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Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course
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The Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course is intended for dive guides, i.e divers who have completed a SCUBA Rescue Diver Course or higher grade (Divemaster, Dive Leader, Instructor).

As a dive professional leading and guiding scuba divers, you have the ability to positively influence diver behaviour and help protect coral and other marine life on every dive. If you can manage your divers and prevent them causing damage, then you are helping protect coral reefs one dive at a time.

This course is free to take, and will build on your existing scuba diving knowledge by providing you with the skills and confidence to conduct more environmentally friendly diving trips. After each module you will do a short test.

We require this course to be repeated every two years so that Green Fins guides stay up to date with latest best practice.

This course has been provided for free for those who cannot afford it – purchasing this certificate supports vital work protecting the marine environment. Please purchase a certificate with your name on it. The certificate is £19 (approximately $24) and supports vital work protecting the marine environment.

For more information about this course, please see the main Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course page.

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This course was written by The Reef-World Foundation in collaboration with Ankaret El Haj.

This course was supported by the UN Environment Programme.


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