Sustainability chit-chat with Humboldt Explorer, A Green Fins Livaboard in the Galapagos Islands

Humboldt Explorer was built in 2010 and started operations that year. She is a liveaboard vessel of the Explorer Ventures liveaboard diving fleet and runs 7-night liveaboard trips in the Central and Northern Islands in the Galapagos Islands. Humboldt Explorer is the only boat in the Galapagos that spends 4 days at the remote islands … Read more

A Commitment As Deep As the Caribbean Sea: Sandals Resorts and Beaches® Resorts Reach New Milestone in Sustainable Scuba Diving Practices

Leading the charge in industry sustainability, the Caribbean’s leading all-inclusive resorts become the first to attain portfolio-wide Green Fins membership As long-standing partners immersing travelers under the colorful depths of the Caribbean Sea with a sustainable-first approach, today – together with PADI – Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts celebrate their newly obtained Green Fins digital … Read more

Green Fins Indonesia is committed to expanding sustainability to marine tourism nationwide

The Coral Triangle Center is celebrating the first Green Fins trainers to complete the “Train the Trainer” programme in Indonesia The Reef-World Foundation — the international coordinator of UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative — has successfully trained and certified two new Green Fins assessor trainers from the Green Fins Indonesia National Team. They are … Read more

“Reef-Safe Sunscreen” Can Still Harm Coral

Picture this: you’ve just emerged from an invigorating early morning dive, greeted by the warmth of the sun on your face and the shimmering waters around you. Awaiting you on the boat is a steaming cup of coffee, and with the holiday tan calling, you decide to apply some reef-safe sunscreen. After all, who wants … Read more

Sustainability chit-chat with The Dive Gurus, the first Green Fins Digital Member in La Paz

The Dive Gurus the only PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre in La Paz. Founded in 2014 in Baja California Sur, Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez. They also offer DAN, IANTD and TDI courses, support for film crews, scientists and CCR divers. Renowned for their expeditions and underwater photography & videography workshops, they have … Read more

Sustainability chit-chat with Dive Rarotonga, the first Green Fins Digital Member in the Cook Islands

Dive Rarotonga Introduction Dive Rarotonga was first established in 1979, and since 2018, Neil Davison has become the owner. They’re located in Arorangi, a village on the Island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, South Pacific. Neil is a wildlife lover and became passionate about reef systems while working for Reef Doctor in Madagascar in … Read more

ADEX 2023 Sustainable Diving Dialogue panellists

ADEX 2023 Sustainable Diving Dialogue

The Reef-World Foundation — the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative — kicked off this exciting event by presenting the Green Fins Award 2023 to the top-performing Green Fins operation worldwide. The award went to Evolution Beach and Dive Resort in Malapascua, Philippines, recognised for its amazing achievement at achieving almost … Read more

First breakout session with participants

ADEX 2023 Sustainable Diving Think Tank 

The Reef-World Foundation led the discussion with industry leaders on transforming diving businesses for a blue economy The Reef-World Foundation — the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative — led the Sustainable Diving Think Tank workshop at ADEX 2023, talking about transforming diving businesses for a blue economy. With industry leaders, … Read more

Green Fins Launched in Aqaba, Jordan to Implement Green Fins Environmental Standards

Aims to protect and preserve the Red Sea’s pristine coral reefs and marine ecosystems The Reef-World Foundation is delighted to announce that Jordan is now the 15th country globally to implement the Green Fins programme — a UN Environment Programme initiative. The programme’s launch in Aqaba is evidence of Jordan’s commitment to safeguarding its natural … Read more