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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

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

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?

Photo of the virtual PADI Torchbearer interview taking place. Sam is on the left in front of the Green Fins flag. Emma is on the right in her home office.

PADI Torchbearer Interview with Reef-World’s Samantha Craven

We were delighted that our Programmes Manager, Sam, recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by PADI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist Emma Daffurn for the PADI Torchbearer group on Facebook. It was such an insightful discussion we wanted to share it with our network too. So without further ado, brew a cuppa and enjoy some … Read more

Picture of people on a beach.

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