David Dreves Kayaking
Non-Certified Kayak Courses
David Dreves Kayaking
Kayak Lessons, Tours and Rentals in The Greater Vancouver Area,
Surrey / White Rock / Ladner
Call or Text 604-318-4019
Kayak Lessons, Courses, Instruction - Lower Mainland - Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, Ladner, Langley, Delta, Abbotsford,
Mission, Coquitlam, Richmond
Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Lessons
in the Greater Vancouver area - White Rock, Surrey
Paddle Canada is a non-profit organization representing
recreational paddlers across Canada. Among their objectives is the development of standard skill sets and promotion of safe
and enjoyable paddling.
David Dreves Kayaking supports Paddle Canada kayak programs for their defined kayak skill
level criteria and certified kayak instructor training.
Basic Sea Kayaking Course (8 hours) - Lessons
introduce the participant to the kayak and related safety equipment, clothing appropriate for different conditions as
well as Department of Transport regulations as they relate to kayaking. Basic paddle strokes are taught, along with low
bracing and assisted recoveries (rescues).
Level 1 Sea Kayaking Course (12 hours) - Lessons build on the Introduction to
Kayaking course, working to perfect the basic paddle strokes in calm water with more attention focused on proper body
positioning; edging, leaning and torso rotation. A variety of bracing and recovery methods are taught including assisted
and solo recoveries (rescues). Theory instruction covers the use of tide/current tables, weather forecasts,
and basic chart reading to plan a safe day long paddle in sheltered waters.
Level 2 Sea Kayaking Course (4-5 days) - This
touring course takes the the skills perfected in the Level 1 Sea Kayaking course, adds a few new strokes and moves them into
more "dynamic" waters (wind: less than 20 knots; waves: less than 1 m; current: less than 3 knots).
The lessons involve 2 days in White Rock covering new skills and theory and a 2 night tour in the Gulf Islands where
participants will share in the trip planning, navigation, camping and decision making responsibilities.
Level 3 Sea Kayaking
Course (5 days) - This multi-day touring course will build on the skills from the Level 2 kayaking course to a higher proficiency
with a strong focus on practical leadership, risk assessment, decision-making, judgment, group management, and seamanship.