For over 30 years I lived and worked in the boating
and watersports industry throughout the Caribbean
, Central America
, and the red sea. I am still cruising and working along the way.
Here's what you do.
You must sell EVERYTHING. It has been my experience that people who put things in storage
will give up and go back. If you have nothing to go back to it will be easier to continue on.
Seasonal jobs abound but normally you will need a work permit
or work visa wherever you go except a U.S. Territory.
I have worked as a scuba
instructor, daysail captain
on yachts, tourist submarines, glass bottom boats, underwater photographer, movie
extra, even as a wetsuit model. (true) Sportfishing Captain
, started a sailing school
and snorkel business, Owned my own scuba
business, and a bartender. Rented beach chairs and umbrellas, cleaned bathrooms and vacuumed floors.
I went to compressor school
to learn how to repair
dive compressors and did that and certified to repair
Just last year I helped convert a 115' steel fishing
vessel into a private yacht. 4 months work for me. I came in after it was started and stayed until the last day.
So. That's my 2 cents. Been there, done that. Still doing it.
We Travel with the Idea That If we have no schedule, we aren't late. If we don't care where we are, we aren't lost
. If we have no itinerary we're exactly where we ought to be. If we can't see it this trip, we'll see it next time.