Whichever way you choose to go, just like any boat you build, you have to consider what you want to do with the operation before you get started. Capt. Billy Borer took over Jim Edmiston's El Zorro mothership operation in 1987, eventually running both the game boat and support vessel. "We were one of the first ones, and we made a lot of mistakes!" he says. "There are a bunch of different levels in any operation, and you have to make choices. How nice do you want it to be? What level of service? You have to figure out what you are going to use it for. Are you traveling the world, or just want to be mobile like the ones on the Great Barrier Reef? When I think of a mothership, I think of a globe-trotting, traveling operation, much different from the ones on the Reef."