There is always some small print to read and we have tried to keep ours to a minimum.
There are no catches! When you make a booking with Flying Fish you will be asked to confirm your agreement with these terms and conditions.
Flying Fish supports the principle of equal opportunities and opposes discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, colour, race, nationality, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or social background.
We aim to ensure that equality of opportunity is promoted and that discrimination, whether direct or indirect, is eliminated in our employment practices and in access to our training and qualifications.
If you believe you have been the subject of discrimination, please talk to us to help us correct the problem.
You must hold insurance for medical expenses when you join Flying Fish outside your home country, including cover for your sports activities.
We recommend you also have insurance in place to cover course fees in case of unavoidable cancellation, and for personal belongings in case of loss or damage.
European Health Insurance Card
Residents of the European Union visiting another EU country are strongly recommended to hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Even if you have private medical cover or travel insurance which pays medical costs, holding an EHIC will simplify your attendance at a European hospital or medical centre.
Check if you need a visa to join Flying Fish!
The links below will help you to research your status and to apply online.
In most cases your visa will be confirmed electronically without delay.
If in doubt, you should contact a consular office of the country you are going to visit, in the country where you normally live.
If you need a visa to join Flying Fish it will be a Visitor Visa or Holiday Visa, NOT a Student Visa.
If you apply for a Student Visa it will be refused and this may prejudice any later application you make for the correct visa.
If you are looking for employment after training with Flying Fish, you may need a Work Visa.
If you hold an Australian passport you do not need a visa for Greece. If you are resident in Australia but not an Australian citizen, please see the website of the Greek Embassy in Canberra for information on applying for a visa
Greece is a signatory to the Schengen Agreement which has standardised the visa requirements of 25 European states and allows holders of the Schengen visa free travel across their internal borders.
If you need a visa for Greece you should apply for a Schengen visa at a Greek consulate in the country where you normally live.
Citizens of most countries can enter the UK for a period of up to six months without formalities.
If you do need a visa to join Flying Fish in the UK it will be a General Visitor visa.
DO NOT apply for a Student Visa.
To find out if you need to apply for a visa go to the Visas and Immigration section of the UK Government website.
Apart from New Zealanders, everyone from overseas needs a visa to enter Australia.
If you are joining a Flying Fish course or event and you have no intention of working afterwards you need a visitor visa, usually issued electronically.
DO NOT apply for a student visa.
If you plan to work after training you need a work visa. Unless you have sponsorship from an employer, it will be a Working Holiday Visa, normally issued online, to applicants up to the age of 30. You must be a citizen of a country which has a reciprocal arrangement with Australia.
For further advice send a message to Flying Fish.
If you are travelling, you should also make sure you are aware of any immigration health requirements for countries you intend to visit after leaving us.
See Health advice for travellers from the Australian Government.
When you book your place on a Flying Fish course or event you are asked to declare any medical conditions that may affect you.
If you become aware of a problem while you are with us please speak in confidence to a senior member of staff.
For details of medical requirements for captains and crew set by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency see our MCA medicals section. If you have any doubts about your fitness you should go for your medical exam before joining Flying Fish.
If you are colour blind, affecting your ability to distinguish lights, please consider having an eye test before joining a Yachtmaster or crew training course.
More information on colour blindness and eye tests in our MCA medicals section.
See PADI medicals for details of the PADI self-assessment questionnaire and the medical requirements to train as a Divemaster or PADI Open Water Instructor.
Don’t forget you need travel insurance including medical cover if you are joining Flying Fish outside your home country (see the travel insurance tab above).
If you stay in our accommodation you will share a kitchen with housemates from your course or event and you can eat quite cheaply.
In the UK your accommodation ashore is self-catering. You should budget for evenings out and for occasional meals away from base. We recommend a minimum of £130 a week.
When you are staying on board your food is provided but if there is a crew decision to eat in the pub you will be expected to pay your bill.
In Australia or Greece you will stay in shared, self-catering accommodation.
We recommend €250 a week in Greece, $300 in Australia. If you can afford more you will find it easy to spend, but it won’t be strictly necessary.
As in the UK, when you are living on a yacht your food will be provided but you will have to pay for occasional meals ashore
To order replacement certificates from the list above please use the link below, stating your name and the approximate date of your course. Don’t forget to say which certificate(s) you need.
Don’t use this link if you did not train with Flying Fish. Go back to your training organisation.
If you have lost your VHF Radio (SRC) or other certificate issued direct by the RYA please go to the RYA online where you can log in or do a site search for lost certificates.
Flying Fish promises to deliver professional training and associated services of the highest standard.
You have a right to expect the best and our reputation depends on this.
We are always happy to help with personal advice on the phone or by email.