I might also take this opportunity to let you know how happy I was with the course provided. Simon Bradshaw was without a doubt the best instructor I have had in any subject.
I would highly recommend Aigua Sea School to anyone.
Great school to do your yacht master course with! I would definitely recommend going to the free workshops prior to the course, Linda runs these very well and is willing to take on any questions or queries that allowed me to feel confident and comfortable going into the theory week. John was a great instructor and covered everything we needed to know plus more. The practical week was also very beneficial for me! Overall a very well run, friendly and organized company.
Highly professional Instructors & Staff. This is 2nd time that I’m finishing courses with them. I was here 3 year’s ago and they are still amazing. Now I had such a great experience with Celestial navigation. I highly recommend this school.
Good school and they really care about the students.
Great Staff! Lovely people and very friendly too. This school is the best option by far.
Thank you for a great course! It was a great experience. I really respect the dedication and effort that Aigua puts in for its students, it’s excellent in all ways. I am super stoked to be a Yachtmaster!
Thank you team at Aigua Sea School. I was recommended by a friend who did his Day Skipper and I’m so glad I followed his advice. I learnt a lot in two weeks that I hadn’t learnt in years… it wasn’t easy, but a Yachtmaster isn’t meant to be easy. I’m over the moon to officially be a skipper now. Thank you John-Paul and Rachael for always answering my calls and questions. Thank you John for being a great teacher and of course thank you to Linda for your encouragement the whole way, and running the whole show! I recommend Aigua Sea School highly.
I really enjoyed the course and definitely felt well prepared for the exam. John was a fantastic instructor and I’m really grateful for the effort he put in. I will recommend you guys to anyone I know looking to get their yachtmaster.
Well focused on preparing for the exam. I went to the exam with a solid preparation and well on the topics we have been assessed. A school that is building an outstanding performances record, and yet maintains a very approachable philosophy with their students/clients.
I want to thanks Aigua Sea School for the two weeks, theorical and practical in which I have acheived my YM Offshore license.
Teachers and instructors have been working with us all the time. At the same time, from the office, I have received good vibes, emotional support and all the material necessary to face the final exam.
I will remember this as 15 hard work days in my life, but very grateful to be a Captain!
Thank you Aigua!
100 % Best place in the world with the most encouraging and kind people!! Thank you to the whole TEAM!!
I did a two-week Yachtmaster course – a week of classroom theory followed by a seven hour written exam (!) and a week of practice followed by a 2-day practical exam. I passed my offshore theory exam and my Yachtmaster Coastal (which is what I was going for, until I build more miles).
It was a great experience. The school is in a cool part of Palma near the port. The boat was ideal for this sort of course, and handled beautifully. The two-week format was ideal, exactly what I was looking for. John was a fantastic instructor; and Linda and Rachel (and another neat guy, who’s name I can’t recall) were super-helpful whenever I had a question or problem. Most importantly, the course is geared toward the exam, so I felt well-prepared at exam time.
I’ve spoken with a lot of sea schools in the region (Baleares, Barcelona, Gibraltar and Canaries) and everyone speaks highly of Aigua Sea School. I’m proud to drop their name, and really glad I chose them for my Yachtmaster course.
I followed the 2 week Yachtmaster offshore course and our instructor was John. The 2 weeks are very intense but you learn so much and are extremely well prepared for the exam. Thank you guys for training me well and good luck with your season.
What a lovely group of people! The staff was very friendly and helpful the instructors were professional jet still fun. I had a good experience overall with Aigua and would definitely come back to do courses with them in the future.
Recently did the Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased course at Aigua sea school being taught by Simon Bradshaw. Simon is a fantastic instructor, his methodology is tried and tested, this makes it much easier when it came to the maths and calculations. The school provides each student with a sextant to practice with during the course and we swapped them between us to get used to the different styles. The extra day at sea taking sights really helped to understand the whole process. Linda, JP and the office team were great at answering any questions I had and were very helpful guiding me through the process. I couldn’t recommend Simon or Aigua Sea School highly enough!
I would like to thank all at Aigua Sea School especially Nathan. I attended a powerboat course last year with Nathan as my instructor, and I was fortunate again this year to be taught again by Nathan on my YachtMaster theory and also my advanced powerboat course in September this year.
Without a doubt this has been my most enjoyable course to date. I learnt an incredible amount of both theory and advanced standard boat handling skills. I really enjoyed the night driving. It was a fantastic experience due to the training and confidence gained from Nathan’s teaching.
The encouragement I received during the whole of the course, including the administration staff John Paul and Rachael, was amazing which added to the whole experience. Obviously I would also like to thank Linda for her support.
I would thoroughly recommend Aigua for anyone considering a course. I have recently inquired about a further two courses I would like to take with them.
Thank you so much to all the staff, to have made everything looking so easy and comfortable. Best organised school! The yachtmaster offshore has been a great experience thanks to you and especially John, I’ve learnt a lot, had fun and I’d do it again and again. Coming back soon for the Ocean!
I completed the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course in late May 2018 with Aigua Sea School and it was excellent. I booked the course a few days before it was due to start as I just finished a incredibly long delivery not knowing when I was going to arrive in Palma.
Due to the fact that 3 students pulled out of the course a few days before it was incredible that Aigua didn’t cancel the course and I was the only student remaining with one on one tuition from Simon Bradshaw.
Simon is an incredibly knowledgeable instructor…
who conveys a deep passion in the course he teaches. He is incredibly patient when I was coming to grips with the course content in the first few days. The approach to course was practical as we perfected the use of the sextant and even went out in the Bay of Palma to make the sun sights. Not only that he is willing to provide guidance when I finally do the ocean passage. I highly recommend Simon as an instructor.
With the extremely high level of customer service from Linda, John Paul and Rachel it’s completely understandable why Aigua Sea School is a top class RYA school with consistent high levels of feedback from previous students. My only regret is that I didn’t go to Aigua Sea School to do my Yachtmaster Offshore and other RYA courses.
A truely top class institution!
I made it back to Hong Kong (with my plotter and all my luggage…) and have been relaxing (much needed) and reflecting back on those intense but very rewarding two weeks at Aigua.
It’s been a demanding pace and a lot of hard work indeed stepping up to your and RYA’s high standards (considering my starting point just a few decimal places above zero…), but I cannot thank you enough for having prepared me so well for both the theory and practical exams.
By the eve of the practical exam weekend, I was very pleased and satisfied with what I had learned. Regardless of the verdict from the RYA examiner, I just simply felt I was now a much better sailor and, more importantly, had gained a lot more confidence in doing so. Passing the practical exam was just the cherry on the sundae!
My only regret is not having had enough time to enjoy and visit Palma, which only means I shall be back some day.
In the meantime, all my thanks to you all, not only for your professionalism and dedication, but for being just great people.
I am glad that I have chosen Aigua Sea School, and shall definitely recommend it to everyone!
PS – Special thanks to John – please wish him all the best and a real nice time in Madagascar, and the best of luck in finding a properly draught pint of Guinness there!
I loved the Yachtmaster course 100%. I did theory before at another school but it was a lot better at Aigua, you guys are a lot more open-minded and don’t assume that we know everything, John was a great teacher!
You guys at Aigua were an absolute pleasure to take the course with, our theory with John was extremely thorough.
Supportive, Dedicated, Motivated, Passionate, Experienced, Professional!
All the words to describe the Aigua team!
I emailed Linda two weeks before arriving in Palma explaining the situation and circumstances that I was left in after attending another school close to Aigua in 2015 which resulted in me failing my YM practical exam. She ensured me that if I chose to come back to Aigua I would be welcomed with open arms and that she would personally dedicate her own time helping me get through the topics I struggled most with in the course. I had no doubts that Aigua was the place to I should return to.
I have known Linda for 5 years now and the one thing that never fails to amaze me is just how much love and care she pours into the students at Aigua, Her passionate approach to new, existing or previous students is so greatly appreciated and shows that aside from the business relationship you can also build long lasting and trust worthy personal relationships which I find to be an incredible asset to the school. The same love and care is also given by her wonderful colleagues, Rachael and JP, Nothing but smiles, laughs and positive attitudes!
