Bovec, Slovenia
Foundations and Training

Kayak Safety and Rescue

Perfect for intermediate kayakers with some previous experience eager to improve river safety techniques.


  • Professional Kayakguide
  • Introduction to rescue & river safety foundations

Meeting Point

Bovec - Details after booking

Start Time

8:00 Bovec - Details after booking


4 Hours

Duration: 4 hours on the river (2,5h rescueing)
Technical: intermediate whitewater WW2-3

Max guide-to-client ratio: 1:5
Minimum age: 15
Min no. of participants: 2


• Introduction to rescue & river safety foundations
• Self rescueing techniques
• How to correctly swim in the river
• Use of safety rope
• Use of cowtail
• Contact rescueing and implications
• Rope systems (Z drag, P grig)
• Practical rescueing of pinned equipment (eg. kayak pinned on the rock)
• Basics of river CPR
• River hazards

• Regular timetable (for morning course, may vary*)

8.00 Meeting in Bovec downtown or your accomodation
8.15 Getting the equipment
8.30 Geparture to the starting point
9.00 Start of course
13.00 End of course
13.30 Arrival back to Bovec downtown or your accomodation




Further Information

Degree of Difficulty

Intermediate kayakers


  • Swimming skills
  • Swimming suit, towel, sun protection
  • Water bottle
  • Dry clothes to change after the activity
  • Your own WW rescue equipment if you have some
  • Enthusiasm to try something new, even lifesaving!


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