Flying Fish UK

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Flying Fish trains commercial maritime professionals and instructors of water sports.

On the water we enjoy sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing.

Training and adventure

At Flying Fish we promise you professional training and international adventure.

Train for a career, plan a gap year or take time out from work
With over 20 years’ experience in the UK, Australia, Canada and Greece, we believe we offer the best courses you will find, in the world's best training locations.

Work around the world

With every professional level course you are eligible for our free online recruitment service.

We match employers with job-seekers, at no cost to anyone using the service.

Yacht charter and race events

Flying Fish is about more than training and jobs. You can join Flying Fish as an individual crew member to compete in one of the world's great yacht races - or get a group together and charter a yacht for cruising, racing or corporate entertaining.

A personal challenge

Training with Flying Fish at professional level can be a challenging activity holiday too. Join us for the adventure of lifetime - and start a lifetime of adventure!

STCW Training Centers

Flying Fish UK have their training center located in Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Terms and Conditions

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Customer Reviews

Flying Fish UK reviews as published on Google:

  • Tom McCarthy

    Tom McCarthy

    Average rating: in the last week

    I did my deckhand course in September, which was really enjoyable. The staff were all friendly and there was loads of stuff to do in the evenings in Cowes. My favourite part of the course would be either the fire safety training or they jet skiing.

  • Oli Jenkins

    Oli Jenkins

    Average rating: a week ago

    I recently took part in the 6 week Start Windsurfing Instructors course in Vassiliki and it was more than I could have hoped for. The instructors were inspiring, helpful and supportive. The accommodation was great and I really enjoyed the activities we did. Three weeks into the course I was offered a job as a windsurfing instructor in Greece and without a shadow of a doubt the course couldn't have prepared me better. The course was so much fun and I am so glad I now have the opportunity to work in beautiful places; I love teaching windsurfing under the sun.

  • Riddhi

    Riddhi

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    Spent the summer doing the Divemaster course in Vasiliki, Greece.
    The staff were very experienced and helpful, and the course was taught in a timely manner. The location was amazing and the weather rarely disappointed! Overall, I really enjoyed my summer with Flying Fish. Highly recommended!

  • Rosanne Yaselli

    Rosanne Yaselli

    Average rating: a week ago

    I just came back from a fantastic week with Flying Fish doing my STCW in Cowes.

    Their programme is so well designed that you’re guaranteed to take in an incredible amount of information whilst having an absolute blast!

    Mark was a gem throughout this course, his knowledge of the industry is incredible and his approach to teaching is second to none!

    Andy, Laura and Colette looked after us so well, from pre-arrival correspondence to check-out, you couldn’t ask for a friendlier and more accommodating team!

    Could not recommend Flying Fish highly enough, I’m already looking to do more courses and I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else!

  • Hanna Mikaela

    Hanna Mikaela

    Average rating: 4 weeks ago

    I did my Start Windsurf Instructor Course this summer in Vassiliki, Greece. Amazing instructors, great location and equipment!
    The course is super fun, you learn a lot and it really leaves you inspired and keen for more!
    Also did my STCW in Cowes, Isle of Wight in October and again, the Flying Fish team is just brilliant!
    Information-packed, fun and exciting!
    Cowes is wonderful and the accommodation was great.
    Just overall super!
    Doing two different courses in two locations with the same result really shows the quality of the company!
    I can highly recommend Flying Fish.

  • Vaema

    Vaema

    Average rating: October 8, 2019

    Would highly recommend Flying Fish to anyone. Flying Fish has amazing, supportive staff where they all made the course enjoyable whilst very informative. The location and the accommodation is also great.

  • Thomas Reeves

    Thomas Reeves

    Average rating: August 6, 2019

    Amazing two weeks with the FlyingFish crew in Cowes. Incredibly knowledgeable instructors taught me everything I hoped to learn and more. Will likely return in the near future.

  • Luke Gamwell

    Luke Gamwell

    Average rating: July 30, 2019

    Excellent staff, really friendly and training is catered to every person, accommodation and location also spot on.

  • Matt Chaney

    Matt Chaney

    Average rating: July 23, 2019

    My time with Flying Fish in Vassiliki doing my dinghy instructor course, was an amazing experience. The tuition was fantastic, all the instructors put in a lot of effort to make sure you got the most out of your course!

    I want to thank Flying Fish for everything and helping me get my first job as a newly qualified DI!

  • Charlie Marsden

    Charlie Marsden

    Average rating: July 19, 2019

    I’ve really enjoyed my time in Vassiliki doing my dinghy instructor course with Flying Fish and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to complete their DI. The location, instructors and people I’ve met on the course has made it an unforgettable experience. Can’t thank the guys enough for everything!

  • sophie fitchett

    sophie fitchett

    Average rating: June 23, 2019

    My time in Vasiliki learning to sail with Flying Fish was incredible! I would highly recommend doing a course with Flying Fish - the quality of the teaching coupled with a fantastic location helped me get competent and comfortable sailing in record time. They are great at tailoring the course to meet your specific needs and experience so you really get the most out of your time in Vasiliki. Thanks Adam and Ewan!!

