Originally Posted by Macopa
Wow SeaKing, good for you! That is a speciality I imagine...Hydrographic surveyor. How did you get into that? Surveying first? Do you have a background in Oceanography? That's something I'm considering for my Master's. More the physical side though... I couldn't imagine how great it would be to find a good job in such a great location!!! How was the pay compared to what is possible inthe USA?
When I reached legal
age to work my Dad put me to work on the offshore
Dredge he was captain
on in the 70's. I worked a summer in the galley
then the following year tried to work in the Engine
room on a steam powered hydraulic dredge. Well, the boiler room wasn't for me. I worked that summer in the "survey crew" learning
hydrographic surveying for the dredging business. Managed to stay in the dredging business working the entire gulf coast
mostly and up the Mississippi
river at times as far north as Little Rock until I managed to get to Grand Cayman with the Jamaican company I worked with for 8 years.
in the Caribbean
was OK nothing out of the ordinary salary wise, but my housing and vehicle were supplied and 1 month vacation
. The best part was the working out of the U.S. tax deduction, that is what made the salary great.