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Health and medical advice

Health and medical advice

If you have any concerns about your health we suggest you speak to your own medical doctor or physician about your fitness to take part in sports activities at 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 UK.

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Existing conditions

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.

Yachtmaster and crew training courses

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.

Colour blindness

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.

Scuba diving

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.

Travel insurance

Don't forget you need travel insurance including medical cover if you are joining Flying Fish outside your home country.

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