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This May, Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet launched “Dive Green,” a sustainably promise that identifies potential environmental impacts and addresses strategies to ultimately minimize their footprint. Details are as follows:

The ocean is a fragile ecosystem which is increasingly threatened by a multitude of factors. Explorer Ventures understands that as a global dive business, and divers on the front line of defense, they have an obligation and a responsibility to act as stewards of the environment, so that future generations will be able to enjoy and experience the oceans as we do now.

Dive Green, first conceived in 2007, addresses seven core sustainability pledges which aim to put Explorer Ventures’ beliefs into action. In addition, it covers a variety of operational policies including:
  • Plastics and Waste Management
  • Sunscreens and Reef Safe Products
  • Diver and Snorkeler Behavior
  • Public Awareness and Education Campaigns
  • Collaboration with Research and Conservation Initiatives
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)'s Green Fins Code of Conduct
Launching Dive Green is one way to act as stewards, and inclusion of a symbiotic partnership with The Reef-World Foundation is the other. By assisting The Reef-World Foundation in establishing global liveaboard protocols, Explorer Ventures is better able to advance sustainable diving practices in their own fleet and expand these necessary changes worldwide.


Chloe Harvey, Director of Reef-World, says: "Having companies such as Explorer Ventures leading the way in improving sustainable dive practices, and educating people on how to reduce their impact on the reef, is vital for the future health of our oceans. As divers, we can work together to protect fragile marine ecosystems from human threats. By implementing its "Dive Green" environmental policy, and adopting the Green Fins Code of Conduct, Explorer Ventures is demonstrating the type of thorough, considered and evidence-based approach that is needed to minimize a company's environmental impact on coral reefs. Together with Explorer Ventures, we can inspire and empower people to act in conserving coral reefs and keeping our ocean healthy for future generations. We hope to see other liveaboard and diving operators following Explorer Ventures' lead."
The Dive Green program is expected to continually evolve and be adapted as Explorer Ventures expands their global efforts, knowledge base, and collaboration with Green Fins and The Reef-World Foundation. Currently, it is operating in their Caribbean destinations only, however it is their hope to expand to the entire international fleet in the near future.
You can learn more about Dive Green here.

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