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Julia Aveline Rabenjoro

Seed of Hope Founder, Freediver and Rescue Diver


Julia started her diving journey with PADI on her 8th birthday in Sabah, Borneo. Julia went on to obtain her Junior Open Water when she was 10 and her Junior Advanced when she was 12. Julia is now 14 and and has just taken her Junior Rescue Diver course. Julia also started freediving at the end of last year and she is now a certified PADI Basic Freediver. Diving has helped Julia to find her passion in conserving the ocean, which caused her to create the Seed of Hope Facebook page to raise awareness through interviews and to raise funds for ocean causes.


Kuala Lumpur,
I want to inspire other kids/teens to take up scuba diving or freediving in order to bring them closer to the ocean."

Career Highlights

  • Created the Seed of Hope Facebook page
  • Became a Girls That Scuba Ambassador to help represent and advocate for women and younger girls in diving
  • Joined twice (at 10 and 11 yrs old) a week-long turtle tagging program in Mabul - near Sipadan island
  • Invited to join a big 4 months reef clean up collective project, involving different organizations and Sabah Parks

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