I did those 4 from a base in St Thomas. And it is no vacation
, believe me. You work your azz off. My wife did them with me and was not real happy with me because I kind of sold it like it would be a week of fun in the sun. It was sunny. You should see the diamond studded palm tree necklace that one cost me. LOL
Read and re-read those books before you go onboard. It is a heck of a lot of material and if you go in cold you will be overwhelmed.
I learned a lot but as has been stated above it is really just the start.
I still correspond with the skipper
who did our training. I have sent others his way in the past. You have to have a good instructor. He was quite good. Don’t know if he is currently affiliated with a school
but I can get you connected if you wish. PM me if yes.
But definitely go for it.