WHVS Standards Training

Thank you for visiting this site to learn more about Hawai‘i’s coral reefs and the West Hawaii Voluntary Standards! While we always prefer to conduct trainings and education in person, we realize there are time constraints with individuals and businesses, so we wanted to provide a simple and convenient way for you to complete this training. Please watch videos #1-3 below, and any others that apply to your particular business. If you have any questions, please contact CORAL’s Hawaii Field Manager Liz Foote at Lfoote@coral.org.

Please complete this short survey after watching the videos, so we can credit your company appropriately.

Your feedback is valuable to us, and will help us improve our training and provide you with new resources and tools to assist you in implementing and evaluating the West Hawaii Voluntary Standards for Marine Tourism. For more background on the standards, and to download the documents themselves, please visit www.WestHawaiiMarineTourism.org.

Everyone, please watch videos #1-3

Video #1: An overview of CORAL’s program, and basic coral reef ecology, including the threats faced by coral reefs.

Video #2: An overview of the West Hawaii Voluntary Standards, including standards that apply to all marine tourism areas.

Video #3: Voluntary Standards and Rules & Regulations pertaining to marine
mammals in Hawai‘i’s waters

If you are using CORAL’s environmental pledge
and/or interpretive flip chart, please watch video #4

Video #4: A demonstration on how to give a 5 minute briefing using CORAL’s environmental pledge for divers and snorkelers, and the interpretive flip chart on coral reefs.

Please watch the following videos if they apply to your business’ activities

Video #5: SCUBA Diving & Snorkeling

Video #6: Manta Ray Night Dive and Snorkel

Video #7: General Boating

Video #8: Surf Schools

Video #9: Kayaking