About This Guide

Michael Gray is the owner and founder of Uncommon Adventures and has been professionally employed as a sea kayak guide and instructor for over 30 years. He has extensive experience with his home waters of the Great Lakes, the Florida Everglades (60 trips), Alaska (12 trips) and has also led overseas expeditions to New Zealand (6 trips), Belize (4), Honduras (60), Panama, Argentina, Iceland and Greenland (2).

Michael has received formal coach training under the NZCA, the old BCU system, the American Canoe Association and the current BCU. Living and working in the US makes it cost prohibitive to progress through the BCU coaching scheme, so I’m currently BCU Coach level one and I am a Level 4 ACA Coastal Instructor and Level 3 Instructor Trainer.

Advanced Guide Modules Passed

Advanced Guide Observation
Advanced Leadership
Advanced Planning
Advanced Skills
Coaching

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Leadership
Coastal Planning
Coastal Skills
Expedition Skills
First Aid
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management
Paddling in ice

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
VHF license

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