As a student job during the weekend or during the summer, as a future profession, rafting guide is an exciting job. All the day on the water, you will make your customers dreaming and discover an activity and a region to tourists.
Preparation for SOA exams
In May and June we offer preparatory courses for the exams of the Swiss Outdoor Association.
SOA Guide I exam
The SOA Level 1 Guide Diploma allows you to work on class II to III rivers.
This training is aimed to people who already have some knowledge of whitewater and who want a three-day intensive training to go to the exam.
Dates: 3-4-5 may 2019
To register for the SOA exam, you must have a valid first aid and Rescue3 certificates.
SOA II Guide exam
The SOA Level 2 Guide Diploma allows you to work on Rivers class III and above.
This training is aimed at people with the SOA I diploma.
Dates: 13 to 17 May 2019
Price: 1000 CHF
To register for the exam, you must have a valid first aid and Rescue3 certificates.
Training with the “oars” system
This system is widespread in South America and is very useful on large-volume rivers. If you are thinking of working in South America, it is essential to master this technique.
Dates: 17-18-19 June 2019
Complete training to become a rafting guide
The skills of a rafting guide is not taught in 3 days. We offer you a 2 years training to be able to take the SOA II guide exam in the second year and train at “oars” and with the cataraft during the second year.
- Guide Course SOA I
- May as an trainee to take the SOA exam I
- Training as a trainee during the season.
- Guide Course SOA II
- SOA II Review
- Intern “oars” and possibility to work as a guide during the season with the company.
Not everyone progresses at the same speed. It is therefore quite possible to make a season of internship with us in order to improve your knowledge and to register for the exam the following year.
Total training Price: 2000 CHF (1000 CHF per year)
Not included in the price: the Rescue 3 course and the BLS-AED first aid course.