Month: December 2020

GREEN FINS MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE IN ARABIC AND JAPANESE

The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of Green Fins – along with the Chamber of Diving & Watersports (CDWS) and the SDGs Promotion Secretariat (Onna Village Office in Okinawa) are pleased to announce Arabic and Japanese-speaking dive and snorkel operators can now benefit from environmental resources in their first language. The newly translated Green … Read more

16 Top Tips for Giving a Great Environmental Dive Briefing

Dive guides can be exceptional role models, helping customers improve their diving ability and making their trip even more memorable by teaching them about environmental best practice. Boat and dive briefings are a great opportunity to tell your guests about Green Fins and educate them about how they should behave underwater to protect coral reefs. But what makes a great briefing and which environmental pointers should you include?

Photo of the virtual PADI Torchbearer interview taking place. Sam is on the left in front of the Green Fins flag. Emma is on the right in her home office.

PADI Torchbearer Interview with Reef-World’s Samantha Craven

We were delighted that our Programmes Manager, Sam, recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by PADI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist Emma Daffurn for the PADI Torchbearer group on Facebook. It was such an insightful discussion we wanted to share it with our network too. So without further ado, brew a cuppa and enjoy some … Read more

Image of a beach in Dominican Republic with a palm tree and ocean in shot

PANDEMIC CAUSES A SURGE IN INTEREST IN GREEN FINS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Going digital is helping to boost the programme’s conservation impact The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – and Reef Check Dominican Republic have adapted to the new situations caused by the pandemic in order to reach even more dive and snorkel operators with their conservation messaging. The … Read more

Picture of people on a beach.

Green Fins Japan … The Story So Far

Demand for the Green Fins programme is at an all-time high. Reef-World continues to hear from government bodies and organisations around the world asking how Green Fins can be launched in their country. So, what does it take to launch Green Fins in a new country? Today, we’re hearing about the journey of a country … Read more

Group of divers who have just completed their Open Water with Flora Bay Divers. They are one of three winners of the Green Fins 2020 award.

The Sustainability Interview: Flora Bay Divers

As you may have heard, Reef-World – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins – recently announced the winners of the Green Fins Award 2020. While there’s usually only one winner, competition was so tight this year that three dive shops came in joint first place. They were: Bubbles Dive Centre, Pulau … Read more