Our purpose is to preserve New Zealand's whitewater resources and enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.

River Rescue Certification Professional


Is an internationally recognized rescue certification that is written for professional boaters, by professional boaters. It is a fast-paced, scenario bases course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary. This course is for river guides and kayakers who spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity, and therefore have a solid base of boating and rescue skills already. This intensive and comprehensive course takes professional certification to a whole new level.

This course is also recognized by Maritime New Zealand and the NZRA as meeting the requirements in rule 81.34(2) for trip leader currency in river rescue skills.

6 / 7 & 8 of October

Kaituna and Tarawera Rivers

Three days, with evening sessions on helicopter safety and night exercise.

Course fee
$380 incl. GST. Included in the course fee are, certificate, patch, whistle, ID card.

Size of the class
We will limit the numbers of students to 16, that way everyone will have the chance to practice and demonstrate the skills required.

Benefits of using Rescue 3
1. Truly recognized world wide
2. Three yearly certification
3. Re certification can be done anywhere in the world
4. Re certifications are done at a discounted rate
5. ID card with record of courses in it
6. Data base that can be access anywhere in the world

If you are interested, send us an email to info@rescue3.nz

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