ISKGA (International Sea Kayak Guide Association) represents the commercial sea kayak guide.
ISKGA Guides are professional, dedicated and enthusiastic about sea kayaking and guiding others on the ocean. We recognise the need to have a fair, uncomplicated and inclusive system within which guides and coaches can operate effectively and with purpose.
We are an inclusive community of like-minded individuals banded together through a common purpose: guiding others on the ocean.
The Coastal and Advanced Guide is a professional award for people wanting to make a career in the industry. It is internationally recognized as the benchmark of a professional sea kayak guide, employers can employ with confidence, knowing that each individual has received thorough training and assessment, over a period of time and is current and active in all aspects of guiding: Currency, Ability, Knowledge, Experience. An ISKGA guide must demonstrate CAKE at all times.
ISKGA Coastal Guide modules:
Coastal Skills 3 days
Coastal Leadership 2 days
Sea Survival 1 day
Coastal Planning and Navigation 1 day – 1 night
Planning may be changed depending on local sea state and weather conditions.
European NGB level 3 award or EPP Level 3 standard are the minimum appropriate level of performance to begin working towards the ISKGA Coastal Guide training.
7 day course run by Guido Grugnola, ISKGA Advanced Guide.
7 day full board in shared room or single room (single room surcharge: 25,00 € per night) at the Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa in Lerici (La Spezia) in a recently refurbished ancient Italian navy building.
Please contact Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa at:
or call +39 0185 971123
Via Zuara, 18
20146 Milano - Italy
ph. +39 02 8976 5487
mob. +39 335 28 66 06