  • Robyn Chiedozie

    Robyn Chiedozie

    Average rating: June 3, 2019

    I cannot recommend Flying Fish highly enough! From before you even arrive the correspondence was professional and informative. And then when you do arrive all the staff are super friendly and helpful. Our instructor Mark, made the course really interesting and he couldn't have been more knowledgeable and experienced if he tried! If you need to take a course, do it with Flying Fish, don't bother looking elsewhere! Thanks guys : )

  • Tagan Coyle

    Tagan Coyle

    Average rating: May 17, 2019

    Would highly recommend to anyone contemplating the STCW and Interior Steward(ess) Course! The staff were amazing and were always willing to go above and beyond each individual - they'll soon become your Flying Fish family! I now have the confidence to break into the Superacht industry having spent two incredible weeks in Cowes with the best in the business!

  • Jonny Cooksey

    Jonny Cooksey

    Average rating: May 14, 2019

    Just finished the STCW and Deckhand course and there's nothing but positive feedback.
    The FF team are experienced, knowledgeable and go beyond the call of duty in helping you achieve the most from each aspect of the course. They help in every way they can making sure you go on to the next stage of your career fully prepared.

    Thank you FF crew for everything!

  • Elle Serpis

    Elle Serpis

    Average rating: April 9, 2019

    I had an amazing time completing my STCW and Stewardess training with Flying Fish. The whole team is so great and were so lovely, helpful and supportive throughout the entire process and beyond.

    Their knowledge and understanding of the industry is incredible and they went above and beyond to help. I would very happily recommend Flying Fish to anyone!

  • Jenni Hogg

    Jenni Hogg

    Average rating: April 5, 2019

    I just finished my 2 week with Flying Fish for my STCW and Stewardess course, and I can’t recommend them enough.

    Everyone was so lovely and knowledgeable about the industry and we had a great group.

    They always went that extra mile and are genuinely happy to keep in contact and help after the course has finished. I can’t wait to get out there now and carry on my career!

    Thank you all at FF!

  • Mārtiņš Vārpa

    Mārtiņš Vārpa

    Average rating: February 11, 2019

    Thank you for a great course. Great presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples which all made for a really enjoyable and informative course.
    This has more than met my expectations.

  • Jay Riihiluoma

    Jay Riihiluoma

    Average rating: February 1, 2019

    Quality education and a lot of fun. I completed my start windsurf course with Flying Fish and returned to complete my intermediate. Great teachers, kit and fellow students made for an awesome experience both times!

  • James McKiernan

    James McKiernan

    Average rating: January 30, 2019

    Fantastic Course, the staff go the extra mile and a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding time. Cannot recommend them enough!

  • Mark Sansome

    Mark Sansome

    Average rating: December 24, 2018

    Hands down one of the best things I’ve done! I took some time out from work, earlier this summer, to do the fast track windsurfing instructor course and had a fantastic time out in Vass for a month.
    Windsurfing everyday with great kit, great conditions and great people, it really doesn’t get much better. I would highly recommend it.

  • Charlotte Chew

    Charlotte Chew

    Average rating: December 13, 2018

    Flying Fish is a brilliant experience, full of helpful and friendly staff. Compromise course, where I learnt a huge amount and enjoyed every day of it. Accommodation was lovely and I would highly recommend to anyone interested in this career path.

  • Evie Kock

    Evie Kock

    Average rating: November 9, 2018

    Just finished a 2 week course doing my STCW and Stewardess training. I cannot thank flying fish enough with how amazing it was. The staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable. I have come away from these 2 weeks knowing so much more about the Yachting industry, along with many qualifications and feeling much more confident. I highly recommend Flying Fish to anyone wanting to get involved in Super yachts. Thank you!

  • karen bennett

    karen bennett

    Average rating: October 30, 2018

    I recently attended my latest first aid update through flying fish. I have done many over the years and other similar types of events through my nursing career but I can honestly say this was the most fun, informative and memorable update I have attended. The course was delivered in such a way as to make the information interesting, easy to remember and most importantly easy to apply if required. I would definitely recommend doing your update with Adam at Flying Fish. Thanks guys!

  • adam phipps

    adam phipps

    Average rating: October 30, 2018

    Great summer doing the start and intermediate windsurf instructor courses out in Vasiliki. The trainers were super nice and friendly, I would definitely recommend the course to anyone looking to improve their own windsurfing as well as becoming an instructor. Thank you Flying Fish!

  • Jessica Acland

    Jessica Acland

    Average rating: October 30, 2018

    I spent 5 weeks with flying fish doing the dinghy instructor course + development in vass and it was amazing! The instructors are @ such an amazing standard and support you through your whole time there. I had such a fantastic time making great friends and learning so many new skills on and off the water.

  • alice backhouse

    alice backhouse

    Average rating: October 30, 2018

    I had an incredible time spending 3 weeks on the taster course to try out sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving. The teaching was top quality with extremely friendly and talented instructors in each discipline. The set up was fantastic and the accommodation excellent. Vasiliki is a superb resort to learn and has a great sociable atmosphere. Would recommend the courses to any age group. Go and meet lovely people and make amazing memories!

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