James Stevenson


ISKGA Status: Advanced Guide / Module Provider

North Wales, UK

Adventure Elements specialise in first class Sea Kayaking courses and expeditions for all ages and abilities. We are passionate about paddling and the experience of being on the ocean and we love to share our knowledge and enthusiasm. We offer scheduled courses as well as private courses for clients with specific needs and wants. We keep the number of clients to coaches low to ensure you get the most from your time on the water.

Adventure Elements is owned and run by James Stevenson a highly qualified and experienced Sea Kayaker. James holds the BCU Level 5 Coach award, the highest level qualification in kayaking which identifies a competent, motivated individual with a depth and wealth of knowledge, who can be relied upon to provide practical coaching and guidance up to a high level. James loves to be out on the water and has had a great deal of experience teaching kayaking with a wide range of client groups. Patient with a real knack for developing confidence.

James is a P and H Kayaks and Kokatat watersports wear team member. They supply him with top quality kayaks and the best paddling kit in the business.www.phseakayaks.com www.kokatat.com

Adventure Elements are based in small and pleasant industrial estate in the grounds of a former primary school a stones throw from the Menai Straits on Anglesey. Our base gives us access to storage for our range of high quality sea kayaks, toilets, a drying room and small classroom facilities. Relax and have a brew at the beginning of the day at Adventure Elements HQ while we talk through our plans for an exciting day of sea kayaking.




Module Date Trainer Assessor Tick NGB qualification Document Provided Modules
Advanced guide observation
Advanced Skills  tick BCU 5* Yes TICK2
Advanced Planning  tick OWNTP Yes TICK2
Advanced Leadership  tick BCU 5* Yes TICK2
Coastal guide observation Yes
Coastal Skills tick  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Coastal Planning  tick  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Coastal Leadership  tick  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Generic Modules
Incident Management  tick Incident management provider Yes
Sea Survival Yes
VHF license  tick YES Yes
Food Hygiene  Icon-Document03-Blue
Coaching  tick BCU Level 5 Coach Yes
First aid  tick Yes
Expedition Skills  tick Expedition skills provider Yes
Environmental Modules 
Paddling in Ice
Hostile Environments
Marine Environment
Tropical Waters