IRF Raft Guide Course

IRF Raft Guide Course
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IRF Raft Guide Course

Do you want to become a Rafting guide to the rivers of Ioannina, Grevena or other rivers in Greece?

Do you want to become a Rafting guide to the rivers of Ioannina, Grevena or other rivers in Greece?
Want to transmit the magic of the river? Do you know what the rafting guide is?

It is the person who takes six or eight people who will try rafting for the first time (or some of them may have done it before) and is responsible for showing them the basic skills they need to have a safe descent of the river. In short, the person who has been trained and certified as a rafting driver and will inspire safety on the rafting customers. The guide's performance will determine whether the participants will visit other rivers as well or they will not participate again in a rafting tour.

If you like the above description, if you like the environment of outdoor activities, if you like the river, if you like to guide people in nature, then YES! ... come to learn the basics of being a successful Rafting Guide, a member of the International Federation of Rafting (IRF). This education is organized by Metavasi and Greek Adventure in Ioannina and Grevena.

School Duration: 5 days (50 - 60 hours)

Dates: Sunday 07 April to Thursday 11 April 2019 / 07.04 and 08.04 (Ioannina / Voidomatis) and 09 April to 11 April (Grevena / Venetikos II and Aliakmonas I)

You will learn:

• Rafting techniques
• Rafting guide paddles, Ferry Glide, Eddy Entry - Exit, Hydrography, Recognizing the effects of rushing water, Handling rafting in difficult conditions,
• Rafting crew training
• Introductory lesson, Crew crew positions on the raft, Crew lugs, Crew-driver relationships, etc.
• Safety and Rescue Techniques
• Swimming, Walking in the shallow waters, Lifting rope rescue, Restoring the boat in case of overturning, Knots, Anchorages, Pulleys, Diagonal ropes, etc.

Trainer of the school will be Yannis Holevas, Rafting Guides Instructor of IRF and British Rafting Federation (BCU)

School cost: € 300 per person + 24% VAT.

The cost includes: Five (5) days of theoretical and practical training, Personnel and team equipment. The cost does not include: Local transport of about 80 km per day (will try to organize transports with cars  for two or three participants so they can share the cost). If you do not live in the prefecture of Ioannina or Grevena we can provide you with a very cheap package of accommodation - food.

Entries: Up to Tuesday 2 April 2019, electronically at, with the following info: Name, Date of Birth, Height, Weight and Shoes size.

More information: Apostolis Papatheodorou (6907316472)

We'll see you in the river!

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