The instructors John O’Hara and Steve Ginger were amazing, so knowledgable and patient ensuring that everything taught was understood entirely before moving onto the next topic. Their calm and experienced demeanor speaks volumes and shows a real sense of passion for what they are doing which drew me in and built an intense learning environment. I can’t stress how important and fulfilling this is, The entire two weeks I was constantly on the edge of my seat seeking new information and skills!
I have learned so much during the last two weeks and can’t thank you all enough, It has been an absolute pleasure and I will most definitely be returning in the near future. Thank you all for the support and motivation from day one. Each morning the minute I walked through the door I was greeted with words of affirmation from Linda “Morning Captain Josh!!” and after completing my final exam I proudly walked in to Aigua and received the best congratulations and support from everyone which made it all worth it.
Aigua Sea School is by far the best sea school for professional training, I can’t fault a single element of their operation and I will definitely be returning in the near future!
Just passed my Yachtmaster offshore with Aigua Sea School! Highly recommend this school! Fantastic theory instructor!!
Very professional. Kind approach. Very informative and helpful. I will definitely be back.
Recently completed Ocean Yachtmaster with Aigua, and couldn’t be happier with the support and organisation of the sea school. Linda, John-Paul & Rachael are a great team and do a brilliant job at making you feel welcomed. Will be recommending to all!
From the big morning smiles to the organised student files, this school is at the forefront of marine education. Not only was it the most affordable yacht master ocean course I could find, but they also threw in an extra day out on the water.
Reading almanacs and filling in tables is one thing but when you’ve got a highly qualified RYA instructor showing you how to navigate with a sextant in a real world situation all the theory comes together, painting a clear overall picture of celestial navigation that would otherwise be somewhat fragmented and inapplicable.
As far as I’m aware Aigua Sea School is the only facility offering this hands on approach and I can honestly say it makes all the difference in the world.
Thank you to the instructor, the owner and the awesome administrative team for making such a complex subject seem like a breeze.
After sailing more than 50 years I thought I was a rather good sailor. Two sailing friends asked me to accompany them to do the Coastal skipper course and Yachtmaster. I’m very happy now that I did it. Now there is less stress when I have to berth with crosswind.
Now I know:
- what ship is coming or going during a night passage
- what a horn signal means
- why there is a lit or unlit buoy in the water
- how to make a passage plan
Your sea school educates in a very comfortable way.
The instructor (Nathan) never shouted to us, he always gave us positive feedback he gave, there was always time for questions or repeating weak subjects. I will recommend every sailor to do this course in your sea school. The way of teaching is absolutely professional and the human guidance unforgettable. I was the man who wanted to stop during the week but John-Paul and the VHF Teacher motivated me in a personal way and so I finished my examination. Thank you all.
I’ve had a great week and even found the exam instructive. How would that be? – because there’s always more to learn! We had a couple of windy days, which was great for practicing what you never seem to do: MOB drill, blind sailing etc. and Nathan is a pretty cool seaman. Well done! Yachting caps off! Here’s another five star.
Ian, John and the whole team from Aigua couldn’t be more helpful. They genuinely want to see you pass your exams and go the extra mile to help. Couldn’t recommend enough! Thanks
Had a great experience doing my Yachtmaster Offshore and SRC at Aguia sea school. All the staff were very friendly and professional. It felt like they really cared about their students and helping them succeed. Look forward to my next training with them.
I am really happy, the class was even better than I expected. Thanks for tonight’s free Yachtmaster theory class.
I’m looking back to a great training week under the professional leading of Nathan. We have learned a lot of things during the program, theoretically and practical. The support of your office was also great. One of us got a dip in his motivation and a talk with your crew helped him to get on board again. The exam with Simon was also nice experience. It was tough and stressful but afterwards fine to see we where all three very confident. So thank you for the service and professional organisation of our training YM Coastal. Maybe I will join the course YM offshore soon.
There is nothing really what could have been better. John was a very friendly instructor, patient with us, but also pushing and concentrating on the important stuff. I learned a lot and had a good time. The team at Aigua was always very helpful and friendly.
All the help over the Yachtmaster was massively appreciated and handled really well, thanks!
The last week of theory was very exciting for me. I saw how my brain was rusty. It was absolutely necessary to refresh all the navigational concepts. Thanks again to Johns patience.
Excellent school, excellent people who work there, they know exactly what you need to get your Yachtmaster! Best sailing school in Mallorca!
Having done both my Yachtmaster Offshore and my Yachtmaster Ocean with Aigua Sea School, I can’t recommend them highly enough. Linda and her team provide an excellent service.
My practical training for Yachtmaster Sail was really good, I’ve learned a lot, and I found man over board to be most beneficial.
My training at Aigua Sea School was beneficial, informative and helpful. I found the tidal theory, chart work position fixing, navigation using traditional means and night time pilotage most beneficial.
I felt very welcomed and good educated.
Thanks so much for the free class last night, I wish I had joined the Facebook page sooner, as i would have started coming a while ago… I found the class easy to be apart of, I loved how there was a mix of experience, some were relatively new to the theory and some there just as a refresher – the class flowed really well, we started with pilotage which then brought up tides, symbols, transits etc and let us discuss a variety of important factors. I walked out of the class feeling a lot more confident for my Yachtmaster theory next week which I’m thoroughly looking forward to, so thank you Linda!
Thank you for holding the class Linda, I know it’s your free time you’ve taken to do the class. It was a very helpful class on what we covered, there was all levels of students there too which added more value. The way you give your class I enjoyed, you involve everyone, instead of rattling off the answers and using illustrations, charts and getting hands on. It has given more direction in my revision I need to do for my Yachtmaster. So thank you again for taking the time.
Just a short note to thank you once again for all of your hard work on my behalf. I thoroughly enjoyed the week of theory, which for me was in some ways a revision week as I had already passed the theory exam 12 months ago. However I learnt a tremendous amount from Simon and his intimate knowledge of charts, chart plotting and tides was hugely impressive. I am now quite confident that I can revert to tidal flows and charts should it become necessary on my yacht. Its rather easy to become complacent and lazy when the systems on the yacht do all of the calculations for you.
Nathan was a gem. His boat handling skills are fantastic and it was interesting to observe how calm he appeared to be when we were attempting various close quarter manoeuvres. I learnt a lot from Nathan and my confidence in handling this type of yacht under power (or not as the case may be) has risen enormously.
The facilities were perfect, the sextants were in good condition, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The instructor was passionate, engaging & always willing to assist. The day at sea gave a good practical element to understanding the process.
Ocean theory course with Simon Bradshaw – nice classroom, great location, helpful staff, and engaging discussion… all in a very enjoyable and informative course. The hands on work was very informative i.e. taking physical sights, would appreciate more physical sight practice.
Aigua Seaschool is very professional and is providing a very good service.
Linda and her team will always take care of you and do the best so you know where you are at and make sure you are ready to pass the Yachtmaster.
I did the complete Yachtmaster Sail program with shorebased lessons and it worked out very good for me. I started the course on 8th of January with a week theory with Simon, who was great. He is an examiner as well and knows exactly for what to prepare you for. Later on I did the boot instruction with Nathan who really polished our skills and made us feel confident to pass. The examiner Phil was friendly and professional, he pushed us hard so we know more than we thought, but was very fair. I learned a lot this day and even though you are a bit nervous, at the end it is a good day sailing where you improve yourself. We all have been well prepared and all 3 of us passed the exam.
Guys, if you decide to do the Yachtmaster with Aigua you are in good hands, never the less please be aware to prepare yourself before. Don’t just arrive to the lesson and that’s it, especially if you are not a native English speaker. If you study before, you know how to behave on a boat and you do this program you have a good and fair chance to pass and you can enjoy the whole program. All the best to future Yachtmasters.
Great experience and very professional team! Also very helpful with all the steps to run!
I will recommend this academy to everybody who wants to run this tickets!
