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island.
Add a boat and safety gear (pump, PFD, paddles etc) rental package to any guides course for just $125 + GST/PST (12%).