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Blue Heaven Beaches

White Flag Concept & Prestige

White Flag Concept & Prestige

Blue Heaven Beach award is a concept developed by the WhiteFlag International which represents the world's most prestigious and beautiful beaches with the official White Flag certification. These beaches are not only chosen because of their geographical positioning and beauty, but because they are physically cleaned from all the plastic and marine debris, and maintained by divers. They...

...represent the planet's most unique natural wonders and dreams for people that seek to visit these places to find peace and harmony. Through history, the beaches have always had a special significant meaning influencing the people and their wellbeing, life quality and inspiration. Awarded Blue Heaven Beaches brought to you by WhiteFlag International will find and map these destinations for you and keep them protected and preserved for the next generations. Enjoy a piece of Heaven on Earth!

Plastic-free beaches and seabeds

Plastic-free beaches and seabeds

Before being awarded, Blue Heaven Beaches are physically cleaned by official WhiteFlag International divers from plastic and other marine debris. This is a part of White Flag procedure and certification program for maintaining the marine area and seabed to remain physically clean. Due to ocean currents carrying plastic, and visitors who leave plastic behind, there can always be found some...

...plastic on the beach or seabed even it has been systematically cleaned. The biggest number of plastic and marine debris is lawny smoosh located on the sea bottom where it is not easy to catch with the human eye and this is WhiteFlag International's specialty - to remove that type of marine debris from beneath. Plastic and marine debris are being removed from the surface of the beach by WhiteFlag International's official local NGO partner.

Operational Certification

Operational Certification

Operational certification represents the organization of the diving operations where divers with scuba equipment physically clean the seabed from small and big pieces of plastic and marine debris. These operations can take from a few days up to a few weeks in order to fulfill WhiteFlag International high standards and requirements. Some of the local natural surroundings that can play a big...

...role are: the composition of the seabed, currents, visibility, weather and sea conditions, access to logistics, and transport.

Maintenance and Quality Control

Maintenance and Quality Control

Awarded Blue Heaven Beaches are maintained clean throughout the whole year. This is being done manually through a diving inspection from White Flag officials and divers that use three methods for control and surveillance:
(1) manual visual eye inspection,
(2) photography and video,
(3) reports from the public that visit the beach. All beaches have White Flag standard...

...OCEPS info-boards installed at the site (OCEPS - Ocean Communication, Education and Promotion System.)
More details available on www.whiteflagint.com

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