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Malaysia

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

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

Green Fins Malaysia: the story so far

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…

Picture of Green Fins Assessor Trainer Alvin with a member of the Green Fins Indonesia team.

The Green Fins Assessor Exchange Programme: the First Ever!

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.