Monday, September 14, 2015

Ocean Paradise ranked 9th most environmentally responsible dive centre in Asia

Ocean Paradise Marine Sports Centre here at Gili Lankanfushi was the first resort dive centre in the Maldives to be certified by Green Fins one year ago. Green Fins accredits environmentally responsible diving centres throughout 6 countries in Asia, and we are pleased to announce that we have retained our certification for the 2nd year following a recent spot check! 
Green Fins, a group internationally coordinated by Reef-World, sets international standards for environmentally friendly snorkeling and diving practices. These standards include delivering informative briefings before trips, ensuring guides act as eco role models in the water, abiding by codes of conduct, placing signage about best snorkel practices in visible places, and generally ensuring our operation is as responsible as possible. The group provides guidance and support to those certified to help us maintain our best practices.

Dive Centres are assessed annually, and this year, we scored so well on the checklist of best practice, that we have achieved the 9th spot on the top 10 Green Fins members list for environmentally responsible dive centres!

We are excited to share this with you, and hope to continue to improve upon our score each year!
From left to right: Shanoon, Jinah, Shakeeb, Amanda, and Rameez.
Our Ocean Paradise team are proud to have achieved such an amazing score!

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