Discover Award

Course Description

The Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, as you become a more skilled and independent paddler. Through this award you will learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling.

Who's this for?

Anyone of any age who want to develop their skills on the water. You don’t need any previous experience to take your Discover Award, just the desire for fun and learning! You can take the award from any craft, from kayaks, canoes or SUPs.

What we will cover

  • If you want to develop your skills from your Start Award, or feel like you need to expand your basic paddling knowledge further, this is the award you need. The award covers topics such as:

  • Encouraging independent decision making on different bodies of water (moving river, canal, estuary, harbour), covering safety and weather aspects too

  • Preparing for self-guided adventures

  • Equipment you will need for a variety of paddle trips

  • Further developing your canoe, kayak or SUP paddling and rescue skills


This course will be run at Daff Reservior, Greenock

In Brief

  • 1 Day

  • Paddle sports Development

  • 1:8 maximum ratio

  • Recognised Paddle Award


Check our our open courses or get in touch to arrange dates that work for you. If there's no open courses, then we will open one for you. Private bookings can be run at any time.

Course Price

£85 per person (a minimum of 4 people required to run)