Coral Catch Superwomen

Get to know our Coral Catch Superwomen.

Creating more opportunities for Indonesian women in the field of marine conservation while restoring the reefs is a team effort. With pride, we present to you our Coral Catch Superwomen. Together they form the first completely female local coral restoration team in Indonesia.

It takes courage, passion, and dedication to follow your dreams and get off the beaten track to become a Coral Catch Superwoman. We are praising them on a daily basis for being kick-ass role models, and we are sure they will inspire many others to protect the blue heart of our planet. 

And it’s not just us…. Women from all over the world are cheering for them! And sharing their knowledge and recourses with them through masterclasses. And lifting them up when needed. 

Curious who these women are? You can find a complete overview of our Coral Catch ambassadors here.

Coral Catch Scholarship Candidates

Indonesian girls scuba diving and working in coral restoration

Afifa

Favorite Coral
Gorgonian (Seafans)
Role Model
Melati Wijsen (@melatiwijsen). She is a climate justice activist who established @byebyeplasticbags when she was only 17 years old. She created a successful campaign about the threat of plastics and made the film Bigger Than Us. Melati is a truly inspiring woman!
Goal
My goal is literally to create our dream planet. I created @boocinbumi (sayang bumi) where I share how others can work together to recycle plastics and reduce consumption waste. I hope this idea inspires others to keep the earth green & clean.

AULIA

Favorite Coral
Red Brain Coral (Coral Massive)
Role Model
I am inspired by Tasya Karissa, founder, and director of Biorock Indonesia. She is a woman, a mom to three children, and also a successful leader of a big foundation that protects the ocean. I hope in the future, women of Indonesia could still pursue their dream jobs despite having a family.
Goal
My vision is the well-being of the Indonesian people (ultimately coastal communities) and marine life in a harmonious and sustainable manner.
How to start a career in marine conservation

CENNA

Favorite Coral
Xenia (soft coral)
Role Model
My role model is my mom, who dedicated her life as a fulltime wife and mother. She encourages me to try all the things I’ve never done before and reminds me to enjoy all my choices.
Goal
My dream is to encourage others to take care of our ocean for our future.

CYNTHIA

Favorite Coral
Cauliflower Coral (Poccilopora Meandrina)
Role Model
Devy Suradji, Marketing and Service Director of Angkasa Pura Airports. I’m inspired by her because she has a career, she is also a mother and she has a big passion for marine life. Devy empowers more women to make changes and dare to take challenges to be a good woman leader which I think is great!
Goal
To empower and inspire women from all kinds of backgrounds to work together to protect the ocean.

DELYA

Favorite Coral
Foliose coral
Role Model
My role model is my mother because she is a strong and independent woman.
Goal
I want to become a dive instructor and show people the magical underwater world.
Indonesian woman working in scuba diving industry

EVI

Favorite Coral
Venus Sea Fan Coral
Role Model
My mother is my role model. She’s a mom, a teacher, and a woman activist. A loving, strong, and independent woman who’s my best supporter.
Goal
To work on coral restoration and marine debris reduction. To inspire and empower people (especially women and children) to live a more environmentally friendly life and respect mother earth.

KINA

Favorite Coral
Favia
Role Model
All the women who dedicate their time and life to mother earth.
Goal
To be a good role model so I can encourage people to be more aware that we only have one planet to live on. We need to act now before it’s too late! My dream is to see that humans live in an eco way instead of an ego way.
Women working in marine science in Indonesia

LYLY

Favorite Coral
Dendronephthya (Soft Coral)
Role Model
Mother Teresa, who reminds us to have a compassionate heart toward others and always be grateful.
Goal
To inspire others to take part in protecting and conserving our coral reefs and ocean, because our future depends on it.
How to start a career in marine conseration

MARDIA

Favorite Coral
Honeycomb Coral (Diploastrea heliopora)
Role Model
Hamsina Gassing a.k.a my Mom. She is a teacher and mother of six children. She is the reason why I keep challenging myself and reminding me that I always have a home to go back to and family who will support me no matter what.
Goal
I want to be a person who inspires other people to make a positive impact on the environment.
Women working in marine conservation

NATHANIA

Favorite Coral
Table corals (Acropora sp.)
Role Model
My mom, who is willing to sacrifice anything for me. She gives me trust and freedom, and always encourages me to try everything that I love, even though I’m the only child she has.
Goal
I want to make people aware that we live side by side with all the creatures on this planet and that we always should take care of them.

QINTHAN

Favorite Coral
Litophyllon repanda (Famili: Fungiidae, Life form: Coral Mushroom),
Role Model
My role model is Nadine Chandrawinata, an Indonesian actress & environment activist. I love her because she loves nature and adventure. She really loves to explore new things, is brave, kind and heartfelt.
Goal
To protect the ocean so that my (future) children can still enjoy the ocean and see coral reefs.
Indonesian women working in coral restoration in Indonesia

RELIS

Favorite Coral
Acropora
Role Model
My Mom, Susi Pudjiastuti, and Nadine Chandrawinata. They all show and inspire others on what you can do to protect the planet. They are brave women who like to explore the world and are great mothers!
Goal
My dream is to inspire people to have an eco-friendly lifestyle and to support + empower women to have the career of their choice.