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Latest news from and for Members

 

Good Intention but Harmful Effect

Kriapat Chaleechai, the 3rd year student of Faculty of Tourism Business, Suan Dusit Rajaphat College, Hua Hin campus, who is one of the Green Fins members, shared his experience during his internship at Barracuda Diving, one of the diving companies in Surin Marine National Park.  More »

Poor “Hin Phra Nang” By Ruharn Maneewattana www.divinggang.com

Even though I have been Scuba diving for several years, but I still get excited every time I have a chance to dive just like a kid with a new toy. Regardless of the boring diving sites like Pattaya and Sattahip, I still feel that diving at the same boring place is not always a boring thing because the environment changes all the time. If you don’t believe me, you can try diving at the same place for a few times and ask yourself whether you can find the same coral reef that you saw last time or not. My fun starts again at the familiar diving site when friends from Ramkamhaeng University Marine Biological Diversity Research group asked me to join their diving trip in Pattaya last week. That was when I had a chance to know “Hin Phra Nang” for the first time.  More »

Blue View Divers will be coordinating a three day event for International Cleanup Day 2009

Blue View Divers will be coordinating a three day event for International Cleanup Day 2009, sponsored by PADI, SSI, Greenfins, Aquamaster and the Tourist Police as well as other local businesses on Koh Phi Phi between the 19th and 21st of September.  More »

TIM class of Mahidol University International College set up an activity to support the Green Fins

On May 19th and 21st 2009, a group of students from a Consumer Behavior for TIM class of Mahidol University International College set up an activity to support the Green Fins Project of Green Fins Association. We got 6,000baht from donation and selling food and souvenirs of Green Fins Association.   More »

International Coastal Clean-up 2009

On the early morning of September 26th, everyone was up and ready at the Marine Educational and Research center, Had Chao Mai Marine National Park in Trang Province for the International Coastal Clean-up Day 2009 which happens on the 3rd week of September every year.  More »

INTERNATIONAL CLEAN-UP DAY - SEPTEMBER 2009 Volunteers Join to Keep Kantiang Bay Beautiful & Plasti

Did you know that over 6 million tons of debris enter the oceans and sea each year causing harm to the underwater environment and wildlife? Over 80% of all marine debris is plastic - itís estimated that 1 million plastic bags are used every single minute around the world. In Thailand alone, plastic bags make up 15% of all waste with a staggering 18,000 tons of used plastic bags being disposed of every day.  More »

International Cleanup Day 19th and 20th of September 2009

Blue View Divers of Koh Phi Phi, Thailand coordinated a two day event for Project Aware International Clean Up Day, this September. Working alongside Scuba Schools International, Project Aware and many of the local businesses in Koh Phi Phi, we organized both beach and underwater cleanups for the event.   More »

Blue View Divers Clean Up

Blue View Divers, Koh Phi Phi, organized and arranged 3 days of activities for International Clean up Day 2008 (19th September- 21st September) in association with Project AWARE, SSI and Green Fins Thailand, collecting just over 645kgs of debris from our beaches and dive sites. Getting involved were 60 children and 12 staff from the Phi Phi Island Village School, 58 volunteers for the beach cleanup and 9 divers. Well Done everybody.  More »

Sea Bees Clean Up

On the latest International Coastal Cleanup Day we had 32 guests in all, both our own customers and those who joined us from other dive companies around Phuket. Everyone met at The Anchor Inn (the Sea Bees restaurant next to the dive shop), and at 9.10 am we left for Chalong Pier where, once onboard, a final equipment check took place before MV Excalibur II set off for Koh Mai Thon.  More »

Splash for Trash, Phuket Underwater Clean Up 2008

On Saturday, 20 September, more than one hundred divers under the umbrella of Project AWARE on board the dive boats of Dive Asia, Sea Fun Divers, Scandinavian Scuba Doo and South Siam Divers, together with divers and staff of the Phuket Marine Biological Center joined forces with 500,000 volunteers in more than 100 countries in the world's largest shoreline and underwater clean-up event.  More »

