Wader Safety Course

Wader safety courses for workplace training.

Wader Safety training
Wader Safety training


Our wader safety training courses are one day in duration. The course covers water safety and rescue skills for people that play or work around the water. It is a popular course for workplaces that have staff working in and around rivers, wetlands, estuaries and more.


Where do you run this course?


Our location

We deliver this course on the Waimakariri River just north of Christchurch, 15 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the city center.

Your location

Our instructors can travel all over NZ to deliver water safety programs for clubs and organizations. If you’re interested in getting a course delivered outside of the Christchurch area, give our team a call or email today.


When is the next wader safety course?

Wader and water safety training courses run on request, and we recommend running your course in the warmer months of summer between October and March. We can run wader and water safety courses any time of year; however, we find participants get more out of the course in summer. To book your course get in touch with one of our friendly team today.


 Price: $249.00 per person

Travel and GST not included


This course includes.

Wader safety training
Throw bag training

Wader Safety 

  • Use of wader belts
  • Wader safe position
  • Self-rescue
  • Team rescue

Throw Bagging

  • Throwing a bag
  • Catching a bag
  • Positioning
  • Re-packing a throw bag


Course Outline





Custom safety training  courses

We often customize courses like this one to suit the needs of different organizations. Some of our clients with customized courses include the Department of Conservation, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and Northland Regional Council. We can even combine this course with our river crossing course or flatwater kayaking course. If you would like to talk with someone about customizing a course, drop us an email or give us a call to discuss your options.


See what our clients have to say


“Fantastic course content, a very enjoyable day” -DOC christchurch

“Awesome course team, thanks for poutting this togeather for us, a really good day out” – Northland Regnial councial 

” Exellent practial demos, good background, exellent safety conversations. The instructor adapted to weather conditions on the day and other hazards (cold wx and boats)” – NIWA, Christchurch office





PHONE: +64 3 329 9076                                EMAIL: [email protected]