White Water Courses in Colorado


Dvorak Expeditions offers professional instruction in nearly every river activity imaginable, Swiftwater Rescue (SRT I, II, Advanced for agency and official types), River Rescue Courses (RRC/Pro for professional and private boaters alike), Technical Rope Rescue (practical knowledge for the vertical world), kayak, rafting, SUP (stand up paddleboard), fly fishing, and last but not least raft guide training (RGT the most intensive and all-inclusive in the United States it includes the RRCP). From introductory half-day lessons to comprehensive multi-day courses, we guarantee that we have the course to suit your needs.

Paddlers from novice boaters to experienced guides and professional fire and rescue personnel have participated in our instructional clinics to expand their whitewater skills. Learn basic fundamentals and take on progressively greater challenges to achieve your goals through our professional, personalized instruction.

DVK whitewater rescue instructors have thousands of hours of teaching experience and hundreds of thousands in combined river miles to their credit. With excellent communication skills, they will guide you through the technical and behavioral judgment calls you need to successfully guide the craft of your choice on the river.

Combining the most applicable techniques of many rescue disciplines. These courses cover many ways to affect river and flood rescues.  The primary objective, however, remains to assure the safety of the rescuers themselves – since so many injuries and deaths during river rescues have been due to the well-intention of rescuers.

Instructors teach and participate in many seminars and conferences, and learn from their students as well, keeping the program at the state-of-the-art.  By operating in the field of rescue, traveling the world, and practicing/experiencing new techniques RESCUE 3 International and Sierra Rescue continue to make their certified courses the most up to date and state of the art curriculum available.

Rescue 3 International courses have been enthusiastically received by state offices of emergency services, state fire marshal’s, America Outdoors, the Colorado River Outfitters Association, the New Mexico Outfitters Association, the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada, and many other agencies worldwide. Swift Water, River Rescue, and Technical Rope courses are offered by Bill Dvorak Expeditions.  Local agencies, rescuers, guides and interested recreationalists will have opportunities to take the national certification Rescue 3 program at several locations in the US. Qualified courses can be re-certified within 3 years. 

DVK offers intensive 1 to 5-day rescue skill-building courses in Swiftwater Rescue (SRT) and River Rescue Course Pro (RRCP), Technical Rope Rescue (TRR) which include in-depth training in a variety of subjects including:

  • Swiftwater dynamics hydrology
  • Boat-based rescue
  • Technical rescue systems
  • In-water contact rescues
  • Rescue organization
  • Scene management
  • Technical gear
  • Rope systems
  • Flood rescue problems
  • Low-head dam rescues

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