Sea Kayak

    Sea Kayak Leader

    This qualification is for people who lead sea kayaking experiences in sheltered coastal or lake environments.

    Two-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak Leader Scope and Syllabus

    Sea Kayak Guide

    This is a guiding qualification for those that guide multi day trips in coastal, lake or open water areas where adverse conditions and limited periods of exposed coast may be encountered.

    Two-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak Guide Scope and Syllabus

    Sea Kayak 1 Upgrade

    This upgrade assessment is only available to those who hold a current NZOIA Sea Kayak Guide qualification. The holder of this qualification can organise and instruct 2-3 day Sea Kayaking trips in coastal, lake or open water areas where adverse conditions and limited periods of exposed coast may be encountered. 

    One-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak 1 Upgrade Scope and Syllabus

    Sea Kayak 1

    This is a guiding and instructional qualification. The holder of this qualification can organise and instruct 2-3 day Sea Kayaking trips in coastal, lake or open water areas where adverse conditions and limited periods of exposed coast may be encountered. 

    Three-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak 1 Scope and Syllabus

    Sea Kayak 2

    The holder of this qualification can organise and instruct all aspects of the skills required for multi-day Sea Kayak expeditioning. An expediton is considered to be greater than 3 days, where extended periods of exposed coastlines with retricted landing sites and open ocean is encountered. Adverse conditions are to be expected and the route may have been previously unvisited. Candidates must hold the NZOIA Sea Kayak 1 qualification.

    Three-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak 2 Scope and Syllabus

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