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Jakarta Post

Riyanni Djangkaru: Meets her soulmate under the sea

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 11 2013   /  01:44 pm
(JP/Novia D. Rulistia)(JP/Novia D. Rulistia)

(JP/Novia D. Rulistia)As an Aquarian, Riyanni Djangkaru finds her true calling in the sea — drifting across the ocean while preserving the marine world as an expression of gratitude for the pleasure she has received.

“I travel and dive a lot, and I guess along the way, without realizing it, I became a conservationist — it’s like a give-back from me to nature,” she said.

The editor-in-chief of diving magazine Divemag Indonesia said that for the past two years she and the magazine had been actively involved in saving sharks in local and global campaigns.

She said she became interested in helping save the environment because it was her obligation as a human being to contribute something to the environment.

“There have been movements that save turtles or the orangutan, so I looked for something else that had not been touched on often, like sharks. In a...