Blue Planet Divers Beach Clean up event

On the 13th of September, Blue Planet divers organised a fantastic beach cleanup event that saw the removal of 1060kg from Klong Dao beach. Over 170 people turned up to help out with 6 organised groups cleaning the beach. Read on to see how 171 kg of flip flops were collected from the beach! Green Fins are very proud of Blue Planet Divers for all their help. Click on the PDF link to read Mellisa Bunyan?s story with pictures from the day.  More »

Kon Tiki in Krabi holds a Project AWARE kids programme for 130 children

Kon Tiki in Krabi holds a Project AWARE kids programme for 130 children. Organized primarily by Kontiki - one of the most prominent diving operators in Krabi and Koh Lanta - the Project AWARE Kids Program mission was to educate the local children about water resources, sharks, turtles and seahorses, and the desperate need to conserve them. Click on the link to read more.  More »

Easy Divers in Koh Samui take part in Underwater Cleanup for DED

On the 19th of April 35 people participated in a very successful underwater cleanup at the Angthong National Park. The secluded bay of Koh Wao was removed of debris and litter all in aid of Dive into Earth day and raise awareness of IYOR 2008. A total of 250kg of rubbish was collected and all that took part had a fun and rewarding day. Click on the link to read more.   More »

Latest Adopt a Reef - Staghorn Reef by Sea Bees (12th April 2008)

The two Phuket Green Fins Coordinators were invited aboard the Excalibur 2 for an assessment and to launch the adoption of the popular dive site, Staghorn Reef at Racha Yai. Sea Bees are now committed to doing regular Reef Watch surveys to help monitor the health of this reef and to keep a general look out for any destructive activities.  More »

The first Cape Panwa beach clean up was a great succes and a fun day!

On Saturday the 23rd of February 59 people showed up to clean Cape Panwa beach in Ao Tang Khen. It took about 4 hours to collect the 104 bags with a total weight of 1210 Kg of plastic, glass and polysterene. It was a great day enjoyed by all. Click on the right to read more.  More »

Coral are now like plants: Cuttings can be grown in a nursery, then transplanted elsewhere.

Transplanting corals is exactly what conservation-minded people will be doing at Phi Phi Lae on December 3 as part of the celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of His Majesty the King.  More »

Clean up report 15 Sep 2007

This is the summary report of our beach cleanup event at Lanta Islands on 15 September 2007. At first, it seemed the weather wouldn't be on our side, but it turned out to be better than that.  More »

Let's clean-up the reefs and beach to welcome "International Year of the Reef 2008"

The 17th Patong Bay clean-up event will be held on 1st November 2007. This is an annual event in which all kinds of people ? students, locals, divers and tourists can join together to clean-up the beach and coral reefs at Patong, Phuket Island. Divers who wish to join the event should inform the organizer ? Marine and Coastal Resources Conservation Center (Tel. 076 - 393567) or send an e-mail to Green Fins in order to arrange a diving team and equipment for the boat. Scuba tank, weight belt, weights and lunch pack will be provided free of charge. Own Dive equipment will be required.  More »

Project AWARE kids in action in Krabi, Thailand

On 9th September 2007 nearly 100 children and teachers from schools in Ao Nang, Krabi, as well as the local authorities took part in this year International Clean Up Day. It was the 2nd year in a row Kon-Tiki Krabi Diving & Snorkeling Center had arranged the event. But this year was quite different, last years focus was on cleaning up the beaches and water in and around Ao Nang  More »

International Clean Up Day 2007 at Raja Yai

Celebrating International Clean Up day 2007, Green fins members in Phuket organised an underwater clean up at Raja Noi Island. The event was organised by Mr Juregen Schenker from Dive Asia along with Sea Fun Dives and Scandinavian Scooba Doo from Kata Beach.  More »

International Coastal Clean-up at Ao Nam Mao

Sprightly school kids skipped and cavorted down Baan Ao Nam Mao beach early one Saturday morning, but instead of the usual splashing in the sea and sandcastle-building, they rummaged around collecting all sorts of trash and debris as part of the world?s largest single-day volunteer effort to clean up the beaches and waterways.  More »

Bon Island Reef clean-up report

On August 16th and 31st our eco attention was driven to Bon Island's Reef as we planned and organized the Reef clean-up. The second attempt was necessary since the water visibility of the first attempt prevented all the snorkelers with the possibility of seeing anything.  More »