im currently in australia about to move to the cayman islands on a 6-12 month contract for work as a dive instructor, after which I would like to join the super yacht industry and climb the ranks to a first mate / bosun role.
now what im trying to decide is whether it would be better for me to do my stcw95 and 5 day deckie course here in aus (some reputable and good courses available) or wait until after my work contract is up and I'm ready to jump into the industry as everything would still be fresh.
that being said, does anyone know of any decent and reputable places around the Caribbean area that won't break the bank and give me the training needed to break into the industry eg deckie training with tender driving, radio use, navigation etc and with these qualifications on top of my instructor rating what are the chances of me securing a position on a yacht with an opportunity to get more qualifications and climb the ranks?
any tips or advice would be much appreciated
many thanks in advance