I am delighted to say that six days in Aigua classroom were extremely educative. From the day one the atmosphere was very nice and there was not a single dull moment.
Mr Simon Bradshaw was at all times keeping the course interesting and made his best effort towards us achieving the level of knowledge required for YM certificate. At the end it all payed out on our theoretical exam. So one more thanks to Simon who we had the pleasure of learning from. Practical part of the course was lead by instructor Steve Ginger. He delivery of all the elements required for the exam is spot on. He went the extra mile to make sure that the group is going to be ready for the exam. Very educative and enjoyable five days at sea. His efforts were a big part of my exam success and would definitely recommend him for further tutoring.Also the entire Aigua school staff was very helpful every step of the way so I never felt that something could go wrong. All in all it was a great week and you are my definite recommendation to future YM students.
Really good experience with the top people!! I wish you the best!!
Just passed my Yacht Master Offshore Power, amazing experience, wonderful instructors crew! See you guys next time for Ocean 🙂
Best sea school in Mallorca. Linda, John and Ian are great instructors and will help all the way. Doing my yachtmaster with them has being awesome. You can learn a lot from very experienced professionals.
The theory week was awesome, and John O´Hara was a great instructor very patient and informative. A bit more time at the helm on the practical would of been good, but all in all the course training was great.
Thank you guys On my yacht master offshore, thank you Linda for your moral support. And to John O’Hara teaching us theory you where great
I am very happy to that I passed my yachtmaster sail to power conversion exam! Thanks to Ian Poole everything went well!
I would highly recommend Aguia Sea School, the staff, JP, Dawn and Linda, are extremely helpful, John and Simon, the instructors that got me through my yachtmaster, short range radio course and my ocean are knowledgable, patient and passionate about their subjects. All in all a great operation, thanks guys!
The course was really good, John O´Hara was really good on the theory, Really impressed!
I had a great two weeks training with you guys the instructors were fantastic as was the overall experience. I will highly recommend you to anyone considering doing any courses.
I had a great experience doing my Yachtmaster Offshore with Aigua Sea School. John O’hara was a great instructor and the support from the entire team was unbelievable! Will be back in the future!
The course was such a wonderful experience, both parts were great. Johnny was such a great teacher full of knowledge and Nathan was also great really knows his stuff!
I am definitely happy with the quality of the school and the way the school conducted the course. The course was done in a way to help us understand all aspects of the Yachtmaster!!
The quality of the preparation for the Yachtmaster provided by your school is has been very impressive And totally over all my expectations. The energy, passion and ability to get you through the theory course by Jonny, it has totally blown my mind out. Unbelievable teacher.
The patience, calm, And the way of making you learn from your own mistakes in a positive way by Nathan it has amazed me coming from such a Young guy in the practical lessons.
You have very good staff and a well-organised school. If I look for more training in the future, for sure you will see me back.
Aigua Sea School offers a great service and personal care. Perhaps course material could be handed out early and more emphasis placed on pre-course preparation, but otherwise, the course was fantastic.
The course was brilliant, the instructors were great, the school was really organised, Ian was great on the practical. I would definitely recommend Aigua to anyone wanting to do their Yachtmaster training!
I did my YM theory with Aigua and I thought the training was really good, I enjoyed the style of teaching immensely!
The theory course was awesome I loved it! I am now off to do my practical!
I thought the training with Aigua was thorough and professional, I had constant contact for a year prior to the course from the time of inquiry right through, I received loads of material to help me prepare for the course and constant support throughout., It was a tough but enjoyable experience, out of the three schools I have trained with in Mallorca Aigua is definitely the best!
My Yachtmaster Offshore training was really well organised and very enjoyable. All the instructors were awesome, Ian was super cool, John O´Hara is an amazing teacher. From the moment I walked into the school until leaving was amazing, I actually miss it!
The training was very good and well organised. Excellent equipment was available to us and the day was scheduled perfectly. Excellent and helpful office staff also. I really enjoyed the small class and structure, the level of information and Presentation from John was outstanding.
A massive thank you to all of you guys! You were amazing and I’ll definitely recommend you guys to everyone 🙂
Thank you Aigua sea school team!
Having made the initial enquiry into a yacht master course in January, I can say I’ve had constant support throughout the entire year until I sat and passed my Motor Yachtmaster exam last week (23rd Sep). Having completed courses with several of the schools around Mallorca, I can say with confidence that the support and guidance received from Aigua was not only more professional, supportive and well communicated than the other training schools but also thoroughly enjoyable. I received pre course guidance notes, suggested reading and study materials guidance to help me through the course. One of the steepest learning curves and biggest challenges I have taken on, was made far less stressful thanks to Aigua’s student support and organised/efficient way of running their courses. I wouldn’t hesitate to continue my training with Aigua in the future.
Thanks for everything Aigua!! uiii
Just like to say, JP and Linda, appreciate all the help. Oh and Ian. We got there in the end. So happy right now. Thanks for the support and training. Loved the whole two weeks , believe it or not.
Thanks so much I really appreciate everything you’ve done! From the manner in which the course was handled to the training itself, I was really impressed! I will highly recommend you guys, via facebook and to my friends and people I meet!
Would like to say that I had a crazy two weeks with you. Was a really fun course to do.
First week was more of getting some new interesting stuff and learning it and on the second week practical, which is more easier, for those who have been driving or working on the boats before, but still lots of things was needed, to polish after each day of the course.
Great and super fun instructors like John and Ian that can explain you thing in lots of different and funny ways to remember. But it all depends on you, if you want to achieve something you work hard to get it!
I recommend Aigua Sea School to anyone who would love to do their Yachtmaster Offshore Course and enjoy a nice, fun vibe here in Palma de Mallorca, because it didn’t stopped me coming all the way from Thailand, meeting new people and discover something new.
Looking forward in getting more experience and coming here again to do my Yacht Master Ocean later on.
I was very happy with the Yachtmaster course, the theory and practical was very useful especially with a crew in prep for the exam. The exam was difficult but the examiner was fair, and a very nice guy.
The yacht master ocean theory course taught by Simon Bradshaw was thoroughly enjoyable and full of information on all areas! All in all very good.
I was very happy with the Yachtmaster course, the theory and practical was very useful especially with a crew in prep for the exam. The exam was difficult but the examiner was fair, and a very nice guy.
I passed the exam! Thank you both very much. Special thanks to you, Dennis, for an excellent preparation and enjoyable two days of training.
Happy recommend Aigua anytime. Have a great weekend.
I thought the course was great, Ian was fantastic, absolutely brilliant! Can’t thank Aigua enough!
Thanks so much for getting me through my Yachtmaster you guys were great.
Found the training and course to be real good apart from the issues we had with the boat, these things happen now ‘n’ then but felt as tho u guys dealt with it professionally. All up, I felt the course was easy but that only came down to fab preparation. Thank you to you and Aigua Sea School for offering to pay for the exam it means a lot. Highly recommend this school. KURT
Note from Aigua Principal: during one training day there was an engine issue onboard, whilst this is out of our control we ensured the candidates were taken care of, and the offer to cover their exam fees was just a gesture of support from us, to them. We appreciate how Kurt has complimented the team for the professional handling of the situation. All crew went on to pass 100% with an examiner we had not used before. Linda.
Completed my Yachtmaster Offshore at Aigua. Very happy with the service, right from signing up to the course, to passing they were extremely helpful. They showed great experience, professionalism and a high level of interest in each of us to get the best out of us. Very pleased and highly recommended.
I recently did a few Yachtmaster courses, and I really enjoyed the competence of the instructors, as well as their incredible knowledge.
The course was fantastic, Simon was brilliant and so patient, the combination of Classroom and practical experience made it even better!
I had a great time on my RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course, caught up with an instructor from many years ago and made some inspirational new friends. It was a great atmosphere to learn in and an awesome idea for a reward at the end, thanks team!
see you soon
A huge thank you to the team at Aigua. They all went out of their way to help and really wanted us to succeed, which we all did! Great teaching methods and all round great experience. Can’t recommend Aigua Sea School enough. Top notch!
