Welcome to H2O training – instructor training for the outdoors…..

H2O training is a specialist watersports instructor training business which prepares individuals to take groups into the outdoor environment as a career or for leisure. We specialise in Instructor & Youth group leader training, extreme sports, military adventure and instructor training.  We operate throughout Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall and the Caribbean.

We also provide a consultancy service helping centres and individuals realise their potential and meet their business aims within the outdoor and adventure education sector.



Steve Bowens, owner of H2O Training, moved to Scotland in April 2012 following 11 years as a full time lecturer in Marine Sports Science and Instructor development and Training Manager at Falmouth Marine School. Prior to that he worked for 9 years as an outdoor activity instructor and instructor trainer all over the world including Europe, New Zealand and the Caribbean.

Outdoor Qualifications
  • RYA Windsurf Trainer
  • RYA Advance Plus Windsurf coach
  • RYA Inspector
  • RYA Powerboat instructor
  • RYA First at Sea Trainer
  • RYA Yacht Master (Theory)
  • BCU level 3 coach (Surf)
  • BCU level 3 coach (Sea)
  • BCU level 2 coach (Canoe)
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Trainer/Examiner
  • MLTB Single Pitch Supervisor Award (Rock Climbing)
  • MIAS L2 Mountain Bike Leader Award
  • ASI Surf Instructor Trainer/Examiner
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • HSE First aid at work Trainer/Assessor
  • AED Trainer/Assessor
Academic Qualifications
  • BSc Hon Degree Sport Science (First Class)
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
  • HND Sports Science
  • D34 NCQ Internal Verifier Award
  • D32/33 NVQ Assessor Award
  • CYQ Gym Instructor Trainer
Personal Achievements
  • 2012 – Rowed 3,200 mile unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean (Gran Canaria to Barbados)
  • 2012 – Shortlist finalist in the Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards.
  • 2008 – 4th Place British Surf kayaking Championships
  • 2007 – 2nd Place in World Cup surf kayaking championships, Portugal
  • 2002 – Completed an unassisted return crossing from Lands End to the Isle of Scillies and back

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Contact Us:

H2O Training
6 Mitchel Stree,
IV31 6QB


07500 816665

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…having been on many first aid courses through work and the RYA, this was the most appropriate I have even taken