Green Fins

Ridurre l’impronta ambientale globale del settore subacqueo, assicurandone la sostenibilità.

Cos’è Green Fins?

Green Fins è un’iniziativa di Reef-World Foundation che protegge e tutela le barriere coralline attraverso linee guida ambientali che promuovono un settore della subacquea e dello snorkeling sostenibile.

In partnership con il programma delle Nazioni Unite per l’ambiente, Reef-World promuove comportamenti sostenibili per la salvaguardia ambientale offrendo soluzioni economiche e pratiche per le sfide ambientali locali e settoriali associate con il turismo marino. Offre assistenza educativa e di sviluppo di capacità per mettere in grado i sostenitori ambientali di implementare soluzioni verificate di gestione delle risorse costiere.

Dal 2018, PADI® ha lavorato in partnership con The Reef World Foundation per realizzare il potenziale della nostra comunità come esempio del modo in cui un settore globale può sostenere con successo le persone, il pianeta ed il profitto.

La nostra visione condivisa è quella di rendere la subacquea e lo snorkeling sostenibile una consuetudine sociale, migliorando – in questo modo – la salute delle barriere coralline nell’oceano in tutto il mondo.



86 Countries

211 Dive Centers

251 Dive Instructors

With PADI's support, Reef-World recently conducted a survey about sustainability in a recovering travel world.

Over 2,400 responses were received from divers, freedivers and snorkelers in over 115 countries. Survey participants offered a broad range of perspectives spanning freedivers and one-time DSD divers through to dive professionals and business owners with over 10 years experience in our industry. Here's what we learnt: 



La Nostra Strategia

Ridurre l’impronta ambientale globale del settore subacqueo, assicurandone la sostenibilità.

Iniziative chiave (1) Incoraggiare gli operatori PADI ad adottare il codice di condotta Green Fins (2) Alzare il livello di comportamento settoriale in modo che gli standard ambientali siano tanto importanti e rispettati quanto quelli di sicurezza.


100% AWARE
Local Action
100% AWARE Certification Donations

PADI Dive Centers, Resorts and Professionals opting in to tax-deductible donations to AWARE with every certification. 

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Global Impact
Achieve Blueprint for Ocean Action

Successful realization of all five conservation goals set out in the PADI AWARE Blueprint for Ocean Action by 2030. 

Eleva i tuoi Standard

Il tuo esempio influenzerà chi ti sta vicino, aprendo la strada ad un futuro dove il genere umano vivrà in equilibrio con l’oceano.



Are you a PADI Dive Center, Resort or Liveaboard? Become a Green Fins Member today.

How Does 100% AWARE Work?

Partners agree to donate on behalf of each student, on a per certification basis, as an individual instructor or dive center. Donations are made on a monthly basis, recommended amounts are based on annual certification numbers. 

When you commit, you’ll be given the option to donate online, automatically recurring each month according to your process tier selected.

When processing through PIC Online, you will be able to select which edition of the AWARE card image you would like, otherwise if you select the standard PADI card the system will default to the latest AWARE card design.

Donations made through the partnership are tax-deductible in support of the PADI AWARE Foundation, ensuring every new certification supports conservation. As an 100% AWARE partner, you are consistently advancing the Blueprint for Ocean Action, supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. 

What can you expect when you become an 100% AWARE Partner?
  • 100% AWARE Exclusive PADI Certification C-Cards. 
  • Integration into new PADI Tools, such as the Conservation Activity Locator.
  • Listed as a 100% AWARE Partner on PADI's dive center locator.
  • Premier access to exclusive PADI AWARE Updates and News. 
  • Simpler, more streamlined donation process.
  • More Updates To Come Soon!
Can I commit to be an 100% AWARE partner if I am not a PADI Dive Center or Resort?

No. 100% AWARE is an exclusive partner giving program available to PADI Professionals, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, designed to contribute to PADI's Blueprint for Ocean Action goals. 

Can I select which version of the PADI AWARE Foundation certification card I would like?

Yes! When processing through PIC online, you can select which edition of the AWARE card you would like. 

A new card design is launched annually featuring imagery from prominent marine photographers. 

What percentage of c-cards are recycled content?

All physical PADI certification cards are currently made from 70% post-consumer recycled plastic. We are working together to get this figure as close to 100% as possible. Physical cards are still essential in remote areas without internet access but we provide and promote e-cards whenever possible. You can see the full PADI AWARE supply chain policy here.

Can I still donate to PADI AWARE if I am not a PADI Dive Center, Resort or Professional?

Yes! Thank you. Please donate to make a single or monthly recurring donation here. We appreciate your support! 

How is funding allocated?

For transparency about how contributions are spent, review our Conservation Strategy which contains our Annual Impact Reports


Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more, please visit PADI Eco Center | PADI