Originally Posted by elittke
Get the musical CD, "Don't Stop the Carnival".. Tells the story nicely and easy to listen to over again.
But seriously, I have been thinking about the ASA
Instructor Certs. Anyone have experience getting some of those? Seems like a nice way to stay on the water
more? Then start a charter
Great sound track for your own "carnival" experience in paradise!
Probably help in retaining your sense of humor
Im an ASA
IE (Instructor Evaluator) so can answer any related questions. Visit the ASA web site for details on becoming an instructor (link posted earlier).
Charters and instruction are a very good combination, but only an affiliated ASA School
can submit student certification
requests. So, to do that combimed business model you have to also start a school
or partner/work with one. I just certified an instructor who has his boat
in charter management and will work as a captain/instructor for the charter company (also an affiliated school)...not a bad gig and someone else gets to deal with most of the paperwork hassle. He will get revenue from his boat
, plus pay for captain/instructor work. Ive done the same, as well as run my own school/charter company.
If you dont want to start and run a school then there are always opportunities to teach for existing schools. For example, I was just in Belize
recently running an IQC (Instructor Qualification Clinic) and off to Martinique
soon to do some private instruction/delivery for a new boat owner.
You certainly wont get rich doing any of the above, but it provides a lot of excuses to go sailing and some revenue to waste on the boat.