You should really consider looking at prices for the same course work in the British and US Virgin islands
. I think you will probably find the cost to be about the same or LESS.
Several year ago a friend and I were going to charter
a boat in the Keys as I had done on many occasions. When I got the cost together on a whim I looked at the cost of Charting a boat in the British Virgin Island at about the same time in April.
I was very surprised when I discovered the cost to fly to BVI, cost of the boat and provisions were LESS for a 10 day BVI charter
than a 7 day Keys charter.
One note of caution. This can be VERY dangerous! It is habit forming and may result in you buying
a boat to keep in the islands.... as I did...