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
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
New guidance helping marine tourism operators conduct Crown-of-Thorns sea star (COTS) cleanups in an environmentally friendly way The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched new guidelines to help dive and snorkel operators assess when to conduct Crown-of-Thorns sea star (COTS) cleanups and how to … Read more
Improving environmental standards is critical because 70% of divers contact the reef while diving and 36% are unaware of doing so The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of Green Fins – is pleased to announce the launch of the new Green Fins Diver e-Course. This new online course is designed to help recreational divers … Read more
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
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?
As you may have heard, Reef-World – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins – recently announced the winners of the Green Fins Award 2020. While there’s usually only one winner, competition was so tight this year that three dive shops came in joint first place. They were: Bubbles Dive Centre, Pulau … Read more
Thank you to Hannah Hesford for this guest post: 5 things I learned from my first scuba dive They say scuba diving opens up a world of possibilities, from facing your fears to learning new skills and exploring places beyond your imagination. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to do all three on … Read more
Congratulations to Green Fins member Scuba Junkie which has won a global diving award. The operator has just been named ‘Best Scuba Diving Dive Centre or Resort in the World for 2020’ in the prestigious Dive Magazine’s annual Travel Awards. The Travel Awards are chosen by votes from readers worldwide, with Scuba Junkie topping a … Read more
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!