- Help and Advice wanted
- March 23rd, 2008
Hope you are all enjoying your Easter Bank Holiday.
I am after some advice/pointers/links/critique on something im working on. A bit diving related and a bit sailing related so someone maybe able to help somewhere.
In July my house contract ends as does my job. Having come back from travelling last year and taking up diving and to some extent sailing in a major way, im thinking now is a good time to see if sailing/diving is a career I want to pursue or maybe a career break I want to pursue.
As such im looking for some work in July along the lines of either working on a motor/sail boat as crew, working in a dive shop, working up to boat hand or maybe instructor. Im hoping to spend at least a year trying this out, if it fails I can come back to the UK back to an office job somewhere, else im happy to go wherever I can get work.
So, I was wondering if anyone out there has any advice, pointers, websites they can recommend ? I have about 3 months to see what I can find, I may have a contact in the Balearics who can put me up and introduce me to some skippers but I don’t want to rely on that 100% and would be nice to have a good idea of the market. I know there are diving internships around, however usually the cost is good for what you get but by the time you facto in flight and accommodation and no guaranteed income after its not something I can afford to do. Maybe a longer term one, or even some sort of sailing apprenticeship would be a dream job now!
My vital stats as it were are listed below
Age 25, based in Soton UK till July 2008
Work experience, all customer service and customer facing based
BSc (Hons) Marine Sciences (2004)
R.Y.A. Start Sailing (Keelboat) (2007)
R.Y.A. Powerboat Lvl 2 (Coastal/Planing Endorsement) (2008)
P.A.D.I Open Water Diver (2007)
B.S.A.C. Sports Diver (2008)
B.S.A.C. Assistant Diving Instructor (2008)
R.Y.A. Basic Skills Level 2 (Keelboat) (2008)
R.Y.A. Day Skipper Theory (2008)
Thank you for taking the time to read this.