Gela Petines

Founder Reef Nomads

Gela Petines is the founder of ISDA (Institute of Skin Divers of Ateneo), Reef Nomads Skin Diving Expeditions, and Batang VIP (Verde Island Passage), an organization whose purpose is to empower the fishing community of Isla Verde, Batangas through capacity building for more sustainable livelihood. Gela has a degree in Environmental Science, is a SCUBA diver, and freediver. She has been teaching skin diving or recreational freediving as a means for marine conservation awareness for 10 years.

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