While each of the 11 active Green Fins countries are at a different stage on its sustainability journey, they often come across many similar challenges. Because of this, it’s helpful to share insights into Green Fins’ development around the world so different countries can learn from each other. Today, we’re learning about one of the … Read more
ADEX Antigua and Barbuda Beach cleanup Caudalie Cigarette butts Cigarettes Cleanup Cleanups Diving best practice Dominican Republic eco-friendly products environmental courses Fourth Element Good diver practice Good snorkeler practice Good snorkeller practice hazardous chemicals Indonesia Malaysia Maldives Managing guests Palau partners Philippines Plastic alternatives Plastic and trash PSS Recycling Reef-safe sunscreen Responsible boat practices Responsible marine life interactions Role model Role model behaviour Singapore Single-use plastic Snorkelling best practice SSL Sunscreen Thailand Trash Trash cans Trash management Underwater photography Vietnam Waste
As a Green Fins dive guide – and environmental role model – you are at the forefront of ocean conservation and play a vital role in helping your guests learn why it’s so important to protect the ocean and what they can do to help. But how on earth do you teach your guests to be better, more environmentally friendly divers? It’s much simpler than you might think!
The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins – recently announced there was not one but three winners of the Green Fins Award 2020: Bubbles Dive Centre, Pulau Perhentian, Flora Bay Divers and Tioman Dive Centre. This Sustainability Interview series helps dive and snorkel operators learn about improvements they … Read more
Thanks to Donald Giddings, founder and editor in chief at Green Living Zone, for this guest blog post: Coral reefs are full of beautiful plants and animals that are truly one of a kind. Each year, people from all over the world flock to view the unique and beautiful ecosystems of coral reefs by scuba … Read more
It’s tempting to pick up an attractive shell or piece of coral and place it somewhere in your home as a memento of your underwater adventures and constant reminder of your connection with the marine world. Pippa from iDiveblue explains the long-term consequences of removing marine life from our reefs.
When it comes to Green Fins, Malaysia is a leader in many ways: a relatively early adopter of the programme (initially in 2007), it was also the first country (along with Thailand) to have its own Assessor Trainers as well as the first (with Indonesia) to take part in a Green Fins Assessor Exchange programme. It’s also a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the leader board of most environmental dive and snorkel operators. Read on to find out more…