International Sea Kayak Guide Association

Welcome to ISKGA

An international sea kayaking Guide association which represents the commercial sea kayak guide.

We are professional, dedicated and enthusiastic about sea kayaking and guiding others on the ocean. We recognise the need to have a fair, uncomplicated and inclusive system within which guides and coaches can operate effectively and with purpose.

We are an inclusive community of like-minded individuals banded together through a common purpose; guiding others on the ocean.

The Coastal and Advanced Guide is a professional award for people wanting to make a career in the industry. It is internationally recognized as the benchmark of a professional sea kayak guide, employers can employ with confidence, knowing that each individual has received thorough training and assessment, over a period of time and is current and active in ALL aspects of guiding

* Currency

* Ability

* Knowledge

* Experience

An ISKGA guide must demonstrate C.A.K.E at all times.

ISKGA is not aimed at the “Club” paddler; other organisations fulfil this role in a more effective manner. However we do actively encourage club members & individuals who might be involved in “National Home Nation Awards” to use the ISKGA process as a means of underpinning existing awards/standards and developing their personal knowledge, skill & experience base further.

To this end, ISKGA is in the process of developing a comprehensive range of CPD modules for its members and is in discussion with other recognised bodies to share parity in CPD delivery and recognition. These modules will be available to anyone with a passion for sea kayaking.

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A fantastic week delivering a Rescue Emergency Care Level 3 Sea Kayak 1st aid course, combined with an ISKGA Incident Management and Sea Survival Course. This is a fabulous course and fantastic opportunity to really develop your skills in realistic situations. #seakayakargyll & #Greeneadventures will be running this again in April 2018. ...

A full day of incident management today, with much rescue practise, sea survival skills, casualty handling, shelter building and fire lighting. Much more to come tomorrow, including (I predict) some awful accidents! Excellent day with Sea Kayak Argyll & Bute and Greene Adventures working together to deliver an excellent course. Next course in Spring 2018. — Products shown: Sea Kayak Safety Week.

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