COVID-19 UPDATE:

Some Green Fins members have not been able to go through their annual assessment process due to the pandemic. An inactive status does not mean they are not operational or that they are not following environmental standards. Please contact members directly to see if they are open for business. The Green Fins teams will be doing all they can to reassess members in their respective countries as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.

For more on protecting the environment please see, COVID-19 resources →

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DIVE GUIDES CALLED TO APPLY FOR THE GREEN FINS DIVE GUIDE SCHOLARSHIP

Reef-World’s campaign is helping dive guides in need receive Green Fins environmental certification The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is calling for dive guides to submit their application for the Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship. As a result of the Scholarship campaign, dive guides working around … Read more

How to make your own eco-friendly cleaning products

Eco-friendly cleaning tips for diving and snorkelling Just like us, marine life and corals need a healthy balance of nutrients, oxygen and clean water to survive. When this delicate balance is tipped, it can spell bad news for our coral reefs. We’re all working hard to reduce our consumption of single-use plastics and replace chemical … Read more

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?

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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

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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

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New Green Fins Cleanup Guidelines Now Available

New guidelines for conducting environmentally friendly beach and underwater cleanups The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched new Green Fins cleanup guidelines to help dive and snorkel operators organise and host environmentally friendly coastal cleanups. “We’ve been so impressed to see so many Green … Read more