Lee Waters

ISKGA Status :  Advanced Guide

Location: Cornwall and Devon

Lee has been paddling on and off since the age of 15, initially it was mostly white water and some touring, he then joined the Royal Marines in the early 90’s and represented them in the Devizes to Westminster Canoe and Kayak race three times, the latter in 2012 with his friend who is a triple amputee and they raised just short of £6K for charity. Later that year they paddled as part of the flotilla for the Queens diamond jubilee pageant in Sea Kayaks.

This was the first time Lee had paddled in a Sea Kayak and so began his obsession and endeavour to gain experience and qualifications in his last years of service. In that time, he paddled the English Channel from Port En Bessin to Eastney as part of the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines and became a Level 1 coach and 4-star Sea Leader. After successful completion of his 4 Star Sea he then completed the six-week ISKGA Advanced Guides course.

On retirement from the Royal Marines Lee found regular work as a freelance guide taking recruits during their adventure training and regularly takes PTSD sufferers out paddling helping them recover from psychological wounds using physical activity and the healing power of the Sea.

Lee is a Subject Matter Expert for the ‘Expedition Skills Module’

Lee has drawn on his experience as a Mountain Leader in the Royal Marines where he taught people to operate and survive in harsh environments he has tailored these skills to deliver the expedition skills module of the ISKGA syllabus and is a keen forager.

A passionate wildlife enthusiast Lee is a strong advocate of the leave no trace policy and engages with clients with all aspects of the great outdoors providing informative and fun alternative culinary experiences from a Sea Kayak.


Email: lee.c2cwaters@gmail.com
module date trainer assessor tick NGB qualification Document Provided Modules
Advanced guide observation 22nd – 24th March 2017 Simon Osborne/Stephen Miles/ James Stephenson  tick  BC ASKL Award
Advanced Skills  13th – 15th March 2017 Jeff Allen/Shaun Rodgers  tick
Advanced Planning  13th – 15th March 2017  Simon Osborne  tick
Advanced Leadership  16th – 17th March 2017  Jeff Allen/Shaun Rodgers  tick
Coastal guide observation
Coastal Skills  tick  BCU 4* Sea  Yes
Coastal Planning  tick BCU Coastal Navigation and Planning  Yes
Coastal Leadership  tick BCU 4* Sea  Yes
Generic Modules
Incident Management  Oct 2016  Jeff Allen  tick  ISKGA IM Course  Yes
Sea Survival  Oct 2016  Jeff Allen  tick  ISKGA Sea Survival  Yes
VHF license  tick  Yes Yes
Food Hygiene  12th Feb 2017
Coaching  tick  BC Level 2 Coach, PPA provider BC CSKA Yes
First aid  tick  REC level 5 / WFR  Icon-Document03-Blue
Expedition Skills  Oct 2016  tick  ISKGA Expedition Skills  Icon-Document03-Blue
Environmental Modules
Paddling in Ice
Marine Environment
Tropical Waters
Winter Skills & Survival