Phil Keetley


ISKGA Status: Coastal Guide / Module Provider

Locaotion : Argyll, Scotland, UK

Living on the Argyll coast, Phil has a passion for the sea, wild landscapes and an outdoors lifestyle.   In addition to being an ISKGA Guide, Phil is a BC Advanced Sea Kayak Leader, UKCC Level 2 Coach with Moderate Water Endorsement, and is working towards his UKCC Level 3 Sea Kayak Coach.

Additionally, Phil’s outdoor training includes: Mountain Leader; Rock Climbing Instructor; RYA Coastal Skipper; British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader; and is a Rescue Emergency Care 1st Aid Instructor, as well as holding the Royal Geographic Society Off Site Safety Management Certificate.

Drawing upon twenty years of professional experience leading and coaching in remote regions all over the world, Phil can offer challenging yet safe adventure.  This can include sea kayaking, mountaineering, wild camping and coast craft, multi-activity trips, expedition and rescue skills.  Phil also runs Rescue and Emergency Care 1st Aid training, including specialist sea kayak courses, all based along the stunning coastline and mountains of Argyll.

Contact Phil for your adventures at:


module date trainer assessor tick NGB qualification Document Provided Modules
Advanced guide observation
Advanced Skills  19/04/14  Doug Cooper/Kate Duffus tick  BC 5 Star Sea Assessed  TICK2
Advanced Planning  19/04/14  Sid Deanfield tick  Ocean Water Navigation & Tidal Planning  Icon-Document03-Blue  TICK2
Advanced Leadership  19/04/14  Doug Cooper/Kate Duffus  tick  BC 5 Star Sea TICK2
Coastal Guide Observation 07/11/13  Simon Osborne  tick  ISKGA Coastal Guide  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Coastal Skills 08/11/13  Simon Osborne tick BCU 4* Sea Kayak Leader  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Coastal Planning 20/10/13  Simon Osborne  tick RYA Coastal SkipperBCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Coastal Leadership 11/10/13  Jeff Allen  tick BCU 4* Leader Training  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Generic Modules
Incident Management 14/11/1318/11/13  Jeff Allen  tick  ISKGA Incident Management Course (4 days)  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Sea Survival 19/11/13  Jeff Allen  tick RYA Sea Survival
ISKGA Sea Survival
 Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
VHF license  2001  RYA  tick YES
Food Hygiene
Coaching 02/07/13 Plas Y Brenin  tick UKCC Level 2 Coach  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
First aid


Nov 2020

Rescue Emergency Care  tick

Rescue Emergency Care Advanced First Aid, Rescue Emergency Care First Aid Instructor

Phil has completed the WEMSI EMT course

 Icon-Document03-Blue  TICK2
Expedition Skills 01/11/13  Shaun Rodgers  tick Expeditions in remote and hostile locations in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and Middle East, including deserts, high altitude mountains and temperate environments.ISKGA Expedition Module  Icon-Document03-Blue TICK2
Environmental Modules
Paddling in Ice
Marine Environments
Tropical Waters
Hostile Environments