STEP ONE: STCW
The STCW is the first step everyone needs to take. this course covers the basics of boat safety, first aid, fire fighting, personal safety, security and sea survival.
STEP TWO: 10 POWERBOAT The 10M powerboat is the next step we advise to work in the maritime industry.
It is theory and boat handling. You need to be over 16 years old and have boating knowledge and experience.
STEP THREE: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT This is a two-day theory and practical course designed to cover the requirements for the safe operation and maintenance of a Personal Watercraft.
As well as the theory component, the instruction will emphasize the practical applications of handling a PWC on the water.
SO WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT
GRAND TOTAL $2270
Many positions are available as crew on local charter boats doing daytrips to the different islands, St Maarten has megayacht marinas requiring professional and well-trained staff, and most hotels have a watersports of beach facility hiring staff. The courses above offer comprehensive instruction at a low ticket price , and is a gateway into the industry.
SO WHAT IS THE EARNING POTENTIAL
Day Charter Crew $15,000-25,000+
Marina Dockhands $13,000- 20,000+
Beach Staff & Watersports $13,000- 20,000+
MARITIME SCHOOL OF THE WEST INDIES
Well Rd # 85, Unit 26A
Cole Bay (opposite Electec Service Center and next to the Tattoo Parlor)