Kayak Training and Grade 2 Certificate Package This is a four-day training and certifiying course, combining our two-day Multisport Kayak Training Course and our two-day Grade Two Certificate course. Great for begginer kayakers and those with little to no river experience. Three day course $850 (save $50), four day course $1,100 (save $100). Everyone likes this course, because they…
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Kayak Training and Grade 2 Certificate Package
Great for begginer kayakers and those with little to no river experience.
Three day course $850 (save $50), four day course $1,100 (save $100).
Everyone likes this course, because they get it over and done with over an extended weekend. Usually Friday-Monday so one only has to take two days off work, without writing-off two days of work in one week, instead; one day of both weeks and it means missing weekend traffic. It also means less logistics, less travelling and less hassle doing it in one go.
Duration: Four days.
Accommodation: Usually at a campground with all facitlites. We offer Glamping; everything is done and brought for you.
Dates: Press the big orange book now button or the dark green booking tab.
Highlights: Nature-based, physical exercise, good company of people, excellent instruction.
Locations: depending on weather and clients; rivers we use are the Mohaka upper run 5km, lower run 8.5km (Napier), Waioeka (Opotiki), Rangitikei (Taihape), Waikato ( Taupo ), Rangitaikei (Rotorua), Otaki (Wellington), Whanganui (Taumarunui) and Tongariro (Turangi)
Get trained and grade 2 certified
The four-day duration is also important, because you really have time for growth and improvement.
The Grade 2 certificate river safety skills you will learn can be viewed, if you click here: Grade 2 certificate river safety skills
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Meet the waters
Meet the team and fellow paddlers, start around 8-9am, theoretical discussions and demonstrations about all your gear. Lunch. Afternoon paddling on easy water, getting familiar with aquatic environments.
Consolidate your skills
Drills, skills, strokes, manoeuvres, ropes, rescues, racing, fun, swimming and much more. Usually one big 'lap' (river run). Learning from mistakes, feeling good with progression.
Test your skills
Grade 2 certificate day; demonstrate your skills and knowledge. Your instructor will guide you along this and ask you to perform at appropriate locations. Usually 2-3 'laps' (river runs). Feeling confident and competent.
Back-up day and upskilling
Last chances to get your grade 2 sign off. Extra for experts. Usually one 'lap' (river run).
No experience is necessary.
Yes, please choose our other options
We provide luxury Glamping accommodation at an additional but affordable cost. Food can also be arranged.
Ideally, but we also rent kayaks.
Yes, we rent everything
We select the best staff for the job based on their skills, knolwedge and experiences. They will be an SNM staff member or we will bring in support from equally competent contractors. Sometimes we also bring in (semi)celebrity guests!
C2C compulsory kit
- Long sleeve thermal base layer top
- Long sleeved mid layer top (>220gsm)
- Waterproof long sleeved paddle specific jacket
- Thermal gloves
- Full length thermal base layer pants
- Waterproof pants
- Thermal hat
- Thermal socks
- Flotation / air bags
- Kayak / river specifc helmet
- Spray skirt
- Bouyancy vest (PFD)
- Repair / duct tape (>10m)
- Survival bag (must be stored in your PFD)
- Whistle (must be connected to you)
- First aid kit (1.5m x 5cm crepe bandage, 2.5m x 2cm strapping tape, 10 Band-Aids, Triangular bandage, Scissors, 4 x pain relief tablets)
SNM required kit
- Long sleeve thermal base layer top - we reguire an extra
- Long sleeved mid layer top (>220gsm) - we require an extra
- Neck warmer / scarf
- Closed-toe footwear / booties
- Personal medication
- Water bottle
- Head torch
Because we are staying overnight, should you choose not to be accommodated and fed by us, here is what you will need:
- Sleeping bag
- Inflatable mattress
- Fuel / gas
- Lighter / matches
- Pot / frying pan