WRT Pro (Swiftwater Rescue course)

Packraft specific white water rescue course run by Rescue 3 International. This is an internationally recognized and approved Swiftwater Rescue course.

The course will be run over 3 days, from Thursday the 3rd till Saturday the 5th of May. We will based out of the same location (Camp Liza) as the Packrafting Meet Up and will use sections of the Soca and Koritnica for the training. For those that can make it this represents a great opportunity for 8 days of Packrafting Specific information and training. 4 days of the Packraft Meet up, 1 day off, followed by 3 days of Swiftwater Rescue Training. The importance of White Water Rescue Training for packrafter’s can not be emphasized highly enough.

Course numbers are limited to only 10 participants.

Costs is €340 for the 3 days. This is for tuition and certification only. It does not include camping fee’s, food, gear, any associated expenses etc.  A %50 deposit is required to confirm your place on the course.

To register for the course click here. After completing the registration form you will be sent a Pay pal invoice for the €170 (%50) deposit.

This is the Professional course, as needed by Packraft, Kayak, Raft, Canyoning Guides and differs from the recreational course in that it is run over 3 days instead of 2. It goes into more depth, with more training, more scenarios, and more knowledge gained than the recreational course. Certification is valid for 2 years.

We were hoping to organize this course prior to the packraft meet up, so that participants could share the knowledge among the community during the meet up. However these were the only dates available.

Swiftwater Rescue training especially for river runners. The WRT kayak/ Packraft course was developed for kayakers and has been updated to meet the needs of Packrafter’s.

The course aims to improve every paddlers knowledge of the dangers inherent to the whitewater environment and how to avoid them. It also aim’s to improve self rescue skills of every paddler and give them the experience to be able to judge for themselves how serious a rapid is. Group rescue skills are also on the program, with simple, quick, low tech methods being taught first.

You will learn about safety on the river and how to use the equipment that you have in your boat effectively. How to prevent accidents occurring and what to do in the event of one happening.

For this course you need to have some experience as a packrafter, and be fairly comfortable in class II whitewater. This is not a beginners course, if you are unsure as to whether or not you have enough experience please drop us an email and we can discuss what is best for you.

Certified by Rescue 3 International.

Required equipment (some gear will be available for rental if needed)

  • Buoyancy Aid / PFD / Lifejacket
  • Whitewater Helmet
  • Thermal protection – Wet suit / Dry suit
  • Suitable footwear – Wetsuit booties / Shoes and wetsuit socks
  • Packraft
  • Paddle
  • Personal rescue equipment if available – Knife, Karabiners, Throwbag etc.

Personal equipment hire is not included in the course fee.

Rescue equipment such as: Throwbag, Karabiners, Pulleys, Slings etc. will be available to test and are also available to buy.

To register for the course click here. After completing the registration form you will be sent a Pay pal invoice for the €170 (%50) deposit.

Awesome, we are looking forward to seeing you at the meet up and on the Rescue Course. 😉


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