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What should you know?


Our accommodation prices are for a shared room in a self-catering, simply furnished crew house. Single occupancy is available for a supplement.



Our flight prices apply to return travel outside peak holiday periods. If you want to return close to Christmas or another holiday period, a supplement may apply.


Ground transfers

If you book a flight with Flying Fish the price includes the ground transfer from your destination airport to the training location in Greece and Australia. At the end of your course or event, we provide the return transfer to the airport in Greece, not in Australia.

We do not pay for ground transfers in the UK. If you arrange your own flight you must budget to pay your own ground transfer costs. Typical one-way prices are 80 Euro for a taxi in Greece, $90 for a taxi in Sydney and £50 for train and ferry in the UK.


Equipment and publications

All safety equipment and the main items of sports equipment are provided for our courses and events, except your diving gear in Greece. We provide most publications free of charge, but not the PADI crew packs for Divemaster or Instructor courses. For more details please see our equipment and reading lists section.


Exam fees

Most exam fees are included, including RYA Yachtmaster practical exams in the UK. The following are not included and fees are payable to your examiner: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal exam fees in Australia; RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Oral exam fee in the UK and Australia, RYA VHF Marine Radio exam fee in the UK and Australia.


Professional membership

Joining the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) or Yachting New South Wales is a requirement of some instructor courses. A membership/registration fee is payable to PADI to qualify as a Divemaster or Open Water Scuba Instructor.


Travel insurance

You must hold medical insurance when you are away from your home country. Flying Fish candidates can buy travel insurance including medical cover when booking with Flying Fish or at any time up to the date of travel.



Some dive courses require you to have a medical exam. Find out more about the PADI medicals for beginners and PADI professionals here (404 on current live). The MCA requires you to have a medical to work as professional crew, to obtain commercial endorsement of a Yachtmaster exam and to support a commercial Certificate of Competency. See ENG1/MCA medical exams for more details. Living expenses provided for all live-aboard courses. See our living expenses page for advice on budgeting for costs ashore.