Flying Fish UK
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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Flying Fish UK reviews as published on Google:
After completing the Superyacht Deckhand Course I can’t speak highly enough of Flying Fish, Andy & the whole team, they have been a pleasure to train with. They know the superyacht industry inside and out, and I fully trust the advice they have given us during the course. Setting you up for a career in the industry they go above and beyond to help you gain the relevant qualifications to give you the best start possible. The course is very informative and a real insight into what your future job looks like. I feel extremely prepared for the next stage of my career after a couple of fantastic weeks in Cowes. I look forward to returning in the future to study further with them.
5 Star! I honestly cannot recommend Flying Fish enough, i completed my two week course in March and it definitely exceeded my expectations. The staff, accommodation, course and criteria are beyond excellent and i can't fault anything during my two weeks. I hope to deal with Flying Fish again in the near future an wish them all the best.
I recently completed a stewardess course with flying fish and I could not recommend them more highly. I had the best experience; the instructors were knowledgeable, approachable and always willing to go the extra mile to help. From the initial enquiry, until present, all the staff at Flying Fish have been amazing, even with the current climate being uncertain, they have always gone above and beyond to give you the help and assurance you need.
I had such an amazing time at Flying Fish, I wish it never ended. The instructors and staff were so helpful and I am grateful for everything they taught me. The facilities Flying Fish have are brilliant and you can learn A LOT and be fully qualified!!!
Had an awesome time with flying fish, learnt a lot and made a lot of new friends. Everyone was so nice, and the skill level of the staff, both on the water, but also as teachers, was really good. I can really recommend it!
What an amazing few weeks! I came to the island to gain as much knowledge as possible about the world of yachting and I have left feeling like an expert. Flying Fish are so supportive and helpful. The amount of recousres they had to teach us and the quality of everything was impeccable. All the teachers were so experienced and really gave me a proper idea of what the industry had in store for me. Laura and Andy really made everyone feel at home! Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits was also a plus!
A huge thank you to everyone at flying fish for making my experience so magical, I'm sure I will be coming back to potentially gain some more qualifications, to further my career! Thanks again!
I just completed my STCW and stewardess course and cannot rate Flying Fish highly enough. All the staff are really professional and knowledgeable and with small groups it's a really personal experience, with one on one help with your CV and career advice. I really enjoyed my two weeks there, thanks a lot for the experience.
I did my start and intermediate windsurfing instructor courses last year in Vassiliki. I spent a total of 14 weeks in Vass and they were easily some of the best of my life. I cannot speak highly enough of Chubsy who runs the show at flyingfish in Vass and our two awesome instructors. I had an absolute blast and improved my windsurfing skills exponentially as well as making some potential life long friends. I am eternally counting down the days I can come back to Vass, and maybe to my advanced instructor course.
I have just had the most amazing experience completing my STCW and Superyacht stewardess training. The whole team was so welcoming and informative. Fantastic equipment was available for all aspects of the course and the instructors all have worked in the industry and have incredible stories and knowledge that they want to pass on. I had the best two weeks and will be looking to go back for more qualifications :) xxx
I have just completed my training with Flying Fish to become a stewardess upon a yacht. They are an extremely professional and hands on, with great access to equipment ready to use, and well experienced staff with extensive knowledge of the industry. Endless supply of tea and coffee which is always great. Can't thank enough for a wonderful experience.
I had a great time at flying fish, the staff were so organized and so professional in their line of work.
Lots of well kept equipment, all ready to use for the job at hand.
Good supply of biscuits and coffee as well.
Start Windsurf Instructor Course, Vassiliki, Greece 2019
I simply went online in search to find the best Windsurfing Instructor Course in Europe, and upon completion I can confirm that it exceeded my expectations.
Prior to the course, Flying Fish was very helpful with the entire process of signing up for the course and transportation etc.
Vassiliki is a windsurfer's paradise, however, what made the biggest impact on me was the highly qualified, professional, caring and passionate staff.
I can highly recommend taking a course with Flying Fish!
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.
Just completed my course and it was an amazing experience! Very capable teachers and very helpfull. I would highly recommend Flying Fish if you are new to the superyacht sector!
I just completed my Deckhand course with Flying Fish. The course structure was amazing, and they have a real understanding about the industry that the students are looking to get into. All the staff are very helpful and approachable!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent staff, really friendly and training is catered to every person, accommodation and location also spot on.
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!
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!
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!!
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 : )
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Fantastic Course, the staff go the extra mile and a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding time. Cannot recommend them enough!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
- STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
- STCW Basic Safety Training
- STCW Personal Survival Techniques
- STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
- STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting
- STCW Elementary First Aid
- STCW Refresher
- STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Update
- STCW Personal Survival Techniques Update
- Updated STCW Basic Safety Training
- STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting
- STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Update
- STCW Elementary First Aid