My name is Steve and I am hoping to get some advice here on how to get started with finding a crew position.
Firstly a bit about me, I am a 29 year old single
male, fit and healthy and have no medical
conditions, based in Brisbane
. I work
as a professional firefighter and have done so for the past 6 years and also have experience in communications
systems from working as a fire service
dispatcher for about 4 years. I own a small fishing boat
and have spent time on the water
my entire life but have no actual experience crewing
on large boats. I love anything to do with water
, kayaking, fishing
My plan is to take up to a year off work
around 2015 to go on an adventure on the seas and plan to use the time up until then getting whatever certifications I would need. My main area of interest would be islands ie pacific, Caribbean
, south east Asia
But where to begin? What certificates? How to choose a voyage? What are the captains looking for?
Any advice appreciated.