Blue View Divers have been active in eco and environmental projects both above and below the waters of Phi Phi Island since it’s opening.
In 2012 Blue View Divers was awarded with the PADI Green Star Award for our conservation and Ecological efforts. We are proud to be the only Dive Centre on Koh Phi Phi with the PADI Green Star Award!
Our daily dive trips include a lunch break on one of the beautiful tropical beaches of Koh Phi Phi Ley. Unfortunately some of these beaches are littered with rubbish and debris carried in by the tides or discarded by careless tourists. Blue View Divers also conduct regular beach cleanups on Phi Phi Don which our customers are more than welcome to participate in. Help us Keep Phi Phi Beautiful! Read our blog
In 2013 Blue View Divers became Koh Phi Phi first Shark Guardian Centre. We try to raise money and awareness about the decline of our shark population around the world.
Since Blue View Divers has open we have always been proactive in offering free SCUBA diving course to thai locals. We certified a lot of local Thai people over the year many become and working as professional divers. During this time most of the Thai interns we taught were always men so this PADI Women’s Day 2016 we offered free try dives from Local Thai Women. From this we hope to get a few new female Thai divers.
We are a active member of the Phi Phi Island Protection and Conservation Team which started in 2015 to try to help protect the coral reefs and marine life around Koh Phi Phi National Marine Park. The local community are determined to help protect these islands and encourage visitors to do the same. Weekly cleanups are being organised and divers are installing mooring buoys and managing activities on the reefs. Visit their Facebook page
To be accepted as a Greenfins member the dive school underwent an assessment to ensure our environmental practices (including dive briefings and dive practices), awareness and participation in coral reef restoration and monitoring, meet with the required standards. Greenfins mission statement and aim is “To protect and conserve coral reefs by establishing and implementing environmentally friendly guidelines to promote a sustainable diving tourism industry. Green Fins Thailand
Project AWARE Foundation is the dive industry’s leading nonprofit environmental organization working in partnership with divers and water enthusiasts to conserve underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. For more information about Project AWARE conservation initiatives visit www.projectaware.org
BVD have adopted the Greenfins ReefWatch, a simple and non-invasive method for surveying and monitoring coral reefs. This technique allows us to collect valuable information as to the reef’s health, including items such as common coral types, visual percentage cover, indicator species, damage and topography, and to track these over time.
Marine biologists and government departments use this data to help answer questions about global coral bleaching and recovery patterns, as well as the overall health and risks to Thailand’s coral reefs. Ask our staff about ReefWatch, if you would like to participate and contribute your data to the marine biologists at PMBC.
Both Greenfins and PADI Project Aware collect data from clean up events and reef surveys to gain a better understanding of the current state of pollution and the environment. Data submitted from the clean up event will be contributed to these organisations. If you feel like learning more please click on their individual links.
Greenfins Thailand aim to protect and conserve coral reefs by establishing and implementing environmentally friendly guidelines to promote a sustainable diving tourism industry. Since being founded in 2004 have been dedicated to protecting the reef’s of Thailand through raising awareness and teaching Reef Watch methods for ongoing monitoring. For more information about Greenfins please visit www.greenfins-thailand.org