Master & Commander
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
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Actually the first, not next, thing to get some experience.
Take a vacation down in Florida or the BVI and sign up for some live aboard ASA courses. You'll get hands on experience from qualified instructors and the 3 of you will learn if you can live together in tight quarters.
I've got blisters on my fingers