The Enclosed Sea Instructor is for people seeking a professional certification in Enclosed Sea environments. The Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme (PAQS) course is the industry benchmark certification designed to meet the needs of the paddling Guide and Instructor industry for education, recreational and tourism sectors nation wide.
Dates/Times: 9.00am 30 Sept - 4.00pm 2 Oct
Area: Taroona beach, Kingston Beach, Tinderbox peninsula coastlines
Accommodation: Self accommodation or possible paid camping available at The Lea Scout Camp. Participants need to be fully self-sufficient for this
Course Numbers: Spaces are limited and at this stage to a maximum of 12
Instructors: Reg Grundy, Tory Stewart (both sea instructors with Paddle Australia)
Registration Closing Date: Friday September 15th, with all payments to be made by this date. Note though that spaces are likely to fill well before this date.
Participant Suitability: Inclusion in this course is dependent upon suitable prior
experience and is at instructor’s discretion.
- have prior experience paddling sea kayak in a coastal environment
- have paddled a sea kayak in moderate wind condition 10-15 knots
- ability to spend 1-2 hours controlling & paddling a sea kayak
- ideally have understanding of basic kayak design and functions
- ideally have basic knowledge or understanding of marine based navigation
– ideally have understanding of marine environments and weather in relation to paddlecraft
- ideally sea kayaked in group environment (as this is a guiding focused course)
Interested paddlers to provide a short summary of their paddling experience and competence
If you have not previously had formal instruction and are unsure whether you have
the skills suitable to undertake this course please contact Paddle Tasmania on email@example.com
Program Outline: Paddle Tasmania is providing a 3 day Enclosed Waters Sea Kayak Guide course. This is designed to allow interested and suitable participants to complete a full 3 days of training. This course is day based with the finish time around 4pm daily
The focus of this course is on developing technical and safety knowledge specific to
Sea kayaks being used in a marine environment in a group guiding capacity. There will also be considerable emphasis on developing personal kayaking skills to be applied into a group guiding context. Ability to effectively manage challenging marine environments safely.
Weather and coastal water conditions will be simulated at times to achieve intended outcomes of course.
The group will be based in the Taroona / Kingston Beach area. Venues that the group may potentially utilise within the course
Blackmans Bay Beach
Potential Course Content:
revision of technical strokes
understanding weather interpretation
understanding and utilizing towing techniques
understanding and using wind and wave features to your advantage
improving stroke efficiency and placement
learning and/or improving edging ability
Self and assisted rescues
Risk management & safety considerations
Improvisation techniques for lost paddles/boats and equipment
Paddling Equipment Required: All participants should come fully prepared for
numerous swimming activities and ideally utilise a drysuit OR a full-length wetsuit
*Some participants who bring wetsuits choose to bring two so that they can swap a wet one out
for a dry one.
Note taking ability
Drysuit or a full wetsuit (the later with ideally a drytop or a cag/spray jacket
Appropriate footwear for both paddling
Drybag for carrying essential gear/snacks/lunch during day trips
Personal medications/personal first aid
Participants will need if camping.
Stove plus cooking pots, utensils, etc
Lots of warm clothes
ALL FOOD for the 2-days duration
Camp chair or similar
Thermos or similar (optional)
Wood for campfire (if possible/