Thurston Outdoor Education Centre: Sea level traversing policy


  1. Introduction
  2. Venue
  3. Staffing
  4. Equipment
  5. Operating considerations

Revised: January 2022


Sea level traversing can be offered as a day or half-day when conditions allow.


Humphrey Head.

Any other venue to be approved by Head of Centre or deputy.


  • Ratio: The normal instructor / participant ratio.
  • Staff should have knowledge of the venue, site specific training, be in-house trained, have an awareness of tides and be an ML holder.


Helmets must be worn.

Operating considerations

  • Tide tables checked and an awareness of the implications.
  • Participant aware of the specific dangers including quick sand.
  • Leader must have a mobile phone or a method of communication.