Can’t thank the Aigua team enough. They made the whole process easy from first signing up to passing the course. They went out of their way to help us all. Many thanks!
Awesome experience. The staff helped me always with advise and knowledge. Giving there best to solve problems and make things easy. They have shown a high level of courtesy and hospitality.
The instructors taught us all the necessary knowledge and skills, so all of us passed the sailing and powerboat Exam right away.
The course was fantastic, and Johns teaching delivery was very understandable all in all he was great, Gavin also made the course very simple to understand also!
The training was great. John did it in a way that each participant was at any time engaged in doing/learning something. At the end the training fitted 100% to the tasks and questions we had to solve in the exam. It was a challenging experience. Also a top rating for the organisation behind. Thanks to Linda an John-Paul!
Aigua was recommended by a friend living on Mallorca and running there his regatta-training-company.
Having used Aigua for my Yachtmaster Offshore Sail in 2008 they were my first choice for the conversion exam. I find Aigua professional and its good to see how the school has grown in the last 9 years. The Aigua team are all very friendly and helpful. All the issues I had (re changing names on previous certificates) were dealt with very quickly by JP and Sacha.
John O Hara is great as the theory course instructor. John obviously has an extensive knowledge and he has a great way of getting the points across to students and making them stick. Ian Poole made me feel very confident handling the boat. Ian is very approachable, answering all questions quickly and with good explanations. His knowledge and experience shone through making it a very enjoyable course.
We all passed so that must mean something.
I thought the course was really good, and John O´Hara was great. No complaints.
The course was fantastic, loved it! Johnny B was great with theory! Very happy and will return to Aigua in the future!
I like to thank you and Aigua Sea School for some very lovely days in Mallorca. My instructor, John, was a very competent and good instructor, and I really enjoy the week and the way you all helped me through.
The YM Ocean course was brilliant, Simon was great! I would definitely recommend Aigua!
I just completed my Yachtmaster Offshore under sail and motor. And the Yachtmaster Ocean theory. During the month i studied with Aigua i found the whole team to be professional with a high level of interest in student success.
I would like to thank Johnny, Ian and Simon for their time and efforts in assisting me in achieving my goals. As well as Linda, John and Sasha for their support. The training has enabled me to find an ideal position in yachting.
I can recommend Aigua Sea School to beginners through to circumnavigators.
I would recommend you in a heart beat! All I can say is that I am absolutely pleased with Aigua, the training material and facilities offered are more than adequate and the all the staff as well as the Instructors at “Aigua” have been very professional, friendly and helpful at all times.
Good morning Linda & all the Aigua team,
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the past two weeks of my Yachtmaster training it truly was the best level of teaching I’ve ever had. The confidence that the whole team filled me with was what got me through the duration of the course, you all stuck by words and delivered 110%. To of passed the course was the biggest achievement I’ve ever achieved so thank you once again for making that happen.
I look forward to using your services again, and will highly recommend you to others. Many Thanks.
The Yachtmaster Ocean course was really good, the tutor was outstanding, very helpful & passionate about this course. I enjoyed it very much.
I will definitely recommend your school for this type of course.
I want to let you know I had a great experience with you, the only thing that I can say is that you’re a great team.
Thank you Aigua Sea School. I gain a lot of knowledge in your school. Especially to John, he was a good instructor. Keep up the good work and thank you
The Yachtmaster Offshore practical sail course was a great thing to experience. With John as a instructor we couldn’t be happier. He pushed us to our limits and this beeing friendly and calm all the time.
So, we were really prepared when the examiner stepped on board. No surprise that we all passed the exam. Thank you Aigua!
Great teacher and excellent organisation. Everything went really smooth and pleasant to get my Yacht Master Offshore. Congratulations to all the team at Aigua Sea School.
Aigua sea School have professional Instructor’s and good teaching techniques on the theory and practice parts. I felt well prepared when it’s was time for my examination day.
Study is always doing a little bit of stress. But not in Aigua sea school, all crew of that school make you feel comfortable and helps you a lot. I am honour to tell that I made my Yachtmaster in Aigua Sea School.
I was really happy with the program, and I will be back for more courses.
Everything was great, the classes were so well explained in comparison to Spanish courses I did before. I really enjoyed it.
The course was perfect, I am a sailing Captain and wanted to convert to RYA. Thanks to everyone for your support.
The course was really good, Tony was great.
The whole experience was phenomenal, all instructors were very accommodating.
The course was very good, I will keep coming to Aigua in the future. John was a great instructor.
I really enjoyed the Ocean course, John was very knowledgeable and I was very happy with him. I have recommended Aigua to my crew who are also doing courses.
I thought the course was good, and the instructor was good, however, could have been tougher on us!
Aigua is the best school in the world! John was very helpful and the course was perfect.
John O´Hara was great. The course very enjoyable.
The course was fantastic, Johnny B and Linda were great!
I thought the theory part with John was very efficient and done with humor.
The Practical was also very thorough, so I was very happy with the course, I will continue to recommend people to Aigua Sea School!
The course was very good, Johnny and Peter were great.
I thought the course was absolutely brilliant, Johnny B took his time and was great. Ill definitely be back!
The course was incredible, Office, tutor, and examination staff were all top notch!
Both the course and the Instructors were great! Ill be booking my YM Ocean with you for April!
I thought the instructor was fabulous and also everyone in the Aigua office. I was very satisfied with the course.
I found the course to be great, John was a really good instructor and Conrad a great examiner. I will definitely be back for more courses.
I thought my YM course was excellent, John the instructor was brilliant and everything was explained really well. I also thought the advice Aigua gave me beforehand was really useful so I´ll definitely be back.
I have done both my YM Offshore and Ocean with Aigua Seaschool and I was very satisfied. Simon was a good instructor and I can´t think of anything I would change.
The course was perfect, Simon was a great instructor and I am now a Captain on a 32m Sailing yacht and will definitely send any of my crew to Aigua in the future.
I have done both my Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean with Aigua and I must say they are a really great school. Both instructors John and Simon were really good. I can only say good things.
The course was very good and especially the instructor Johnny B was great. I´ll be coming back to do my Ocean later in the year.
I thought the course was great and the instructors were fantastic, especially Johnny B.
I thought the course was brilliant, theoretically all was good and we had a great examiner, so all in all was very good. I will def be back.
I thought the course was super good! I learned a lot and I thought the practical training was very thorough!
I thought the conversion course was good and very informative.
I thought the course was really good, Gavin the instructor was really nice and did the course perfectly. I´ll be coming back to do my YM Ocean later in the year.
I did my YM conversion with Aigua back in January and I was very happy with everything. The trainer Gav was very comprehensive and thorough. Everything was very straightforward and the layout was great.
I really enjoyed this course and found the refreshing of all issues the most beneficial! The training was well organised and I would definitely recommend to others.
Awesome course! Can´t fault it! Johnny B was fantastic
Course was fantastic! Coming back to do more!
The Yachtmaster course was great, and now I’m running a boat with my partner so we will def be back for future courses.
I enjoyed every minute! 5 stars to the Aigua team and the instructors! were fantastic! More use of electronics would be great although no complaints!
The course was Perfecto! I am very happy with Aigua, everyone was very professional!
The Yachmaster Course was great, and everyone was really helpful! I did a lot of pre study and found this really put me ahead when doing the theory. Ill be back!
Even though the course was extremely stressful I think Aigua did a great job! the tutor was thorough and I´ll be returning to do my YM Ocean soon
I learn more in two week with Aigua Sea School than in the two years of studying for my spanish captain licence. AWESOME. learning s much in every minute and every hour. Dedicated team. Very high level of trainers. Very happy. I will do more .. thank you Aigua.
Thank You Aigua for an amazing week! It was great pleasure learning from John and sailing with Sam and Tim. Really pleasant exam with Colin! See you soon
Extremely professional, organised and very fun. Great people. The classroom sessions were at correct pace and every question had a very easily understandable answer. Definitely the pre-class workshop are important to attend. Highly recommended.
Dear Aigua Sea School Crew,
I would like to thank you all for your help during my Yachtmaster Offshore. You guys have been great! The school facilities and staff are 100%!
