Originally Posted by goboatingnow
there aren't to many that do , and most are in the UK
True, but some fast track schools operate out of Gibraltar
(including the two expressly mentioned by the O/P), South Africa
, and Australia
STCW 95 basic is offered as a regular component of essentially all fast track YM courses, so that shouldn't factor into the decision.
FWIW, here is a thread re Allabroad: http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread...k-Course/page1
Like the Blue Oyster
thread linked above by Gord, some of the comments are negative; but given their anonymous nature may be suspect. I would suggest telephoning both schools and requesting actual references
(i.e., names and contact information of a few recent students). No guarantees that they won't handpick, but it's probably better than relying on somewhat vague condemnation by people who may have certain axes to grind.
If I were the O/P - who presumably has little if any experience of strong tidal conditions - I would prefer a school in England
, but that's not to say that a Med-based school is a poor choice, especially if that's where he or she is based.