09 Aug '11, 6pm

Scuba Divers Get Green Certified

A new green standard for the scuba diving industry will promote businesses that protect the ocean. Ocean First Divers, Scuba Schools International and Sustainable Travel International jointly designed new green certification standard specific to the diving industry to protect the world's oceans. Ocean First Divers has been working in earnest for the last five years to shift the paradigm in the dive industry and establish a precedent for accountability and preservation. They've developed a wetsuit reclamation program and carbon calculator for liveaboards, which for the first time, assesses the footprint of these highly desired dive vacations. They've invested over $200,000 in renewable energy retrofits that include solar PV and thermal, high-efficiency boilers, variable speed pool pumps and a heat exchanger. Scuba Schools is a world leader in dive education and Sustainable ...

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