Would like to thank Johnny B specially, couldn’t have done this without him. He is by far the best teacher ive ever had, he is so straight forward and makes things very clear and easy to understand, he’s a hell of a man and gives his whole heart into helping his students. Love that guy!
and of course thank you: Linda, Sasha and JP, didn’t get to spend much time with you guys, but still think you’re great fellas and super efficient. Thanks again!
Thanks to all the team at Aigua, i had a great time completing my Yachtmaster. Thanks to all the great instructors and thanks for the continued support from the rest of the team. Highly recommended.
Brilliant service from start to finish!
All the instructors on the Yachtmaster Offshore are passionate about what they do and look to get the most out of everyone they teach. Class sizes are small and it really gives the chance to have some focus on what you need to learn most. Even with heavy weather delaying the practical week there were no issues and Linda and the team were more than accommodating. I couldn’t recommend Aigua Sea School more.
The last weeks I did the Yachtmaster offshore at Aigua Sea School, I will recommend everyone this two weeks course by Aigua. From the begin till the end I felt welcome at the school and they offered also free workshops in the night who were really useful. The way how they taught and give us extra help where we needed it. The whole team of Aigua were professional and on the spot all the time.
Big thanks to Linda and the rest of the team and hope to see guys for the next courses!
Johnny is a very inspiring instructor. He has very good knowledge and put lots of enthusiasm to share them with everyone. He is patient and always supporting. His teaching methods are very appreciate through the all week. I highly recommend him to do the yachtmaster preparations to be confident and ready for the exam.
And thanks a lot again to John Paul and Sasha for your presence, help and support. It has been very appreciated the all time.
Best regards and all the best to everyone!
Hello, I would just like to thank the Aigua Sea School for helping me achieve my Yachtmaster Offshore, something that has been a goal of mine for many years. Although I have spent most of my life at sea in one way or another I had a big mental hangup with regard to the theoretical aspect of the course, especially with English not being my first language. Johnny Breslin was the best teacher I could have imagined and managed to straighten out a lot of things for me, as well as give me the necessary confidence boost to get through the course. The weather was completely against us, but we persevered and feel tougher for it. I can highly recommend Aigua Sea School and especially their teaching staff.
I just wanted to say Thank you so much for all your support and help in getting me through my Yachtmaster Motor – 5th- 18th Dec.
Firstly, the welcome to your centre was very warm and re-assuring.
Secondly, John was brilliant in our shore based week, very helpful, patient and professional.
John No.2 was a great support also, on our trips to the local coffee shop; also reassured us and always answered any questions even tho he had his own students.
Gavin – otherwise known as Kevin to our group; was brilliant, knowledgeable and patient for our prep- practical week, not only did i learn a lot, but he made me feel more confident in what i was doing and believe in myself and also made it FUN!
Both weeks were absolutely fantastic and I would recommend Aigua Sea school to anyone who is looking to do any courses in the near future.
I passed! yay So…..Thank you again Linda and Your Team!
Massive thanks to all of you guys. Great teaching and support during my YM Offshore and YM Ocean courses I did with you. I was well prepared and confident during both exams. I’ve reached the final step in the RYA ladder. . I’m definitely coming back to Aigua
I can not describe to you guys how happy I am. Among others is it proof to me that you can also achieve things when you are not twenty or thirty anymore. However, it is quite clear that I could not have achieved this without the expert training of John and Gavin and the support of the rest of Aigua Sea School. You have done such a great job and I have appreciated greatly your helpfulness. I am sure we will see each other again and I am already looking forward to this. In the meantime I send you all my best wishes for the coming Holidays, Merry Christmas and cheers to a great 2017.
Thank you Aigua! Very professional and friendly team, a big thanks goes to Johnny… The best teacher I ever had, couldn’t ask more, he is a great Seaman. Thanks to turn us in Yachtmasters! See you soon Aigua!
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you and your team for getting Andres through his YMO. It hasn’t been an easy journey for him particularly with English being his second language. I am fully aware that you have really persevered, put in the extra time and offered him some outstanding guidance along the way which I know he has very much appreciated. When he needed to sit the practical again you managed to get him onto the next course very soon after the first attempt – once again this shows how accommodating you have been.
From my side, it’s a huge relief that he has now got his YMO.
Once again thanks to you all very much for taking such good care of Andres.
Captain: S/Y Ganesha
Johnny is an amazing instructor, he took care of all of us and we could not be more ready than we were. Finally Aigua Sea School is very friendly and professional I enjoyed a lot do my course here Thank you for all!
I came to Palma to pursue my Yachtmaster Offshore certification not knowing what to expect, thankfully the Aigua Sea School made it a wonderful experience; from the first email to the follow up phone calls the staff had all the details and logistics covered, my instructor, John O’Hara was simply amazing, very knowledgeable, ready to push us on our weak points to get us fully ready….and ready we were as we all passed our YM Offshore. I fully recommend Aigua to everyone looking for an outstanding school to further develop their sailing skills and we can always improve our skills.
Hey! Many thanks.
I’ve enjoyed every minute of this last two weeks. I can say I’ve learned a lot and I want to congratulate you because you made us work very hard, you always think about something we can do or improve.
You teach in a way I like a lot and I really loved your “good guesses”. What i learned I would never forget, that’s for sure, just the opposite as previous lessons or exams I’ve made in Spain.
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, big weight of my shoulders! Training has always been great! and even better this time. The examiner was great also. Hope you guys are well and thanks again.
Thanks to Aigua staff for the last two weeks YM training. Especially to John O´Hara. He was brilliant in Theory and Practice! I also would like to thank Andy the examiner. He did it really good.
I recommend 100%!!!
Thanks for a challenging, interesting and tiring 14 days of training, which led to a ”PASS” from my RYA examiner Andy. I’m happy with that. Thanks and regards.
Very happy with the course and a great positive outcome ! Thanks Jamie for a comprehensive prep week and everyone in the office for all the help.
Excellent, very well prepared. Instructor very professional with excellent teaching skills. Well done Aigua. I will strongly recommend this school, and also I would like to do more courses with you.
Still buzzing from passing and getting it all over and done with!
John was awesome in the classroom, really made things simple and I felt like it all flowed well. The practical week was great with Gavin, really good guy and clearly really knows his stuff. His teaching was good, just lets you get on with it and then offers tweaks and hints afterwards which is what I felt worked with me. The examiner, Phil, was great, tough, but had some good exercises that I felt pushed me and got me thinking.
Thanks again for all your help Linda, I’ll be recommending everyone to come to Aigua.
I successfully completed my Yachtmaster Offshore with Aigua. It was a great couple of weeks both on the water and in the classroom. I was lucky enough to have John for both weeks. The course was well organised and laid out. I would highly recommend Aigua! Thanks so much guys.. Happy sailing.
Honestly the best course i have ever done. I learnt more about sailing with John in the practical week then i had in 9 years in the industry. Thanks guys.
I had a great time doing my 2 week YM course with Aigua Sea School! All the staff were super friendly and helpful and made the whole thing enjoyable and stress free. Thanks!
First of all I want to say thanks to all the Aigua team for all their impeccable teaching and help. John, the instructor that got us thorough the course, is the best teacher I’ve met so far. Highly recommend Aigua sea school and John as a teacher. With these guys, passing the course is almost guaranteed. Apart from that, the attention, dedication and patience given to their students makes everything easier. Thanks again Aigua, wouldn’t have been so confident without you. A pleasure, see you soon!
YM Sail: I’m really happy with Aigua Sea School – they are very easy to work with and they have a VERY good team, I’m so happy to do all my courses in Aigua Sea School, John, as a teacher, he is one of the BEST teachers I ever ha. VERY very happy with all the team thanks AIGUA SEA SCHOOL.
I would love to gladly, and highly, recommend Aigua sea school in Palma de Mallorca who took me through theory and practical training for Yacht Master OffShore in the highest standards possible. Their attention to every student and support was remarkable. I gained so much from this training I couldn’t thank to the Aigua team enough! Very professional, helpful and active.
