Skills Courses


Sign Up for APA's new Stand Up Paddle clinic 


Ever wanted to glide effortlessly on the water soaking up the gorgeous views of the Hong Kong coastline? Enjoy the peace of the ocean - far from the maddening crowds on the beach?

Come along and pick up essential skills from our dynamic instructors from APA in our half day sessions.


Date: 23 June, 7 July or 4 August 2018,

Time: 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Venue: Deep Water Bay

Cost: HKD 590


Maximum class size is 12.

SUPs, paddles will be provided. Bring personal equipment such as swimwear and sun protection.


Participants need to be at least 12 years old and not over 100 kg weight.

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Two New Ultra Trail Workshops just announced in HK - great chance to learn first hand from Stone ! 


Enroll soon if interested as expected to fill up fast. Presented by C3fit (leaders in technical compression apparel) and managed by APA.



1. Training and performance for 50km, click here

Date of Indoor seminar : 27 April 2017 (7:30pm - 9:30pm); 

Date of Outdoor workshop : 6 May 2017 (1:30pm - 4:00pm) 


2. Training and performance for 100km, click here

Date of Indoor seminar : 28 April 2017 (7:30pm - 9:30pm); 

Date of Outdoor workshop : 6 May 2017 (4:00pm - 6:30pm)   

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Two New Ultra Trail Workshops just announced in HK - great chance to learn first hand from Stone !




























Rescue 3 International





Asia Pacific Adventure, is proud to announce that we are now a centre of Excellence and training provider for the international recognized Rescue 3 courses.

Rescue 3 international is the worlds premier water and technical rescue organization. With more than 300,000 students having taken Rescue 3’s courses worldwide, the approach has been refined until it is the absolute best in the business.

The courses have been independently audited and found to be compliant with the, National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1670 standard for technical rescue in high risk environments including swift-water, ice and rope rescue. This is important because training to a recognized standard is a key factor in reducing an individuals and organization’s risk profile.

As the worlds leader they have been involved in setting the standards of workshops and are recognized by the worlds leading fire protection agencies. Having trained personnel across the globe the systems in place are easily transferable from one rescue agency to another.


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By taking part in the following 3 courses you will meet the NFPA training requirements for Swift-water & Flood and Technical Rope Rescue Technician.  Includes NFPA required training for Swift-water, Flood Rescue, River Rescue and Technical Rope Rescue in the Low, Steep and Vertical Angle environments.

(TRR-TL) Technical Rope Rescue Technician level - 5 days
This 5 day (40 hour) course is designed to take students from basic over-the-bank rescues to progressively more vertical scenarios. Students learn and practice such skills as: preplanning, size-up and scene management, ascending and descending, belaying, mechanical advantage systems, lowering and raising systems, patient packaging and litter attending, tethers, and high-lines. Completion of the TRR:TL class satisfies the requirements in NFPA 1670 for Technical Rope Technician level training. In addition, Technician level training is mandatory for inclusion on many Federal Emergency Management Agency Teams at different levels.  

PREREQUISITES: ........................................ NONE
COST - HKD 6,139 (USD 777)


(SRT - 1) Swift-water and Flood Rescue Technician (unit 1) - 3 days
The SRT1 course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to perform in-water rescues. Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management. Practical skills include self-rescue, swift-water swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally students are introduced to the basics of boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems. The SRT1 class also provides the rescuer the foundation to work toward the NFPA Swift-water Technician level. Swift-water Technician level is a mandatory training level for inclusion on a Federal Emergency Management Agency Swift-water/ Flood Search and Rescue Team at all levels.

PREREQUISITES: ........................................ BASIC SWIMMING ABILITY
COST - HKD 3,532 (USD 447)

(SRT - A ) Swift-water & Flood rescue Technician (Advanced) - 3 days
This course integrates techniques learned in SRT1 and TRR:TL, taking the students beyond the emphasis on self-rescue to concentrate on victim rescue. Students are exposed to more complex water rescue situations including a mock night river rescue scenario. The three day course includes 4-6 hours of classroom instruction, followed by two and one- half days of hands-on skill development. Students are introduced to the role and utilization of various skills in river and flood rescue, including rope systems, management of litter & patient raising systems, high-line systems, advanced river search concepts, and performing rescues at night or in low visibility and basic flood disaster management.

PREREQUISITES: ........................................ SWIFT-WATER AND FLOOD RESCUE TECHNICIAN 1
COST - HKD 3,532 (USD 447)


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adventure racing skilsAsia Pacific Adventure offers many outdoor skills courses each year, ranging from Adventure Racing workshops to Wilderness First Aid programs.

We also specialize in courses and training programs that are custom designed for an individual, group, or company’s needs.  If you have a group of people who want to learn a particular skill, let us know and we can organize a customized course for you.

If you are interested in receiving updates on future skills courses we plan to organize please email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information on courses we offer please click on courses below:

Trail Running 101

APA offers both an indoor seminar and outdoor skills program for trail running.

