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Advanced Sea Kayaking

To gain and enhance the skills necessary to be a competent role model for an intermediate client group. To be able to provide leadership with intermediate groups in a sea and lake environments. To interpret the cultural and environment associated with sea kayaking in Aotearoa NZ

Course Code BSOE609
Level 6
Credits 15


  • Perform efficient paddling which would create suitable visual images for an intermediate paddler to learn from.
  • Demonstrate self and group rescue techniques in personal sea kayaking and guiding sea kayaking.
  • Analyse the components of safe, efficient paddling techniques to enhance personal competence.
  • Develop sea kayak guiding skills and knowledge.
  • Evaluate sea kayak incidents and injuries and determine effective course of action for prevention and the crisis management.
  • Analyse the conflicting ethical, cultural, environmental and resource factors relating to sea kayaking and sea kayaking instruction.
  • Research the cultural and environmental attributes of an area and enhance the knowledge of others through environmental interpretation.
  • Examine and demonstrate attitudes, motivation, self-discipline, and organisational ability required of trainee professional outdoor guide.