World Resorts of Distinction (WRD), is proud to announce that certain of its boutique resorts has been awarded a distinguished PADI Green Star Dive Centre Award.
The award visited Toberua Island Resort in Fiji. It’s a distinctive, privately-owned island set on four sandy acres of lush, tropical gardens situated in the center of an exclusive azure lagoon off the east coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levi.
The PADI Green Star Dive Centre Award is granted to PADI dive centres and resorts that demonstrate a dedication to conservation across an array of business functions, including water conservation, energy use, environmentally-friendly transportation practices, usage of sustainable materials, conservation support and leadership of Project AWARE.
WRD Resort Marketing Manager, Narelle Langton, said the award identifies dive businesses that value the environment and so are acting to safeguard it.
“Toberua Island Resort’s equipped PADI dive centre fully, Toberua Divers, took its commitment to ocean conservation and general environmentalism very seriously, so to be recognised with the PADI Green Star Award is really a huge achievement for the whole team,” she said.
“Year is a special one for Toberua this, “ she added. “2018 marks the resort’s 50-year anniversary, and today they reach celebrate this monumental milestone with the recognition to be the fifth recipient in Fiji of the PADI Green Star Award.”
Dive instructor, Dr. Everette Ingram, also commented with respect to the Toberua Divers team: “We have been extremely proud to be recognised with this particular award and become section of this elite band of dive centers catering to market of environmentally-aware divers!”
Dr. Ingram can be an experienced educator, seasoned world traveler and advocate for the underwater world who joined the Toberua family recently with an abundance of cultural and diving knowledge.
He started diving in 1993 and crossed in to the professional realm in 2005. He’s got received several accolades from PADI and reached the best rating of PADI Course Director. He’s got been recognised as a &ldquo also;Silver” Course Director for professional development, year after training over 300 students last.
One of the initial projects Dr. Ingram was associated with at Toberua Island Resort was adopting a dive site and registering it with Project AWARE.
Project AWARE is really a non-profit organisation with 25 years’ experience creating a difference for the underwater world, including initiatives such as for example establishing marine-protected areas, and coping with overfishing, sustainable fishing practices, coral health, endangered species and the issue of marine debris.
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