Coordinated by the Reef-World Foundation, Green Fins is an initiative of the United Nations Environmental Program that encourages and empowers divers, snorkelers, the diving industry and coastal communities to protect the marine environment.
Originally designed around protecting coral reefs, they have expanded their outreach to include all marine environments like our kelp forests and the same original principles still apply.
Green Fins provides an international standard which promotes sustainable marine tourism, including these 15 simple guidelines that apply to all of us – dive operators and consumers alike.
So far, more than 4,500 dive professionals and over 550 dive centers have been trained and assessed on the environmental impacts of diving and snorkeling on the marine ecosystem. We’re proud to be one of them!
Green Fins Membership
For several years, PADI has worked in partnership with the Reef-World Foundation with a shared vision to make sustainable diving and snorkeling the social norm.
We’re proud to be a member supporting this initiative and have pledged to follow the Green Fins Code of Conduct in all of our business practices.
Green Fins Diver e-Course
FREE! The Green Fins Diver e-Course is available to everyone at no cost and provides great information about how to minimize our impact on the environment by following environmental best practices while diving.
By taking this course, you can play your part in protecting our ocean by becoming more environmentally aware and learning how to have zero impact dives.
The Reef-World Foundation is a UK registered charity which began bringing basic marine ecology to fishing villages and local communities in 1999.
Today they operate internationally, supporting governments and communities in sustainable consumption and production of coastal resources and marine life.
Reef-World effectively helps to protect local ecosystems and build a sustainable tourism industry.
They’ve provided these Do’s and Don’ts of Environmental Best Practices for Divers. They’re easy to follow and can help us protect marine life when we’re diving.