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Just finished a week of Yachtmaster Ocean Theory with Simon Bradshaw at Aigua, and yet again, Aigua has not failed to deliver on top quality tuition, support and smiles throughout the whole week!
Fantastic school and I could not recommend them enough!

Simon is a passionate teacher, he really enjoy what he does, and he has an enormous knowledge about the ocean, that is able to explain in easy words understandable from everyone. The yachtmaster ocean course with him was absolutely FAAANTAASTIC!!!

Thank you Simon and thanks Aigua sea school for providing such good instructors!

Having studied astronomy with Spanish directions in the past, I had an idea to do things. Doing this course with Simon @ Aigua has opened my mind to fully understand and do, plus developing a capability to practice by my own anytime, what is terrific!!!! Super happy to have learned and enjoyed with all my course mates this week of ancient knowledge laid down in a very simple way so we can all understand. 

Amazing experience doing ocean theory with Simon Bradshaw. Aigua Sea School have been the upmost professional operation who genuinely care about their students and their successes. Highly recommended for all!

Hi, I did RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased in first week of Sept 2019. Simon Bradshaw (Instructor) is a gem.

Just finished my YM ocean theory course and have to say that it was a brilliant experience!

Lots of support coming from the school and Simon Bradshaw, our instructor. 

He has enormous experience as a worldwide sailer with vast seamanship knowledge and fabulous teaching skills.

Thank you very much Aigua Sea school!!!!

Finished up my Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased course this week. Another fantastic AIGUA experience. Our instructor, Simon Bradshaw was excellent. Knowledge, engaging, and offered insights above and beyond the curriculum.


I attended the Yachtmaster Ocean course with Simon Bradshaw. It was a great week, learned a lot. The instructor Simon is very experienced, patient and had great knowledge of what he is talking about. I highly recommend Aigua Sea School for yachtie or anyone else!!


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.

Leo Jovic

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

Ben Stuart

Firstly, use a top flight Instructor. Simon was not only knowledgeable, but incredibly passionate that is clearly supported by a wealth of experience. Even the driest of topics was brought to life with a practical and simplified approach for use on the water. Not to mention, just a jolly nice bloke.


Just finished today the YM Ocean and getting already for the Oral now, I did my YM Offshore with them already. Once you know how good the team from Aigua is, why do you even need to think about going somewhere else. Simon Bradshaw, has been our instructor and its amazing how passionate and patience he is to be able to make you get all the information you need to learn in one week. Believe me, he does it. Just one more thanks to John-Paul and Rachael for their daily basis support. AIGUA SEA SCHOOL ROCKS!!!!!!!



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.


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.

Chris Troup

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.

Marja Kok

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 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.

Kate D

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.

All in all, a great course. Thank you very much.

Dan Payne

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!!

Meghan T

Thanks very much for the great Yachtmaster ocean course. Simon was a great instructor and extremely passionate about his subject.

Gareth E

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