: £95 per person per day. The course is a half day theory and demonstration, followed by a practical 2 - 3 hour wet session on (and in) the water. We regularly run open courses, or can come to your club location to deliver the course. Prerequisites:
Participants must be able to swim at least 50 metres in light clothing, be over 18 years old and have done some sea kayaking. Description:
The ISKGA Sea Survival course was developed to meet the needs of the wider sea kayaking community and guides in particular. The module is centred around knowledge sharing, as well as developing practical skills, and will be looking into what are the real factors that threaten a sea kayaker’s survival chances, should things go wrong whilst paddling solo, or as part of a group on the sea. The session moves into developing a survival strategy that suits an individual’s paddling aspirations. This course forms part of the ISKGA Coastal Guide development pathway.
The following aspects will be covered: • Individual and Group Sea Survival Techniques • Hypothermia, • The Drowning Process • The Adverse Effects of Cold Water • The Limitations of Equipment • Sea Survival Strategies • Methods To Attract Outside Assistance • Search & Rescue Agencies • Building emergency shelters • Fire building • Casualty Care
This programme will include cold water immersion.
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