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PADI® is thrilled to announce an exceptional PADI AmbassaDiver™: Indian actress, singer and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Parineeti Chopra. “A PADI AmbassaDiver is someone who is passionate about using their force for good to encourage others to protect our blue planet,” says Kristin Valette Wirth, Chief Brand and Membership Officer. “We could not have found a more respected and authentic partner as Ms. Chopra, a long time ocean lover, to advance our shared mission of saving the ocean. She is unmatched as a shining example of how to protect what you love – and inspire others to do the same.” …

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The Reef-World Foundation has been selected for The Escape 100, a well-known campaign highlighting the top purpose-led companies to ‘escape to’ in 2022!  Beating some 13,000 other company nominations, The Reef-World Foundation has ranked number 6 globally thanks to our inspiring mission, positive impact and flexible working environment – ranking alongside social enterprise giants like Oddbox, OLIO, Too Good To Go, Moving Worlds and more. The Escape 100 campaign was started by Escape the City. While on their mission to help 1,000,000 quit their corporate jobs and find work that matters to them and the world, they began to wonder:…

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First Green Fins material focused on guidelines for snorkellers The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched a new poster on Green Fins Environmental Best Practice for Snorkellers. These guidelines help marine tourism operators inform their guests about environmental best practices while snorkelling in an effort to protect marine ecosystems. Snorkelling is one of the most popular water sports worldwide. Unlike many other marine tourism activities, it requires minimal equipment and training, making it one of the most accessible activities for tourists to explore the underwater world. However, if not…

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Hi! We’re The Reef-World Foundation: a registered UK charity which delivers practical solutions for marine conservation around the world. We are a small but highly effective team of passionate and dedicated individuals who are driven by achieving lasting conservation impacts in areas of the world where it is needed the most. We started working with local fishing communities in Thailand in 1999. Today we operate across 14 countries, supporting governments, businesses and communities to sustainably develop their coastal resources. In partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), we are the international coordinatorof the Green Fins initiative, which aims to protect and conserve coral reefs through environmentally friendly guidelines that promote a sustainable diving and snorkelling tourism industry. Our vision for Green Fins is…

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For more than 40 years, DAN has been here to help divers, dive professionals, and health care providers stay safer and better prepared. With its vision of making every dive accident- and injury-free, DAN Medical Services offers an array of essential services trusted by millions of divers worldwide. DAN’s new video highlights some of the ways DAN is here to help divers — before, during, and after emergencies. 24/7 Emergency Hotline DAN medics are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to assist divers and medical personnel manage diving emergencies through the DAN Emergency Hotline. Since the…

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Join us on 23 April as we discuss the many ways in which you can live a little more boldly this year. At this Open Day, you’ll learn more about our marine conservation programs in Tenerife, our community development programs in Peru, as well as our virtual internship programs. In addition, we’ll be joined by an industry expert who will share more about the where, how, and why of ethical photography. TO SIGN UP OR LEARN MORE: http://go.gviworld.com/gvi-open-day/

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The diving world is vast and many individuals who access it at any time in their life either have or start to have an appreciation and passion for marine life and conservation. It is not always easy to branch out into this field without support, whether that is from an educational support system including schools, colleges and universities, from family support or from an organisation like Global Vision International (GVI). GVI offer routes to go into fields that interest you in a safe and structured way. They target areas of importance and interest and help volunteers to gain the necessary…

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As part of the Euro-Divers 50 years of “Diving With Friends” celebrations in 2022, we are inviting photography enthusiasts to participate in our Underwater Photography Competition. Between 1st of March 2022 & 31st of May 2022, guests can submit their best single picture taken at any Euro-Divers Worldwide Dive Centers indicating the location and date when the photo was taken. A title and short description must also be submitted. The Competition is Free to enterEach participant is allowed to submit 1(one) single picturePicture category: OPEN (wide-angle, macro, split shot)The picture should not be smaller than 1MB and no larger than…

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After completing a bachelor’s degree in marine biology, Pádraig felt that he had tons of knowledge that could boost his employability as a conservationist – but he wasn’t quite sure how to get to where he wanted to be – working in the field of conservation. He was keen to keep his momentum and continued to push his professional development by gaining a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Advanced Open Water Diver certification while mulling over his next steps. Then in 2014, Pádraig got to hear about GVI’s marine conservation internship opportunities, took some time researching our programs, and…

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The only environmentally accredited online course for dive professionals gets an update with the latest news from the dive and conservation industry. The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is pleased to announce the launch of the updated Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course: new contents in Green Fins’ free online course designed to teach dive professionals about the marine ecosystems in which they work and to help build on their existing scuba diving knowledge to conduct more environmentally friendly dives. Diving-related damage to sensitive coral reefs remains an increasingly significant issue. According…

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