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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

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

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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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