SCUBA CLUB LANGKAWI SUPPORT GREEN FIN BEST PRACTICES

WHAT IS GREEN FIN?

Green Fins is an organisation operating in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean that works with business operators, communities and governments. It helps to implement environmental standards for the diving and snorkelling industry through a code of conduct. The overall aim of the initiative is to mitigate damaging impacts to the marine environment from the marine tourism sector and improve sustainability. The code of conduct is a set of 15 points designed to tackle the most common and detrimental effects of SCUBA diving and snorkelling activities on the habitat in which they operate.

BEST DIVE PRACTICES

Green Fins works to reduce the threats from snorkelling activities as well as diving. This page is intended for Tourists and Snorkelling businesses to help them reduce any threat to the marine environment. Below are some tips that are specific to snorkelling activities.

 

For dive guides and instructors

 Briefings

No achoring on coral reefs

 

Tourist - Scuba Divers

Dont step on coral

Don't stir the sediment

No chasing and touching marine life

Don't fee fish

No littering

No glove

Don't manipulate marine life

 

General Advice When On Holiday

Support conservation

By donating to any project helping to conserve the environment, your money will go a long way towards reducing the negative impacts from manmade sources. Give what you can and help reverse trends today. By participating in such projects you can lend a helping hand for the environment and help educate others. A little help from everybody goes a long way.

Shark finning

Green Fins is against the shark fin trade which single handedly results in tens of millions of sharks being killed each year globally. Some shark species have dropped by 90% over the last 50 years. The sharks are killed for their highly prized fins which are used in soups and other meals. Removing these top predators is highly damaging to the ecology of our seas. Don’t eat in restaurants that sell shark products.​

No collecting dead or live marine life

Removing species that would normally breakdown and be recycled by the ecosystem leaves other animals without nutrients and elements that they need for growth. Even empty shells on the beach play their part. Take nothing.

Volunteer to help the environment

Do as much as you can to help organisations and projects who aim to help the natural environment.

 

 

BEST SNORKELLING PRACTICES

Green Fins works to reduce the threats from snorkelling activities as well as diving. This page is intended for Tourists and Snorkelling businesses to help them reduce any threat to the marine environment. Below are some tips that are specific to snorkelling activities.

 

For guides and operators

 Briefings

No achoring on coral reefs

 

Tourist - Snorkellers

wear a life jacket when snorkelling

No feeding fish

No Spear fishing

Dont step on coral

Don't stir the sediment

No chasing and touching marine life

No littering

 

General Advice When On Holiday

Support conservation

By donating to any project helping to conserve the environment, your money will go a long way towards reducing the negative impacts from manmade sources. Give what you can and help reverse trends today. By participating in such projects you can lend a helping hand for the environment and help educate others. A little help from everybody goes a long way.

Shark finning

Green Fins is against the shark fin trade which single handedly results in tens of millions of sharks being killed each year globally. Some shark species have dropped by 90% over the last 50 years. The sharks are killed for their highly prized fins which are used in soups and other meals. Removing these top predators is highly damaging to the ecology of our seas. Don’t eat in restaurants that sell shark products.​

No collecting dead or live marine life

Removing species that would normally breakdown and be recycled by the ecosystem leaves other animals without nutrients and elements that they need for growth. Even empty shells on the beach play their part. Take nothing.

Volunteer to help the environment

Do as much as you can to help organisations and projects who aim to help the natural environment.

 

 

Scuba Club Langkawi
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