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Green Fins Antigua and Barbuda: the story so far

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

10 Great Ways to Inspire your Guests to Protect the Ocean

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 Sustainability Interview: Bubbles Dive Centre

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

Diving Dos and Don’ts: Impact Of Scuba Diving On Coral Reefs

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

How prohibiting the sale and purchase of corals and shells eliminates the black-market economy and preserves ocean reefs

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.

Green Fins Malaysia: the story

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…