Certification vs. Non-Certification

Whether you are a professional in the packrafting industry or a recreational boater wanting a safer experience for you and your friends in the backcountry, swiftwater safety and rescue courses are a must. Professionals in the industry are required to have some sort of certification to raft guide. So we offer certification courses for our clients pursuing that avenue through the Swiftwater Safety Institute. Most other people just need the skills to help themselves and their friends while on the river. So, we offer non-certification hybrid courses based on the Rescue 3 International program. These courses integrate rescue training with paddling skills training. Head guide Steve Fassbinder trained in this curriculum under Seon Crockford-Laserer of Packraft Europe. By 2026 we plan to become a Rescue 3 International-accredited organization.