Looking for a canyoneering guide? The ACA offers certification programs for canyoneering guides in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America and internationally.

The ACA certified professionals listed here come from many different backgrounds, but one thing unites them all – their passion for our sport and their desire to provide you with the best possible canyoneering experience and training.

Our certified professionals have undergone rigorous training and examination that meets and exceeds international standards. For you as a consumer, ACA certification provides a decisive tool for choosing the right person for your needs and objectives.

 

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Affiliated Organizations 

The American Canyoneering Academy maintains relationships with other training organizations around the world, including the UK Canyon Guides Association and the Hong Kong Canyoning Association.

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Guides and Instructors based in the United States and Canada

mikeMike Knarzer

Arizona

clintClint Poole

Arizona

Tom Seeley

Arizona

Dean Kirchner

California

Ron Lebfrom

California

kevinKevin Koprek

Colorado

charlyCharly Oliver

Colorado

Mike Barnett

Hawaii

Logan Bisesi-Adkins

Hawaii

dave-blackDave Black

Hawaii

Cole Clasen

Hawaii

Dan Johnson

Hawaii

Trey Lightner

Hawaii

Elena Pray

Hawaii

Joe Shetz

Hawaii

Kristin Sliger

Hawaii

Cody Lewis

Nevada

Shannon Long

Nevada

Kevin Meyers

Nevada

Cody Moyer

Nevada

Joe Moerschbaecher

North Carolina

Dave Critchley

Alberta Canada

Katie Graham

Alberta Canada

Joe Storms

Alberta Canada

Mark Miller

HONORARY

Guides and Instructors based in Latin America

mauricioMauricio Odio

Costa Rica

pisarroJose Pisarro Rodriguez

Costa Rica

Amilcar Barbosa

Monterrey Mexico

pauloPaulo Estrada

Monterrey Mexico

Jesus "Chuy" Guererro

Monterrey Mexico

Ruben Perez

Monterrey Mexico

Ricardo Torres

Monterrey Mexico

Edgar Valdez

Monterrey Mexico

Alfonso Carrero

Puerto Rico

Guides and Instructors based in Asia and the Middle East

eric-liEric Li

Hong Kong

Terry Ling

Hong Kong

Martin Mak

Hong Kong

Dig Wilson

Hong Kong

Johnny Wong

Hong Kong

Troy Churchill

Japan

DaveEnrightDave Enright

Japan

Ben Groves

Japan

Mitsu Kaeriyama

Japan

Naoto Kato

Japan

Paul Nuttal

Japan

Luke Smith

Japan

Amir Jelvani

Iran

Peyman Razeghi

Iran

Dabindra Lama

Nepal

Dinesh Lama

Nepal

Edgar Chang

Taiwan