Very happy with Aigua Sea School for both theory and practical week. Will highly recommend Aigua Sea School for anyone wanting to take their Yachtmaster training in Palma.
Big thanks to the team at Aigua from start to finish in helping me complete my YM offshore. A school that cares and is with you all the way. Would advise anybody to get there courses done here, thanks Linda, JP, Sasha, John and Jamie
A truly great course: instructors are highly knowledgeable and teach in a way that’s easy to understand and to build up the skills required. Yachtmaster passed! Highly recommend.
I must say this was one of the most amazing and challenging experiences i have ever had but it would be nothing without our instructors John and Johnny and the way they transferred their knowledge to us, and the way the whole Aigua team cared for us even more that we were looking for. I want to say a big thank you to everyone and thank you again for your help and dedication to your students. I will be coming back for more courses for sure. You have my very best opinion and wishes.
Just back from few weeks of sailing on our own boat in Croatia, which was great! I am missing the sea very much already. By the way, the boat handling and crew managing skills I learned during the Yachtmaster Offshore training at Aigua proved very useful during my holiday. I received appreciations from everyone about having become totally confident in docking and handling the boat in very close quarters, but also much clearer in letting everyone know what I need from them while getting ready and performing a manoeuvre.
With 200 years of sailing experience between us with an exceptional great training week from Aigua instructor Jamie, we just couldn’t fail the RYA offshore standards. We did it! Congrats to my fellow Yachtmasters Dirk and Marcelo and my favourite fellow Lady Captain Gretchen. Thank you Linda, John and Katie for your good advice.
It was my pleasure to follow the training for both Yachtmaster Offshore Sail and Power with Aigua Sea School. The course was just perfect for me. I have not any suggestion in an area where you can improve. Linda and all the staff are very professional.
I’ll recommend you in the future around my friends in France.
I have done my Yachtmaster Offshore with Aigua and it was really great. John made the theory part of the course a piece of cake and the instructor did an amazing job on the yacht. Also big thanks to Linda, Katie and JP. I’ll definitely come back to Aigua next time I need to go back to classroom. Thank you very much guys!
I am to thank you and John for your hard work, patience and time.
Thank you very much for your consideration, the learning, the experience that has been handed over to me in the last two weeks thru your school.
I did recommend one of my girlfriends friends to Aigua, Dustin Grove, and I will continue to do so in the future.
All courses ran smoothly with no interferences. I had great communication and guidance from all my instructors. Everyone at the office was so welcoming and helpful. If I need further courses whilst I am in the area, Aigua will be my first choice.
Thanks so much
Completing my Yachtmaster Sail preparation and the exam with Aigua was a fun and rewarding experience from the beginning to the end. We have all received plenty of personal attention throughout the week from John, who has also made sure that we use our time effectively. I am especially grateful to him for grilling me on rules, lights & shapes, weather, and other topics all week whenever I wasn’t on the helm, which helped me brush up on some of my theory that had slightly faded over the years. I also owe thanks to Linda for her help and advice on how to get started in my new capacity. Happy days!
An intense but enjoyable week of YM prep. Learned how to deal with many challenges and feel comfortable and in control of the yacht. Our instructor John was amicable at all times, and had no shortage of manoeuvres to practice – even in light winds. A worthwhile week, which resulted in me passing my YM Offshore exam.
Guys thank you so much. I’ve passed my YM Offshore exam. Great help from everyone. I highly recommend Aigua Sea School. The office team Linda and Katie are very helpful and John O’Hara and his teaching skills are legendary.
I just completed my Yachtmaster Offshore the past two weeks at Aigua Sea School & I recommend it 100%. Awesome teaching in the theory and also the practical sailing week. Great people, very friendly and also professional.
My summary of the training I’ve got from you guys is very positive. Just to mention what and why I liked it so much: It fulfilled my goals: Get more hands on experience in practical aspects. I gained confidence in all aspects I was lacking: harbour manoeuvres, MOB, sail trimming, etc..I could learn from everybody there: the other students were amazingly experienced and John was making all of us improve at our own level; it was fun. When I have the correct mileage I will certainly keep Aigua Sea School in mind.
Great experience with Aigua. Did my Yachtmaster with them and will 100% recommend them. In the future, when i need to do any other courses i will be going straight back them. I learned more in two weeks than I learned all my life at school. Very professional school.
Thank you and the sea school for providing me with a great experience during my ocean yachtmaster training. I found the instructors to be very knowledgable and helpful, and quick to provide extra explanation if needed. The materials were also very detailed which made it easy for everyone to follow along and keep up with the pace. I would definitely recommend Aigua to anyone who asked.
Thanks Aigua Sea School, specially Linda, John and crew. Beautiful sailing and training experience. Thanks for the professionallity and good offices, I´d learn a lot, above all, I´d enjoy it.
Thank you Aigua Sea School! As expected from before, you delivered a very good YM Ocean course. The one day at sea make a real difference to most other Sea Schools out there. Keep up the good work and thank you!
As for the Ocean course, it was great. I couldn’t have asked for more if I’m honest. Simon explained things very clearly and went to lengths to ensure that each of us were comfortable with each stage of the syllabus.
As for the ‘front of house’….the climate was always spot on!!
The info given prior to arrival and the flexibility on my first morning was very much appreciated, and there was always a smiley welcome every morning. What more could I have wanted?!
All in all, a great course. Thank you very much.
Had an awesome couple of weeks with Aigua completing my yachtmaster offshore, would definitely recommend! The girls in the office are extremely helpfully and always smiling. The instructor’s are also very friendly are their teaching methods and knowledge was first class. Would not hesitate to recommend and will be back to continue further training. Thanks Aigua team!
Hooray! Just finished the Royal Yachtmaster Coastal with the world greatest sailing coach, John, and the warmest welcoming crew on earth Katie and Principal Linda. Two great weeks of learning for sailing means a lifetime of continuous studying… I’ll head on for the Offshore as soon as I’m no longer unsure! ; )
Aigua Sea school is a truly excellent school that gets the most out of its students. My experience with them was really positive – Linda and Katie in the office were very friendly, informative, and they go that extra mile to make sure that you are in a position to succeed.
John our Instructor was great, a very patient man who helped identify any skills I needed to work on, and coached me through them. He is a natural teacher and I picked up a lot from him over the week. They are very professional group, and I will definitely be returning to Aigua for any future training. I recommend them, without hesitation, to anyone looking for a training or examination provider in Palma.
I wanted to thank you for all the information and good service, especially to thank our Instructor thanks to his knowledge and was able to approve my conversion.
The theory week with John O’Hara was excellent. John is very caring and he really sees everyone and adapt his classes so that students with different experiences will be able to learn and improve. He also does the little extra, taking time after the classes are finnished to give extra training and help for those who needs it.
The practical week with Trevor was good as well. Trevor is a very skilled and experienced trainer but not as organized as John. After completing my Yachtmaster Offshore with Aigua I am overall pleased and I would recommend them to upcoming Yachtmasters.
Very pleased to admit that I decided to do my Yachtmaster Offshore with Aigua Sea School. Every employe I came across at Aigua gets involved and helping you to get through the course towards your exam. Having a keen interest from the school in your back makes you as a student to keep focused and motivated during your studies. I look forward to come back to Aigua and meet everyone again for my Yachtmaster Ocean.
Huge thanks to Aigua Sea School, to the instructors and office ladies for a memorable and enjoyable course. The instructors were very knowledgable and beyond supportive in their style of teaching, putting in time to provide extra tuition when asked. Im confident and excited to use the knowledge and skills learnt during the Yachtmaster course and Im looking forward to going back to Aigua Sea School for more courses in the future. Thanks again.
I had my life’s best experience with Aigua. Top class instructors – Sam and Trevor, managing to give me incredible amount of knowledge in just 2 weeks. Amazing organisation, team work, so supportive. I felt like home with such support, and even when I got so sick during course, I got even more support.
All in all, I would recommend anyone who looks for a boost of knowledge to work with Aigua. I look forward working with you guys for my next level Ocean! Thank you for everything!
