Divers can now take part in the new Green Fins Diver e-Course.
The course aims to improve the underwater habits of divers by teaching them how to conduct more environmentally friendly dives.
The course comes on the back of finding that 70% of divers contact reefs when diving, with divers on average contacting the reef 5.79 times per dive. Shockingly, a whopping 36% of divers who touched the reef are unaware of doing so.
The online course comes in three simple-to-digest modules:
- An introduction to coral reef biology and the threats faced by reefs globally.
- Above water management and how best to plan and protect the reef before getting in the ocean.
- Learning to apply best practices on every dive and reducing your impact on the reef during dives.
Commenting on the new course, JJ Harvey, the director of The Reef-World Foundation, said:
“The Green Fins Diver e-Course enables divers from all backgrounds to become more environmentally aware, understand the main environmental threats posed by scuba diving and be able to minimise those threats. We’re so proud of the results from our 2019 course and we’re excited that we can now also meet demand from recreational divers worldwide who want to reduce their negative impact on the coral reefs they visit.”
The course cost £19/~US$26/~€22 and you can find out more information here.