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Voluntary Standards: Sustainable Dive Operators Pt. III

By on 9 May 2017

Sustainable dive operators all follow guidelines for implementing environmental best practices. Here are some excellent examples of voluntary standards created by, and for, dive operators in different areas around the world.

Green Fins logo and image still from Green Fins new how-to video: Pre-Dive Environmental Briefings

New Green Fins Video Helps Divers and Operators

By on 17 March 2017

Sustainable diving gurus Green Fins released this how-to video promoting environmental pre-dive briefings. The first of a nine-part series, Green Fins‘ new video is a great tool to help dive and snorkel operators and guides build sustainability into their business practices. By highlighting the most important points of a good environmental briefing (no touching animals […]

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PADI, With A Higher Purpose

By on 7 March 2017

PADI’s Four Pillars for Change encourage divers to aspire to a greater purpose. As a PADI Instructor, I’m very pleased and excited to see the organization expanding its focus it include greater ocean issues. At the 2016 DEMA Show, PADI’s event featured their new Four Pillars for Change concept, and they’ve recently brought it to […]

Two happy divers underwater in the Caribbean

How To Find Sustainable Dive Operators: Part II

By on 26 January 2017

This is Part II of the Guide to Finding Sustainable Dive Operators. Part I highlights dive training agency recognitions, Part III discusses voluntary standards for environmentally responsible diving, and Part IV presents green travel, tourism, and business certifications. Independently Evaluated Certifications and Recognitions, Dive Industry Specific Choosing a dive operator for your next dive trip or vacation can […]

Inspiring Conversations With Ocean Leaders – Online Now

By on 14 December 2016

The Blue Ocean Summit Features 14 Ocean Change-makers Sharing Their Stories of Success Hosted by Blue Ocean Network, the third annual Blue Ocean Summit celebrates “Uncommon Leaders in Transitional Times.” The speakers come from a range of backgrounds and work in diverse fields (art, music, science, business), but all share the same goal of creating a […]

How To Find Sustainable Dive Operators: Part I

By on 10 December 2016

This is Part I of the Guide to Finding Sustainable Dive Operators. Part II features scuba industry specific independent certifications, Part III discusses voluntary standards for environmentally responsible diving, and Part IV will present green travel, tourism, and business certifications. SCUBA Training Agency Recognitions Wouldn’t it be great if the dive industry had a certificate or rating for […]