Dive Desk has been awarded the Green Fins certificate of participation on June 1, 2015 for undertaking the training on environmentally friendly diving and snorkeling and passing the assessment of compliance with the Green Fins Code of Conduct. Green Fins is an international non-profit organization working to protect coral reefs through sustainable tourism, in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme and the Reef World Foundation.
Dive Desk was the first Member from Maldives to join the movement last year, and we are happy to recognized as a responsible tourist operator.
The mission statement for Green Fins read, "A quarter of all marine life and half a billion people directly depend on coral reefs for survival. Yet, reefs globally are under threat. Green Fins educates and empowers people to reduce pressures on coral reefs by adopting sustainable tourism measures. Together, we can keep our coral reefs healthy and thriving for years to come".
We hope the Green Fins movement will achieve a global impact of reducing harm to the environment during dive operations.