I have used Paul for the past four years with my Outdoor Education school group.In most cases Paul is dealing with students who have never paddled before. In a short time he is able to teach students the fundamentals of paddling and equip them to go on extended expeditions.Paul has led expeditions for us along the Murray and Blackwood rivers. His expertise in paddling and knowledge of the waters has meant our expeditions have always been fun, safe and challenging!His endearing personality and level headed temperament makes him a very good person to work along side with, and a great instructor/teacher for youth.James.Outdoor Education Department,Mandurah Baptist College.
I am employed as a school teacher and have been involved with Paul over several years both on expeditions and in general Outdoor Education classes. He has joined us for expeditions to places such as Ningaloo Reef, Shark Bay World Heritage area, Blackwood River and Nanga Mill, to name a few. On these expeditions Paul has been included as the on water expert to provide guidance and instruction to staff and students. He is extremely professional in all his dealings and provides us with a trustworthy person who we know can be relied on to make appropriate and safe decisions at all times. I particularly appreciate Paul’s interaction with students on expedition, he is polite and friendly but also provides strict instruction where required. Further, Paul has been a great source of professional development for staff employed at our school.I have no hesitation in recommending Paul for any kayaking or canoeing activities for which he is qualified.Mathew WarrenHead of Physical EducationMandurah Catholic College
I have had both flat water and sea skills training with Paul. When I started lessons with Paul I had never been in a kayak before and was terrified of being out on the ocean. Paul was patient, skilful and made sure that I felt supported at all times. He was right by my side the first time I came out in the ocean, meeting me with his characteristic English quip ‘you o’right chicken?’, before helping me climb back into the boat.Paul’s practical method of teaching, with a sense of humour helped me to learn skills I never thought I would have and given me a love of paddling. I have since been on overnight sea paddles, scenic river paddles, white water paddles, and challenging sea paddles in strong winds and large swell. I recommend Paul as a paddling instructor without hesitation.Katrina. Shoalwater.
I have learnt a great deal from Paul. He got me from struggling to stay upright to paddling the Avon Descent, a six day expedition, white water rapids and many ocean paddles in very rough seas.All achieved with a strong emphasis on safety and the correct way of doing things, though his sense of humour is merciless if you do something wrong.If you want to learn how to paddle or just improve your skills, give Paul a try, you won’t be dissapointed.Vern.Mandurah WA.
Thanks so much for the training over the weekend. It was such a greatexperience and learning opportunity for all of us. I feel more confidentthat our programs and instructors have a very robust baseline on which tobuild their experience and activities. We will definitely use you fortraining opportunities again in the future.I really hope that we can keep working with you in other ways as well as training and will definitely be recommending your training services to others."Scottie and Mary Wood,Co-owners of Dekked Out Adventures & Adventureworks WA,Dunsborough, WA.