COVID-19 UPDATE:

Some Green Fins members have not been able to go through their annual assessment process due to the pandemic. An inactive status does not mean they are not operational or that they are not following environmental standards. Please contact members directly to see if they are open for business. The Green Fins teams will be doing all they can to reassess members in their respective countries as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.

For more on protecting the environment please see, COVID-19 resources →

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet

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

Reef-World Launches New environmental Resources to Help Dive and Snorkel Operators Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

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.

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9 Things You Need to Know about (reef-safe) Sunscreen and Coral Reefs

There’s been lots of talk in the press recently about the negative effect chemical sunscreens might have on coral reefs. This has left many people with lots of questions: which chemicals are problematic, what impact do they have and, if I can’t wear sunscreen, how can I stop myself getting burned? Here, we’ve digested the latest news and science around potentially harmful sunscreen so you don’t have to (unless you really want to!).