Dahab, a Small Town with a Priceless Underwater Treasure

The Dahab diving community is on a mission to protect its area of the Red Sea.  The good news is that the marine conservation movement is growing, with more and more people becoming aware of the urgency to protect our marine ecosystems. The not so good news is that there is still a long way … Read more

A Dive Pro’s Guide To Sunscreen & Coral Reefs

We’ve all heard it before: Sunscreen is no good for coral reefs. But when the sun is shining and your divers are understandably wanting to protect their skin, is it even possible to keep yourself, your divers and your office safe and healthy at the same time?  The good news is you can help your guests to be sun … Read more

Reef-World Launches Green Fins Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star Cleanup Guidelines

New guidance helping marine tourism operators conduct Crown-of-Thorns sea star (COTS) cleanups in an environmentally friendly way The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched new guidelines to help dive and snorkel operators assess when to conduct Crown-of-Thorns sea star (COTS) cleanups and how to … Read more

Scuba Divers Can Now Become Environmentally Certified Through Green Fins

Improving environmental standards is critical because 70% of divers contact the reef while diving and 36% are unaware of doing so The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of Green Fins – is pleased to announce the launch of the new Green Fins Diver e-Course. This new online course is designed to help recreational divers … Read more

Green Fins Vietnam: The Story so Far

The Green Fins programme is implemented by Reef-World and the UN Environment Programme in several different countries around the world. In each active country, their national team has a slightly different sustainability journey. With demand for Green Fins membership around the world booming – particularly in light of how important sustainability will be in tourism’s … Read more

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Alternatives to Anchoring

Did you know that even the most careful drop of an anchor can cause devastation to coral reefs and other marine environments? Yet, anchor damage to coral colonies is a problem all over the world. The good news? Damage caused by anchoring can be easily avoided! By following best practice guidance and using alternatives to anchoring … Read more