ICOpro Canyoneer Initiation (ICTC/CAI)



Do you wish to experience canyoning for the first time but unsure of your ability & skills?

Is safety a top priority of yours when experiencing outdoor activities?

Do you want to learn new skills while you enjoy a day out in the middle of nature?

Are you looking for a fun & rewarding experience under the supervision of qualified instructors?


The ICOpro Canyoneer Initiation is exactly what you are looking for!

Canyoneer Initiation ICTC/CAI

Course Overview

The ICOpro Canyoneer Initiation (CAI) training course provides the basis for all canyoning practice. This standard course is taught in every single ICOpro affiliated center worldwide, and is included in every Adventure & Spirit canyoning tour. It provides you with basic knowledge about the techniques used to progress in a canyon: you will learn & practice how to rappel (abseil) waterfalls, how to jump and/or slide in deep natural pools, basic team work skills, in-canyon communication, all of which while having a lot of fun in the outdoors!

The ICOpro CAI is the perfect way to experience canyoning for the first time. This short course is the most complete safety briefing for beginners. After learning, you will practice the newly-acquired skills all under the supervision of a qualified ICOpro Instructor level 1 or above. Once you complete the ICOpro CAI course, you will be certified and become a member of the biggest canyoning organization in the world (ICOpro). You will be able to participate on the ICOpro Canyoneer 1-2-3 training course, the next step of progression.

Already an ICOpro CAI? Present your ICOpro Canyoneer Card and receive 15% off your next canyoning trip with Adventure & Spirit! Valid for direct bookings only.


ICOpro CAI course content: 

Duration: 1 day

ICOpro presentation
  • ICOpro structure presentation
  • ICOpro Canyoneer Charter
The basics of the activity
  • Canyoning definition
Canyoning equipment
  • Personal equipment CAI
Horizontal rope progression: Hand-lines Lvl1
  • Progression on Fixed hand-line
  • Progression on Retrievable hand-line
Vertical rope progression: Descent Lvl1
  • Clip into the belay
  • Set-up a canyoning descender
  • Unclip from the belay
  • Static position
  • Rappel
  • Pass a deviation (only in case of the presence)
  • Pass a rebelays (only in case of the presence)
  • Guided rappel (in case of presence)
  • Rope retrieval

When you become a certified ICOpro CAI:

  • You join the largest international canyoning community: ICOpro
  • You can download the FREE Canyoneer Initiation manual to review what you have learned.
  • You will periodically receive the ICOpro What’s Up newsletter, keeping up with the latest canyoning news
  • You improve your confidence and canyoning skills!
  • You can participate on the ICOpro Canyoneer 1-2-3 training course and become a skilled canyoneer!

Canyoning with Adventure & Spirit and ICOpro is so much fun: the adventure never stops. Our network expands across the world and we are sure you will want to experience more… So what are you waiting for? Leave all your concerns and hesitations behind: become an ICOpro Canyoneer & start canyoning now!