First time poster, 23y/0 american male here looking to get a job as a deckhand. I am currently living in New Zealand until March/April 2018. After that I was looking to go off an get my STCW-95/10 ASAP. Maybe a few other certs as well such as Powerboat 1, other recommendations appreciated. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on who to go through. Was looking at Super Yacht Crew Academy in Sydney as I have places to stay there and its close. But would it be cheaper to head out to a country in SE Asia such as Vietnam or Thailand? Should I just head home to the USA and do it? I know they're all on the "White List", but would having a cert from one make you more desirable than another? Seem to be some knowledgeable and experienced people on here who I thought could help! Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!