The North West
Lough Melvin, Co.Leitrim
A calm evening on Inishmean, Lough Melvin, Co.Leitrim


New Demo Kayak
We're delighted to have a Valley Gemini SP in polyethelene for you to try. Email if you're interested.
A super time with the Killiney dolphins!
Orlaith Doheny with jumping dolphin
12th April - New school boats for the weekend... a North Shore Atlantic LV, a Valley Aquanaut Club, a Wilderness Systems Tempest 170, a North Shore Aspect and a Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145. We're looking forward to trying them out.
Some second hand plastics will be coming available soon.
2nd April - A fantastic weekend. Out to and around Inishmurray on Saturday in glorious weather. Surfing in Strandhill on Sunday with wet heads all around. A brilliant meal from master chef Rory Redmond.

Welcome to Deep Blue Kayaking

We offer...
  • Sea kayaking courses for all levels from beginner, introductory level to advanced, mainly on the East Coast (Dublin area) of Ireland.
  • A well-stocked shop with a full range of sea kayaks, paddles, gear and equipment.
  • A repair service for fibreglass and plastic sea kayaks
2014 plans...

The Discover Sea Kayaking sessions will be starting up again in May from our base in Dun Laoghaire. The schedule will be updated shortly.

We will be visiting the islands of Inishkea’s and Inishmurray during the summer months so if you have a set time slot let us know and we will schedule that in to our time sheet.

In August we will have Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson with us again to run some more Greenland rolling sessions – interested – email your interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Kayak Ways are back with Deep Blue & Greenland rolling

We're delighted to have Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson with us again this August. We'll be doing 3 days in Mullaghmore in Sligo on 22nd-24th inc and in Dublin on 29th & 30th August + 1st September. Prices will be posted here soon. Email if you're interested. Limited places and first come, first served.


Cheri, Turner, Sonja & Des

Cheri Perry, Turner Wilson, Sonja Ewen, Des Keaney

What you get on Deep Blue courses...

Fully qualified Level 3 & Level 4 Sea Instructors. As well as being fully qualified, all our instructors are highly experienced and enjoy passing on the wonders of sea kayaking to our students. For full info on qualifications, have a look here

No more that 4 students per instructor/assistant on open water.

We fully comply with all Irish Canoe Union Guidelines.

Expedition sea kayaks and paddles.

Dublin sunset

Returning from Dalkey at sunset. 


Like to give something special? We offer vouchers for any amount. For example, a Discover Sea Kayaking session costs as little as €50. The person you're buying for can use it for either gear or courses. They'll really have something to look forward to.

It's easy. Call us with card details or use PayPal and we'll either email or post you the voucher.


Our courses...
Discover Sea Kayaking - These sessions will get you started. We'll bring you out to visit historic Dalkey Island and to see the seals and birdlife. Full details here.
Discovery Two & Three - If you've done the Discover Sea Kayaking and want to get your skills up to Introductory level, this is for you.
Full Introductory Course - The three Discovery sessions make up the Introductory Course. Pick whatever sessions suit you throughout the year.
Improver - If you've paddled before or done the Introductory Course and want to improve your skills as quickly as you can, this is for you. Full details here.
Expeditions - Weekend expeditions to some of the amazing places of the Irish coast. Connemara, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, we've had some amazing trips. Full details here.
Irish Canoe Union Skills Courses - We do a full range of ICU training courses from Level 3 to Level 5.
Vouchers are available for any amount. You can pay over the phone or by PayPal and we can post or email, whichever suits you best.
Adventure racers
We'd like to help all you aspiring Adventure Racers out there. It's possible to lose a serious amount of time and blow a lot of energy even over the relatively short kayak section. We can help you paddle this part of the race efficiently and quickly.
On our Discover Sea Kayaking sessions, we never have more than 4 students per instructor so there's plenty of time for individual instruction and feedback. Just let us know your interest and we'll concentrate on developing your skills over the morning.