Excellent theory instructor, I would recommend this to everybody who wants to pass his yachtmaster exam. In 5 days time all the theory you need is put into your brain.
Hi Linda , Katy, and all the team,
All i can say about your school is that it was the best course i have ever attended, with the nicest teachers which actually got us to understand the things they teach which is very important to me ! Also the cruising instructor Trevor was outstanding and i felt very prepared when i attended the exam, also that all six from my course have passed the exam talks for itself.
For me its a fact i will do my next course only with you guys!
Thank a lot.
I completed my Yachtmaster Sail course with Aigua Sea School I found the theory week was very complete and with very good tuition. Aigua provided all the tools necessary in becoming confident in my sailing and navigational skills. From start to finish Aigua delivered very professional advice and tuition. I would highly recommend Aigua Sea School to anyone who is interested in completing their Yachtmaster.
Ten out of ten all round. I am very happy with my whole experience with Aigua Sea School. From my first contact everyone has been amazing, reception, the week of theory, the practical week and the exam. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
Hice mi yachtmaster con Aigua Sea School y os queria comentar que el barco Honeymoon … Estupendo. El instructor… Insuperable, y ni que decir de vosotras? tambien estupendas. y queria agredeceros por toda la ayuda que me habeis dado a lo largo del curso.
I did my Yachtmaster with Aigua Sea School and I just wanted to say that the yacht Honeymoon … Great . The instructor … I couldn’t have asked for better , and what to say about the girls? just amazing
and I wanted to thank you for all the help you have given me throughout the course.
After already doing my theory exam elsewhere I came to Aigua for a refresh and practical course. The theory instruction was like a breath of fresh air and the instructor had a great way of breaking everything down to make it so simple and easy! I then went straight into the offshore sail practical with Peré who was again, amazing. He really put us through our paces and explained not just how to do something but why we were doing it. He put on pressure to make us feel like we were being examined and when it came to exam day everything was automatic and second nature. I can’t thank the instructors and the team at Aigua enough for getting me through my long overdue Yachtmaster. I would definitely recommend them to anyone thinking about doing courses here in Palma.
Thanks for the great preparation for the Yachtmaster Sail. John was an awesome teacher, very efficient, patient and with a great capacity to transmit that huge amount of information we had to remember during the two weeks.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Yachtmaster Theory course. John our instructor passed on his wealth of knowledge and was very patient. It was good preparation for the practical and exam which I will be back to complete next year with Aigua.
Aigua Sea School exceeded all my expectations during my Yachtmaster course. John was amazing throughout the theory classes and very patient, ensuring he spent time with everyone. Trevor was also amazing throughout the practical week, ensuring everyone spent ample time driving the boat and building up their confidence. This left me feeling well prepared and relaxed for my exam.
Highly recommended, 11/10, 3 thumbs up 🙂
From first contact I felt like my career development and success was personally important to Linda. Encouraged all the way, her personal touch and professionalism helped me develop from dong a personal water craft proficiency to instructor, then onto YM Offshore! Linda has a wealth of information and selects the best team to support her business and again, personally ensures they too are happy. On a practical note, we had access to all the latest technology, equipment and information. Definitely the best school in the island and possibly the Med. Thanks Aigua – Linda & team.
From first contact I felt like my career development and success was personally important to Linda. Encouraged all the way, her personal touch and professionalism helped me develop from dong a personal water craft proficiency to instructor, then onto YM Offshore! Linda has a wealth of information and selects the best team to support her business and again, personally ensures they too are happy. On a practical note, we had access to all the latest technology, equipment and information. Definitely the best school in the island and possibly the Med. Thanks Aigua – Linda & team.
The Ocean course with Aigua was awesome. Our instructor, Simon, is so passionate about celestial nav and wants everyone to share some of his excitement. He makes a real effort to have both himself and the content be approachable – it’s not the simplest of subjects. The day out on the water was really useful as well as I didn’t even realize the mistakes I was making until my real sight values weren’t making sense.
My experience with Aigua was just like I heard it would be before applying for Yachtmaster. Everything was excellent from theory part, that was held by John, followed by Trevor’s practical, and all round with Linda: she was all the time there to help with everything else. Also, course was even harder than the exam and they were pushing us more and more till the day of exam. I would highly recommend this school to everybody interested in getting into higher step of Yachting. Thank you Aigua Team for interesting 2 weeks with wonderful atmosphere.
The ocean course was magnificent. I cannot express my gratitude towards the instructor Simon, the course content, and the overall organisation of the school. Simon is incredibly passionate about celestial navigation, which makes learning more fun and compelling. Linda and Katie are incredibly helpful with all of the paperwork over all support and enthusiasm. I would recommend this course to anyone. Thank you Aigua!!
Once again the Aigua team have done it for me! I spend two weeks in Palma in October training for my Yacht Master: theory with John and the practical training with Trevor. It was fun and learning at the same time! Thanks guys for your professionalism and big thanks girls Linda & Katie for all the help and your friendliness you make a great team !
It put a smile on my face every day 🙂
Hope to see you again soon
From the first email i sent to the school to get information on dates and prices until i passed my exam, Linda and Katie where always there. I could email them at anytime and sure enough before the end of the day I had a reply. All the instructors where excellent at getting you to the standard needed to pass the exams.
I am definitely coming back to do my Ocean with Aigua soon. Best school on the island and possibly in the med.
My experience at Aigua Sea School was nothingless than exceptional. From the initial email contact to the present, I have received great communication, terrific instruction, and continual support. The operation is run professionally and customer minded. I found the instructors in both the theory and practical to be knowledgable, friendly, and patient. Thank you Aigua for an amazing experience!
The two-week course for the offshore exam, both theory and practical, was based on solid content which helped all participants to understand and confidently know the rules of the road, charting, tidal theory. It was planned so that all participants were well informed and had the knowledge to excel thru the exams. The practical week was a great week of sailing were one could fine tune their skills to be online for the practical exam. Instructor John was well informed, incredibly helpful and patient. He was a vast wealth of information and has many great tricks to help you achieve the result you desire. Again I can’t help but boast about the ladies Linda and Katie; they are incredibly helpful and enthusiastic- really making the experience at the school something to be cherished. Thank you!
My experience with Aigua Sea School has been excellent from the beginning. Linda has been very helpful since I first showed up in the school for information and Katie has always been there when Linda is busy. I also met Trevor doing the powerboat level 2 and John on the YM theory, both of them are so patient and skillful which makes learning and practices easy. I totally recommend Aigua Sea School and will look forward to do YM Ocean with them in the future!
Thanks very much for the great Yachtmaster ocean course. Simon was a great instructor and extremely passionate about his subject.
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that i really enjoyed the theory course last week with John. It was so beneficial to do the course again as it definitely sunk in a lot more this time round, thanks to Johns teaching technique I’m sure!
I’d just like to comment on our instructor. A lovely manner. Course was almost (almost) harder than the exam so good preparation. Showed us some good ‘tips’, visual aids, and demystified / simplified things. Approachable. Good teacher. Tough love sometimes at the right times.
Above all – he gave us all confidence and helped us believe in ourselves and develop our command skills/ leadership.
Following an inspiring conversation held with Linda at the end of last year, my wife and I came back to Aigua Sea School in Palma with our boat, in order to prepare the Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore exam. Palma is always a great place to be and the school is in a very convenient location. Linda and her staff managed to helpfully organise theory and practical training sessions around our constraints. We were continuously supported and the school provided an excellent training, which was key for our successful outcome. A big “thank-you” to Linda, John, Jaimie and Katie!
Thanks so much to you and your team for all of your training and support over the last couple of weeks, you were all brilliant. I’m very pleased I sat in on the theory again over the first week as it just refreshed everything for me and definitely sunk in more the second time round. I felt much more prepared for the practical having done this, I think I’d have panicked otherwise!
John was just great, both with the theory and the practical and made sure we were well prepared for the exam. I’m really happy with what I have achieved over the 2 weeks.
