SOS Survival Training specialises in providing wilderness, sea and aviation survival training. We employ professional instructors with the relevant backgrounds, who are skilled in imparting their knowledge and creating realistic but safe scenarios.
Our training environment is designed to help people from all backgrounds develop their confidence and skills – and enhance their ability to stay alive when the unexpected happens.
Anyone at any stage of life could one day be caught in a life or death situation. You could be lost in the bush as night falls or battling ocean waves after a boat or plane mishap. Could you cope?
Training individuals and teams to stay safe – even when they’re facing extraordinary challenges – is central to our mission at SOS Survival Training. We believe people can only learn a certain amount from books, manuals or videos. Helping them discover their internal capabilities, and equipping them with the knowledge to make good decisions, is what we do.
The SOS Survival team is led by Stu Gilbert, who draws on his expertise gained as a highly qualified instructor with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Stu has experience in working with all sorts of groups – from outdoors enthusiasts, to airline crews, to teenagers looking to take on an exciting new challenge. Stu will assess your survival training requirements and put together the right team and training modules to ensure successful learning.
"We want to thank Stu for the BEST ever 10th Birthday Party! Highly recommend - amazing set up...great value and awesome memories made. Stu is brilliant with the kids and they hang onto his every word in awe and learn some cool skills. Thanks so much. I think the Dad's want their birthdays there too next time haha”
"I just wanted to let you know that the course was excellent. I felt extremely safe while being able to push my own comfort boundaries. Your wealth of knowledge in survival is very evident in all aspects of what you teach. It was a most rewarding 24hrs and I would highly recommend it to anybody who has the courage to push their own personal boundaries to learn something new."
"I can't believe the excitement and enthusiasm that poured out of my boys when they came home from your survival day. In fact they haven't stopped raving about!! They now want to do the overnight and then the family overnighter!!" Highly recommend!!”