    Trail running workshopIndoor includes:

    Training strategies to maximize your potential
    Injury prevention tips
    High-performance equipment and gear
    Nutrition & Hydration 

    Outdoor includes:
    Running demonstrations and tips on:
    Uphill running
    Downhill running
    Technical trail running
    Steps/Staircase running
    Equipment techniques


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Mountain Biking

mnt bike skills3.jpgFoundation Course

This one day course is ideal for both beginner and intermediate mountain bike riders.  Participants will practice the key skills in trail riding including: optimum use of gears and brakes, building confidence on corners and steep slopes, and all the tricks to stay on the bike while the terrain gets tough.  The course is a workshop-oriented day where participants will practice skills on a circuit of man-made obstacles.  The course will also provide an overview of bike set-up, equipment options, and accessible trails to practice in HK.  Participants must already know how to ride a bike comfortably on roads and have at least a basic level of fitness.  Quality bike rentals are available. 

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adventure skills 101Adventure Racing Workshops

    During these workshops we will develop the core skills needed to take part in the sport of adventure racing, including: mountain biking, rope-work, kayaking, navigation, team strategy and training.  Besides adventure racers, this 2-day program is also useful for any outdoor athlete who simply wants to improve their skills in the various disciplines.  In the past, we have also had special courses with world champion guest instructors, including Ian Adamson and John Howard.

    Adventure Skills Level 1
    This course is for individuals who would like to become more confident traveling through technical outdoor landscapes or improve their adventure racing rope skills.  The course focuses on abseiling, fixed-line travel, climbing, scrambling, and other rope skills.


Rock Climbing

    Coach on wall
    This one day outdoor Rock climbing course is designed for first time or beginner level climbers who want to acquire the basic climbing and abseiling skills to climb safely on real rock in the outdoors. All technical equipment is provided on the course. Private lessons with customized programs to work on specific skills are also available for individuals and groups of all levels.

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Rock Rescue

    Rock Rescue Level 1
    This workshop is for any single or multi-pitch climber who wishes to be able to solve crag problems, or take their climbing to more adventurous venues.  The course will include instruction on pulley systems, hoisting and lowering, traverse problems, ascending and descending, anticipating problems, escaping from the system, crag evacuation, and much more.  As the techniques may be coached in a realistic situation a full understanding of leading and crag communication will be essential.  You should already be able to lead unsupervised; the grade is irrelevant.  The emphasis will be on individuals experimenting with skills learned, enabling greater learning and faster application. 


    kayak.skills.jpgKayaking Level 1
    This one day workshop is an introduction to the basic skills of kayaking.  Participants will learn how to navigate their craft using various strokes and learn the key skills enabling them to be safe on the water.  Participants will have opportunity to obtain a British Canoe Union 2 star certificate during program.

    Kayaking Level 2
    In addition to obtaining a British Canoe Union 3-star certificate, this 2-day program (held in Thailand or Malaysia) is designed to develop an individual’s kayaking skills in a whitewater environment.  Participants will have the opportunity to refine existing paddling skills and be coached in more advanced techniques like breaking in and out, rolling in whitewater, ferry gliding, and surfing standing waves & small stoppers.  Participants will also be introduced to basic river rescue techniques.



    navigation.skills.jpgNavigation Level 1
    This 1 day workshop introduces you to the art of navigating in the outdoors.  We will start with the basics and build a sound grounding for participants, enabling you to have a clear understanding of map & compass usage, six figure grid references, contours, 3d to 2d referencing, etc.

    Navigation Level 2
    Building on the Navigation 1 workshop, participants in this one day and evening course will gain further knowledge in the art of navigating and develop a keen eye to referencing the land to the map and vice versa.  Further use of the compass, bearings and triangulation will be explored, as well as, an insight into micro / night navigation.

Wilderness First Aid

    wilderness.first aid.jpgThis program is essential for individuals who play in the outdoors recreationally and also those professionals who guide in the outdoor arena.  Participants will gain an internationally recognized qualification enabling them to feel much more confident in outdoor environments.



Some examples of past open courses

Stand Up Paddleboard Explorer Clinic








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Maximum your Trailwalker Team and individual performance







































UTMF & UTMB Seminar by Stone Tsang


Ultra Trail Running Seminar


Trail Running 101 - Hong Kong With Asia's Top Athlete Team







































Wilderness First Aid course


Wilderness First Aid course

 Wilderness First Aid 2009


MTB Skills Course

In 2006 APA developed the first professionally run mountain bike training courses in Hong Kong.

Custom MTB Course






Indoor Repair/Maintenance Course
MTB Repair and maintenance course


APA brings multi-sport World Champion to Hong Kong for coaching sessions

 APA brings multi-sport World Champion to Hong Kong for coaching sessions


Asia’s top Adventure Skills Camp is back!

Asia’s top Adventure Skills Camp is back!

Skills workshop

skills workshop 2003


Rock Climbing Courses announced

New 2009 Rock Climbing Courses announced