Matava Astrolabe Hideaway was recently awarded the PADI Green Star Award for their sustainable and eco-conscious environmental activities and business practices at their dive resort in Fiji. This is the first award of this kind in the Asia Pacific region.
The PADI Green Star award requires dive operators and resorts to conduct an objective audit of their facility and business practices and assesses performance in water and energy use, transportation, waste management and conservation leadership. The programme helps PADI dive centres and resorts identify practical actions they can take to protect and preserve the environment.
“We hope other dive operations and tourism providers in the Asia Pacific region follow our example and help to protect their local environment and achieve sustainable business practises in a green and clean manner!” said Mr Stuart Gow, one of Matava’s Directors. “We are extremely proud to win this award. We have been lucky to win overseas and global awards for our environmental policy in the past year, but it is especially gratifying to be recognised at home by our colleagues in Fiji.” he continued.
This award reinforces the fact that Matava is one of the world’s top environmentally sensitive resorts.
They are a shining example of how a dive resort can operate while helping to maintain and preserve the local environment at the same time.