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Looking for a Gap Year? Why not escape the books for a while, head to Greece for a summer of fun and adventure, meet other like-minded people, gain a professional qualification, then spend the rest of the summer working on the beach.

Taking a gap year has become a popular way of travelling around the world to do something different, see new places and have a great time. With Flying Fish you get the sunshine, lifestyle, travel and adventure that a Gap Year offers, but you also learn to become an RYA Windsurfing or Dinghy Sailing Instructor. Gaining a professional qualification enables you to teach Water Sports at any RYA training centre around the world.

Work during your summer holidays!

Many customers who join us for a Gap Year and complete a Water Sports Instructor qualification go back to the Mediterranean to work as an instructor during their summer holidays. Whether its a gap year or deciding you are not going to uni and want an alternative career, what better way to spend time working on the water as a qualified Instructor! Find out from our student, Amy Peacock, why she became a Water Sports Instructor during her Gap Year.

Watersports Instructor Gap Year

Instructor qualifications

After a few weeks with Flying Fish in Greece you will have the qualifications and experience you need to get a job, start earning money and do what you love for a living!

What is it like training in Greece with Flying Fish?

It is hard to put the experience into words so we decided to follow one group during their Gap Year in Greece with us, here is their story.

With Flying Fish you will gain a professional Instructor qualification that is good for your CV and shows future employers that you are good with people, have good communication skills and can think outside the box.

Vassiliki, where Gap Year dreams come true

What makes Flying Fish so unique is all our Windsurfing and Dinghy Instructor courses take place in probably the best Water Sports location, Vassiliki in Greece. Vassiliki is famous for the sunshine, social scene and the wind! Each morning you wake up to light onshore winds, ideal for beginner windsurfers. The sea breeze kicks in after lunch producing excellent conditions, perfect for intermediates and advanced.

Dinghy Instructor Greece

Night life

Life off the water is just as exciting as life on. When the sun goes down Vassiliki comes alive, the Club Vass BBQs and night entertainment shows are legendary. The whole of Vassiliki is in holiday mode during the summer months and with so many bars and tavernas to choose from you will have a fantastic night out with like minded people.

Why Flying Fish?

  • The location speaks for itself! We find that many customers don’t leave Vassiliki, choosing instead to join our Instructor Development Programme or spend a few months perfecting more advanced windsurfing skills.
  • You also benefit from over 20 years of experience in delivering professional Instructor training. Our Instructors are all highly experienced and love what they do.
  • All the extra activities on offer include mountain biking, fitness and stand up paddleboarding.
  • Access to our free online recruitment service.


Become a Water Sports Instructor

12 Weeks from £5,920

Dinghy and Windsurf Instructor Course

Get all your essential Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructor qualifications in one amazing combined course!

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Teach Windsurfing at the highest level

11 Weeks from £4,890

Start to Intermediate Windsurf Instructor Course

Beginner to Intermediate Windsurfing Instructor in one unique package. 

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Teach Windsurfing around the world

6 Weeks from £3,370

Windsurfing Instructor Course

Beginner to Windsurfing Instructor in just 6 weeks. Join us this summer in Vassiliki Greece for an adventure of a lifetime.

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Teach Dinghy Sailing

6 Weeks from £3,210

Dinghy Instructor Course

This sailing Instructor course combines the best conditions, instruction and equipment in the world!

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Become a PADI Divemaster

8 Weeks from £1,990

PADI Divemaster Course

The eight week Divemaster Fast Track is our best-value route from novice diver to PADI professional.

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3 Week Watersports Experience

3 Weeks from £1,320

Gap Year Water Sports Experience

Gap Year experience consists of 3 Watersports in 3 weeks in the stunning bay of Vassiliki, Greece.

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