Eskimo Roll with a kayak.Southern Thailand Kayak School

Kayaking courses are only offered as part of a Phang Nga Bay or Khao Sok (standard) trip. Kayak paddling skills will be incorporated into the trip. If Dave is not on the trip, it will just be technique training, no classroom.

Paddle Asia's kayaking school is designed by 36+ year paddling veteran Dave Williams. Dave has more paddling experience, both on hardcore whitewater and sea kayaking, than anyone else in Southern Thailand.

This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of proper kayaking technique in addition to an understanding of safety issues, weather, tides and currents, basic kayak navigation, and trip planning.

Kayak School course (2 person minimum):
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Discounts available for group bookings - Contact us.

These courses include: local hotel pick up, lunch, drinking water, and insurance


Kayak School Sample Syllabus

Day 1

  • Proper body posture
  • Launching from the beach
  • Forward stroke
  • Reverse stroke
  • Stopping stroke
  • Sweep stroke
  • Draw stroke (basic)
  • Rescue technique
    • Self-rescue
    • Assisted rescue

Day 2

  • Bracing
    • Low brace
    • High brace
    • Low sculling brace
    • High sculling brace
  • Advanced draw stroke
    • Duffek
    • Bow draw
    • Cross-bow draw
    • Stern draw
  • Lnking strokes
    • Draw stroke into a forward stroke
    • Sculling into a forward stroke
    • Three stroke combination – cross-bow, rear sweep, and forward sweep

We are the most highly certified and most experienced paddler and we're certified to international safety standards.

We are the only ones who do what we do... you can do it with us!

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18/58 Thanon Rasdanusorn, T, Rasada, Ban Kuku, Phuket 83000
Tel/fax: +66 76 241519
Dave's mobile: 081 8936558
Moo's mobile: 081 7974855

Tourism Authority of Thailand License Number 31/0204
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