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Escape the books for a year, head to Greece for a summer of fun and adventure, meet other like-minded people and gain a professional qualification then work on the beach

Taking a gap year with Flying Fish 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 also get a professional qualification that you can use after your gap year.

Work during your uni summer holidays!

Many customers that join us for a gap year go back to work as a water sports instructor during summer holidays

With Flying Fish you will gain a professional Instructor qualifiation that is not only good for your CV but shows future employers that you are good with people, can think outside the box and do something interesting.

And we know the very best way to have a fantastic time, learn something new or inprove your own sailing and windsurfing is to train as an instructor and start teaching others. Flying Fish have been on a Gap Year since 1993!

Instructor qualifications

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

Vassiliki, where Gap year dreams come true

Laser 2000What makes Flying Fish so unique is we train, all our Windsurfing and Dinghy Instructor courses take place in probably the best water sports 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

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 Terverna’s to choose from you will have a fantastic night out with likeminded 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.

Alternatively this video gives a taste of life with Flying Fish in Vassiliki:



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