Formed in 2010 by the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide), with a start-up grant by the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), the Green Diver Initiative (GDI) is a community of individuals dedicated to conserving and preserving our ocean planet.
GDI is a grass-roots 501 (c) (3) organization fueled by NAUI Worldwide members and friends. Although divers are important to our community, we are open to everyone. Members may be environmental activists, scientist, beach-goers or boaters, all sharing a common and genuine concern for the vitality of the marine environment.
We pride ourselves on giving back to our donors and members by providing grants and sponsorships for projects related to the preservation and conservation of our oceans and waterways. A vibrant and clean environment is vital for the long-term sustainability of the diving industry.