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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…
In May 2019, The Reef-World Foundation completed its first ever Assessor Exchange programme. Newly certified Green Fins Assessor Trainer Alvin Chelliah, from Reef Check Malaysia, spent a week visiting Marthen Welly and Wira Sanjaya – the Green Fins Indonesia assessor team – from the Coral Triangle Center, in Bali, Indonesia. To find out how it went, the Reef-World team spoke to assessors Alvin and Marthen – here’s what they shared.
The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinators of Green Fins – is delighted to announce Tioman Dive Centre (TDC) as the winner of this year’s Green Fins Award. The award, which recognises Tioman Dive Centre as the Green Fins member with the lowest environmental impact, was presented as part of the BlueGreen360 Awards at ADEX Singapore (11-14 April 2019).