I’m very happy with Aigua School, the theory courses and the on-board practises, as well as the refreshments. The personal attention to my multiple questions and doubts and the patience with my language troubles. The material in the class and the boats I did the training and exams were in very good condition and presentation. Well done Linda and Aigua School!.
I would not hesitate to recommend Aigua Sea School and I would like to thank them all. With special thanks to Linda. She was a great help to me by providing extra tuition with regards to the shorebased theory course, she explained in very simple and clear way. My instructor Trevor was very knowledgable and had an excellent method of teaching; by showing the maneuvers first which made it clear as to what was expected. Thanking all the team!
The AIGUA sea school team is extremely paient with their students, very hands-on and help with all our questions and/or problems. John and Trevor are by far in need of a big thanks because they do extremely well with all of the above on the boats and in the class room. The lads and I wouldn’t change a thing if we were to choose who to do courses with!
Following that up … you and Jennifer do an exceptional job with getting back to us with any problems or questions …. so incredibly fast. As well as sorting out and chasing us with any documents and certificates that are needed. Also very patient and kind. Very easy to get along with and just make all of our time at AIGUA incredibly enjoyable!!
For sure in the future I will use AIGUA sea school many times over!
Thank you so much for everything! It was ALL perfect. I am so happy with everything from my side. Depending on where I am in the world in the next few months. I would like to come and do a few other bits with you guys.
Well structured and delivered. The Aigua team was very helpful, and created a demanding and a very good atmosphere to learn. Always ready to help, their knowledge and attitude absolutely superb!!
Thank you so much for the email, I couldn’t be happier! What a way to go home for Christmas. I wanted to email to thank the whole Aigua team and tell you what a great school I think you have. I feel that the tuition both in the classroom and on the boat was brilliant. I would definitely recommend you in the future.
I don’t have any criticism of the school, I think that the additional evening classes are a great idea. That was exactly what I needed to ‘scare’ me in to studying. When I turned up I realised how little I knew and it put me on the right track.
Let me first thank you all; I felt at home after 5 minutes i crossed the schools door, now i know why you are the only center almost always fully booked. You constantly follow the students giving them all support they need from the technical aspect to the human side one, this is a infrequent attribute i think.
Thank you very much, it has been a super course . I just have words of praise for your whole team, very professional course with the highest standards of quality. You make me improve my sailing skills dramatically. I would strongly recommend it to anybody who wants to become a yachtmaster.
A friendly and approachable team, great atmosphere, a relaxed and efficient way to get your qualifications.
Everything was perfect! I wrote to John for thank him for the perfect training. I will return to Aigua!
Would like to just say a huge thanks. I had a great time on the course and thought the teaching was excellent! I will definitely get in touch when I am doing my YM Ocean.
Thanks so much for the help before and during my Yachtmasters. I felt that both the theory and the practical sections of the course were both very well taught and enjoyable, going at a good speed to test and push us but also giving enough time for the knowledge to sink in. I will definitely recommend your school to anyone I know who is looking to do courses in the future.
Thanks again for a fantastic course and as always, Aigua Sea School is my only recommendation. The effort and attention you constantly give all of us, is never taken for granted.
Please know that I think your school is great. The quality of instruction I received from Simon Bradshaw was also absolutely top notch and helped me immensely. Without that i would have been half way into the Atlantic scratching my head. Great Facilities and location too. Yachtmaster Ocean
To all at Aigua Sea School. I would like to thank everybody for helping me in achieving my Yachtmaster Offshore, the training and facilities provided were amazing and everybody involved did a fantastic job! I would happily recommend anyone studying for their Yachtmaster to take it with Aigua Sea School!! Many many thanks and all the best!
Thanks to Aigua for providing the absolute best training and tutors. Trevor and John were so helpful, instructive and friendly and easy to learn from. I will definitely recommend Aigua to everyone.
I will be strongly recommending you to anyone who asks me about sailing courses, it was fun and you’re a friendly bunch who know how to get peoples confidence up. I thought John was a brilliant instructor, he cut out all the nonsense and simplified everything into understandable and achievable steps. However I think his brew-makers licence may be out of date because he seemed to confuse marmite for coffee.
I want to thank you and Jennifer for the well organized and personal service you provided me at every step of the way in order to help me achieve my certification.
Your knowledge about the process at all levels, in addition to the extra work you put in, was a primary reason I chose Aigua. Linda, you personally teaching our Shorebased Theory course was great because I was able to transfer those skills from the classroom and use them effectively during actual navigation during the boat exam. You made the course material clear, relevant, and simplified and made the important points easy to remember. Very helpful during an exam!
Our instructor Trevor was excellent; knowledgable in all aspects of the course, especially engines, boat handling and navigation, and was a pleasure to sail with. Great at teaching a lot of skills quickly and helped me to come up to speed on my blind navigation techniques in particular (I was able to get spot on on the first try and ace’d it during the exam). Please send the Aigua team a big thank you from me for all their assistance with passing the Yachtmaster 200 Offshore, and a big thanks to you too Linda.
The excellent training I received at Aigua was extremely helpful in passing the Yachtmaster and I will definitely recommend Aigua Sea School in Palma to anyone who is looking for certification and marine training for working on yachts. You guys are the best!
Good service and help from everyone at the office all the way. John is a very charismatic teacher that gets everyone involved and alert but you don’t expect anything less from someone with that experience. Trevor is one of the most relaxed and easygoing instructors you’ll ever have and while he teaches you the stuff you’ll also have tons of fun and many good laughs. He’s straightforward and he will tell you what he thinks and he will give you the types of tips that makes you realize he’s had few YM classes in his days as an instructor and if he can’t make you prepared for the exam nobody will. The boat Bloody Mary is nice to drive and fairly straightforward to handle. Will highly recommend Aigua to anyone! – Robin, full YM offshore motor theory and practical
I really enjoyed the course and I do believe that Aigua is one of the best schools I have come across. The facilities, staff and program is of high quality.
I was super happy with John and with you and Linda in the “back office”! Everything was great both during theory and practical course. The class is perfect for this type of courses and having you and Linda right next door is super useful. ‘Layla’ is a perfect boat for this type of course
Probably one of the most important things is yours (you and Linda) informal attitude … it is the best way to put people in a smiley mood and to let them enjoy their time at the school, even if they are doing a hard course and spending a lot of money 😀 ! So keep on working like that!!
If any of my Italian friends what to do a Yachtmaster, I will send him to Aigua for sure!
So, overall super great!!
PS: I’m sure we’ll see again soon! Your office it’s close to many pubs, so that’s a plus too 🙂
Thanks to Aigua for a great Yachtmaster Ocean course. I especially liked the chance to go out on the boat and take sights for real, it put everything into perspective.
Everything about my experience at Aigua was top notch. Great instructor, great front office, very clear and organized. I had a blast, and will for sure recommend Aigua to my peers in the future. I’ll be back for some more classes at some point, I’m sure of it.
AIGUA is THE premier maritime training facility. I proudly recommend them to anyone and everyone interested in taking professional maritime career courses. Compared with other schools I’ve attended before I’ve just been absolutely astounded… at the high amount of personal care and attention given to each student by both administrators and instructors. What makes this organization so special are the wonderful people behind it. The instructors really care; they go far beyond the extra mile. They are experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and they truly care about helping you learn and reach your goals. You can tell it’s more than a 9-5 job for them. I spent two weeks with instructor John O’Hara for my Yachtmaster Offshore Theory and Practical (Sail) and the day I passed my exam I got a call from him congratulating me. You just won’t find that elsewhere. Choose AIGUA, you’ll be glad you did.
I really enjoyed my time with you and thought all the staff at Aigua were really friendly and welcoming. Tony was a fantastic teacher and went at a good pace. He managed to make sure that if certain people were moving at a faster pace that they were given extra exercises with increased difficulty which really helped the speed of working out secondary ports, course to steer etc.. It’s a shame I couldn’t do my practical with you as well, I’m sure your practical instructor would be just as good.
P.S. Jen was extra amazing 😉
Thanks again for a wonderful 2 weeks, I had a blast!