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?
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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 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 who are continuing to keep an environmental strategy high on their agenda despite the many changes taking place for travel businesses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
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).
The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinators of Green Fins – with the support of Professional SCUBA Schools International (PSS), is pleased to announce the launch of the Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course: a free online course designed to help dive professionals reduce the negative impacts of scuba diving on the underwater environment and conduct more environmentally friendly dives.