Packrafitng 101 with Rescue 3.

From NZD $549.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: 101 & WRT

If you only do one packrafting course this summer, make it this one. We aim not only to make you a good pack rafter, but also a good person to go packrafting with.

We've teamed up with Rescue 3 International to deliver this course. Rescue 3 are by far the most reputable rescue course provider in the world and the certificate you will receive is recognised internationally. We believe that this makes the course the best value packrafting course in NZ.


What you can expect to cover:

Day 1

  • The anatomy of the river and hydrology
  • The different risks and hazards associated with river environments 
  • Personal, group and technical equipment
  • Different paddle strokes
  • Stopping on the river
  • Crossing the current
Day 2
  • River running considerations
  • Communications, incident management an medical conditions
  • Whitewater swimming, shallow water techniques and throw bagging
  • Searching rivers
Day 3
  • Knots and anchor systems
  • tensioning systems and mechanical advantage
  • Tethered rescues
  • Line crossing methods
  • Zip Lines
  • Boat pins and wraps
  • casualty management 
  • Scenarios
Don't just do this course by yourself, bring your paddling mates along, after all, you may need them to help you out sometime.