Here we've created a listing of resources to help you sell and promote sustainable dive travel and sustainable living. If you have any resources you'd like to add, please Contact Us.
Sustainable Business Practices for the Marine Tourism Industry:
Managing Environmental Impacts in the Marine Recreation Sector: A Practical Guide to Good Practice (CORAL)
Managing Environmental Impacts in the Marine Recreation Sector: A Self-Assessment Checklist (CORAL)
A Practical Guide to Good Practice for Marine-Based Tours (Conservation International)
Managing Environmental & Social Issues in the Accommodations Sector: A Practical Guide to Good Practice (CI)
Sustainable Diving Practices:
Good Practices for Turtle Watching
Good Practices for Whale Watching
Marine Wildlife Viewing Guidelines
Carbon Footprint Calculator
American's create a whoppiong 50,000 pounds of carbon a year, that includes emissions from the home, car, air travel and everyday living. At Carbon Fund you can help fight climate change by calculating your footprint, and offsetting it.
GoZero Carbon Calculator
Estimates are that as much as 50% of the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the last 50 years may be due to the loss of millions of acres of forests, farmland and natural landscapes. The Conservation Fund allows you to calculate and reduce your footprint while helping TCF with reforestation and restoration of forestland.
This tool from World Resources Institute allows you to calculate and monitor your carbon emissions progress over time.
This carbon offset organization provide three calculators: DriveNeutral, FlyNeutral and HomeNeutral helping you to reduce your car's carbon footprint. For dive travel clients, you can use their FlyNeutral offset - your clients will receive Fly Neutral luggage tags that show they have offset their trip. Come back to the site for every trip booked.
Sustainable Seafood Choices
Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch offers guidelines for selecting sustainable seafood.
Super Green List
Also check out the latest guide: Monterey Aquarium's Super Green List offers suggestions on seafood that is low in toxins (good for you) and sustainable (good for the ocean).
Seafood Selector/Sushi Guide
Environmental Defense Fund offers printable pocket guides you can take to the grocery store or dining establishment.
Fact about US Seafood to help you make better choices.
Best Fish Guide (NZ)
This comprehensive guide takes into account the state of fish stocks, the amount of seabird, marine mammal and non-target fish bycatch, the damage done to marine habitats and other ecological effects caused by the fishing to decide on it's rating.
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