SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 15, August 2016 - Page 25

With partnerships throughout the dive industry, Blue Certified guides dive shops towards operating at an optimal level in all day-to-day operations and in relation to their biggest stakeholder, the ocean.

At Ocean First Institute, we are a passionate team of scientists, educators, divers, explorers and filmmakers dedicated to creating a path of hope and change to improve the health of our world’s ocean. Jump in at

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, Executive Director of OFI, is passionate about sharing her love of the ocean, the joy of exploration, and the critical importance of science. Contact her at

Deby Stabler is a sustainability consultant for OFI focusing on responsible tourism. Imagine a vacation that improves the destination you are visiting at