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

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

Explorer Ventures - Turks and Caicos Explorer 2

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet

The last year has shown us how vulnerable the diving industry is to uncertainty and that sustainability is the key to resilience.   Covid-19 has changed travel, brought new economic challenges, and added more rapidly increasing threats to the environment. The pandemic has proven that the health of our planet is unquestionably connected to our way … 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

Barrel Sponge in Verde Island coral reef

“Evolutionary marvels”

The Reef-World team shares why coral reefs are so special Did you know coral reefs take up less than one percent of the ocean floor but support a QUARTER of all marine life? As divers and dive professionals, you’ll probably be well aware that coral reefs provide food, livelihoods, economic security and cultural heritage for … Read more

Reef-World's Chloe Harvey about to jump off the boat into the ocean to go diving in Egypt

Green Fins Egypt: The Story so Far

In each country, Reef-World and the UN Environment Programme are proud to oversee Green Fins implementation with support from in-destination partners. As you may know if you’ve been reading this series, each active country has its own unique journey and challenges. We’ve already heard about some of the longer-standing Green Fins destinations. Now, it’s time … Read more

Dive centre managers and owners sitting around a table learning about Green Fins

10 Japanese Dive Centres Receive Green Fins Training

In 2019, the Reef-World team visited Onna Village, Okinawa. During the trip they conducted a scoping trip and met with the people who will make up the Green Fins national team. This included representatives from Onna Village local government, Onna Village Diving Association, Oceana and Japan Association for UNEP as well as Onna Village’s Mayor. … Read more