As of today, our Dive Centre has been recognized for its environmentally friendly diving and snorkeling efforts. Owned and operated by ‘Ocean Paradise’, it is the first Resort Dive Centre in the Maldives to be certified with Green Fins accreditation, which is a great achievement.
Green Fins is a project funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), operating in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean, and this project is changing the way people dive and snorkel, ensuring that the marine environment is not damaged by underwater tourism. Green Fins works with scuba diving and snorkel ling operators to implement robust environmental standards for the diving and snorkeling industry through a Code of Conduct.
Yesterday, our Dive centre operation was shadowed for the full day by two observers from Green Fins Maldives. They watched us go snorkeling, joined us for a dive later in the afternoon, and finally gave the dive centre team a presentation on the Green Fins organization and the importance of environmentally friendly dive centre practices.
Overall, ‘Ocean Paradise’ did very well, and we are proud to become a member of Green Fins. The efforts of eco-friendly snorkeling at Gili go beyond the Dive Centre; our Mr. Fridays advise the guests on good snorkeling practices upon arrival and snorkeling guidelines, as well as custom-made marine life awareness materials, are provided in each guest Villa.
Come and explore the underwater world with us, all of that in eco-friendly Green Fins way !