To help dive operators and dive resorts, Blue Certified simplifies sustainability.  


The program enables businesses to learn best practices, build action plans for implementation, download data tracking templates, and customize management plans, while monitoring progress over time.  Becoming Blue Certified provides your customers with the assurance that your operation is on the path toward sustainability and has met globally recognized criteria.


Travelers are looking for fun, quality, and authentic experiences—each one of our practices helps you develop and demonstrate what it really means to be a sustainable business.

Tourism is a booming industry and it has the power to create positive change on a global scale if done correctly. Tourism is making a genuine difference in the lives of millions of people. As one of the world’s leading employment sectors, tourism provides important livelihood opportunities, helping to alleviate poverty and drive inclusive and sustainable development. Blue Certified helps link customers interested in sustainability with sustainable dive shops—imagine a vacation that actually improves the destination.

Deep Dive - Sustainability Tips and Insights

Gain insights on about how to apply sustainability to your business with this helpful list of articles and websites. 

Ocean First Institute

We educate and empower people to understand the ocean is our life support system no matter where they live, and that we need a healthy ocean to have a healthy planet. 


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PORTAL to Blue Certified Tools

The program runs through an online system where dive centers login and self-evaluate their business practices against the standards. 

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