One nice thing you can do with a small boat is find nice dive and snorkeling spots. A small boat makes that much more area accessible in a sustainable way. I raise this because in looking through past e-mails today I came across an old blog post from a contact who was at Oceana. He was highlighting the EarthDive project, a consortium project to aggregate dive reports in the interest of making more information available for science and conservation. The core of it is a Global Dive Log – basically when you join and enter your dive records, the data is captured with other members, and the information stored such that it can be queried. Very cool use of technology.