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Looking for a Gap year? Why not escape the books for a while, head to Greece for a summer and become a Watersports instructor? You will meet other like-minded people, gain a professional qualification then spend the rest of the summer working on the beach.

We take the stress out of planning  your Gap Year. Our include packages include flights, accommodation and training. All you need is a desire to work on the beach and we will do the rest.

Unique Gap Year experience

The difference with a Flying fish, our Gap Year can continue for years to come. As a qualified RYA Windsurfing, Dinghy sailing Instructor. Or spend 12 weeks doing both! You can work on the beach as an Instructor for one of the hundreds of holiday companies around the world. Here is the trick, you can also come back and work on the beach as an Instructor in your summer holidays during Uni!

What is a Gap Year with Flying Fish really like

Its hard to put the experience into words so this year we decided to follow one group of customers, here is there story.

Life skills

During the learning process to becoming an Instructor you will pick essential skills that you will use for the rest of your career. We will teach you leadership skills and how to communicate effectively to your students. Customer service skills are a key part of the course to. You will learn how to present to a group, first aid, how to drive a powerboat and safety on and off the water. You finish with a vital set of life skills that today’s employers want to see on a CV.

 Find out why Amy became a Watersports Instructor on her Gap Year.

Work during your summer holidays!

Most people that join us for a Gap Year complete a Watersports Instructor qualification then go back to the Mediterranean during their summer holiday to work as an Instructor. Spending the summer on the beach is very addictive, especially if you are being paid to be there!

Watersports Instructor Gap year

Vassiliki, where Gap Year dreams come true

What makes Flying fish so unique is we train, all our Windsurfing and Dinghy Instructor courses take place in probably the best Watersports locations in Europe, Vassiliki, Greece. Vass is famous for the sunshine, social scene and the wind! Each morning you wake up to light onshore winds with, ideal for beginner windsurfers. The sea breeze kicks in after lunch producing excellent cross shore conditions.

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Night life

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

Why Flying Fish?

  • The locations speaks for its self, we find that many customers don’t return from Vassiliki, choosing instead to join our Instructor development programme or spend a few months perfecting the 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, mountain biking, fitness and Stand up paddleboarding
  • Access to our free online recruitment service

Check out our Instagram feed to for more images of what our customers are up to.


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