What is Green Fins?

Green Fins is a Reef-World Foundation initiative that protects and conserves coral reefs through environmental guidelines that promote a sustainable diving and snorkeling industry.

In partnership with the UN Environment Program, Reef-World drives sustainable behaviors for environmental protection by providing low-cost and practical solutions to local and industry-wide environmental challenges associated with marine tourism. It offers education and capacity-building assistance to empower environmental champions to implement proven coastal resource management approaches.

Since 2018, PADI has worked in partnership with The Reef World Foundation to realize the potential of our community as an example of how a global industry can successfully support people, planet and profit.

In 2022, together with PADI AWARE Foundation we launched the diving industry's most complete environmental accreditation, PADI Eco Center. Alongside participation in PADI AWARE's Adopt the Blue program, each PADI Eco Center demonstrates exemplary environmental performance through Reef-World's Green Fins initiative.

Our shared vision is to make sustainable diving and snorkeling the social norm, thereby improving the health of coral reefs across the global ocean.