The Reef-World Foundation were invited to participate in the Coastal and Marine Rehabilitation Orientation workshop in Boracay in December 2018. With over 100 participants actively engaging in determining coral reef threats and identifying solutions, our Project Manager Sam is hopeful for the future.
ZuBlu - Asia’s leading dive travel agency - have recently launched an enhanced platform which allows scuba divers and adventure travelers to quickly search for and book their perfect dive travel experience, as well as discover Green Fins dive resorts and liveaboards that together are leading the way towards a more sustainable dive travel industry.
The end of the year always provides an opportunity to reflect, download and consider. For me 2018 has been a huge year of change. A small addition to my world resulted in me taking a few months away from my work, something I never imagined would be possible both professionally and personally. But this little creator of change (A.K.A Olivia) forced me to step away from the daily running of Reef-World and become immersed in something a little less salty and a little more vomit-ridden.
As the year comes to an end, the Green Fins IYOR Campaign does too. After much hard work three new infographics were released, #RedefineTheDive, #AlternativesToAnchoring, and the last one: #DoNotFeedTheFish.
Nearly two years ago today, I realised that while working as a Divemaster, I may have contributed to coral damage and other harm because I had not been taught how to manage divers in an environmentally-conscious way. I had allowed guests with questionable buoyancy skills to choose dives near delicate reefs and had seen a 100+ year-old turtle (Brian, of Flynn reef) woken with harsh lights. I was horrified and became committed to making sure all dive professionals are aware of how to reduce their impact and that of their guests.
23 November 2018: PADI® and Reef-World have joined forces to promote sustainable diving practices for the protection of the marine environment. This partnership will raise awareness and deliver tools to implement the Green Fins standard of best practice, helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of coral reefs, recreational scuba diving and local livelihoods.
We’re thrilled to announce that ZuBlu has become a Symbiotic Partner of The Reef-World Foundation, the international coordinators of the Green Fins initiative. This collaboration aims to change diving and snorkelling tourist’s behaviour and attitude towards coral reefs and the marine environment. The dive starts at home; every decision we make in the planning of our holidays can make a difference for the marine environment. ZuBlu and Reef-World are working together so that environmental considerations can be taken to reduce impact on coral reefs from the very early stages of the dive planning process.
(Las Vegas, NV – Oct 30, 2018) -- A series of first-ever seminars will be presented at DEMA Show 2018 to help dive businesses embrace the fundamental changes impacting the industry right now. Leaders across all segments of the diving industry, from the dive operations to manufacturers, to resorts to online booking agents, will benefit from this #BlueGreen seminar series.