Wader safety course

Wader safety courses for recreational users and workplace training.

Wader Safety training
Wader Safety training


Our wader safety training courses are one day in duration and cover all the necessary wader safety, and rescue skills required. This is a popular course for recreationists with safety in mind and, workplaces looking to ensure they meet their health and safety obligations.


Where do you run this course?


Our location

We deliver this course on the Waimakariri River just north of Christchurch, 15 mins from the airport and 20 mins 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 Christchurch give our team a call or email today.


When is the next wader safety course?

Wader and water safety training courses are run on request. We recommend running your course between October and March to maximize the enjoyment of this course the warmer weather of summer. To book your course get in touch with one of our friendly team today.


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




Custom safety training  courses

We often customize courses like this one to suit the needs of different organizations. Some of our clients that have 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 flat water kayaking course. If you would like to talk with someone about customizing a course just drop us an email or give us a call to discuss your options.

“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




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