Ocean Exploration and Conservation

Featuring Hanli Prinsloo

Watch the Recording Below!

Hanli encourages us to be as passionate about what lies beneath the Earth’s surface as we are above it.

If you think what roams above the Earth’s surface is mind-blowing, you won’t believe what you’ll find below.

Record-holding free diver, conservationist, documentary filmmaker, journalist, and social change advocate Hanli Prinsloo from Cape Town, South Africa has made it her mission to get people to fall in love with the ocean and all its inhabitants.

In a moderated interview with Extraordinary Journeys’ Founder Elizabeth Gordon, Hanli shared her experiences as a diver and activist and how, through the I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust, she is making a positive change in how South Africa, and the world, interacts with its seas.

If you missed it, be sure to watch the replay below!

YouTube Recording of PASSPORTS: Ocean Exploration in South Africa & Beyond, featuring Hanli Prinsloo

About Hanli Prinsloo, Freediver & Ocean Advocate

Hanli is an inspired, passionate freediver and ocean advocate. She grew up on a horse farm outside Johannesburg where she at an early age learnt about the beauty, fragility and importance of wilderness. After studies and a career in documentary filmmaking in Sweden, Hanli decided to focus on her freediving and now holds eleven South African Freediving Records, and has over ten years competitive freediving experience.

She is now following her true passion: ocean conservation. With her background in journalism and documentary filmmaking, Hanli travelled extensively telling stories of conflict, hope, injustice and change from some of the world’s most challenged communities. This led her to found the I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust in South Africa, which combines the two challenges that motivate her: social change and conservation.

Having taught freediving to over 500 individuals, Hanli is a world-class instructor and coach with an unbridled love for sharing the ocean with others. She is also a sought after speaker and coach working with large corporate clients, sports teams and high profile individuals, Hanli has also participated in the prestigious TEDx forum and is one of the 2014 Young Global Leaders under the World Economic Forum.

Learn More about Hanli and the I AM WATER Foundation

Take action on ocean conservation through I AM WATER

After a safari, spend 6 days learning to freedive in Cape Town with Hanli (late 2021 dates to be announced) to experience the magic of interacting with big marine animals.

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