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How (and why) to Make Reusable Tank Caps

As a diver, there’s nothing more disheartening than the sight of plastic or other man-made debris taking over our favourite sites. Yet, despite many efforts to move away from single-use plastics or reduce hazardous chemicals from entering the sea – such switching to reef-safe sunscreens or making eco-friendly cleaning products – many dive operators don’t … Read more

Green Fins Materials now Available in Bahasa Malaysia

The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of Green Fins – and Reef Check Malaysia are pleased to announce that Bahasa Malaysia-speaking dive and snorkel operators can now benefit from environmental resources in their first language.  The Green Fins programme is resuming in the country after a pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly … Read more

Reef-World Launches Green Fins Environmental Best Practice for Snorkellers

First Green Fins material focused on guidelines for snorkellers The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched a new poster on Green Fins Environmental Best Practice for Snorkellers. These guidelines help marine tourism operators inform their guests about environmental best practices while snorkelling in an … Read more

Dive Gude e-Course

Reef-World Starts the Year With an Updated Online Course for Dive Professionals

The only environmentally accredited online course for dive professionals gets an update with the latest news from the dive and conservation industry  The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is pleased to announce the launch of the updated Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course: new contents in Green … Read more

Playas del Coco

Costa Rica First Country in Continental Americas to Implement Green Fins Environmental Standards

Helping the country to achieve the national biodiversity targets The Reef-World Foundation, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and Misión Tiburón are delighted to announce that Costa Rica has joined 13 other countries globally to implement the Green Fins initiative — a UN Environment Programme initiative. Costa Rica is the first country on the  … Read more

Wooden shark sculpture and shells souvenirs

Green Fins Code of Conduct: Marine Souvenirs

“Prohibit the sale or display of corals, shells and other marine life souvenirs.” To many of your divers, marine souvenirs – whether picked out of the sand or purchased in a shop – are a harmless reminder of the places they’ve visited, above and below the surface. Career divers on the other hand are often … Read more