HANLI PRINSLOo CO-FOUNDER

SALES & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Born in Johannesburg (South Africa),  Hanli studied acting and filmmaking in Gothenburg, Sweden.

She is an inspired, passionate freediver, holding multiple South African records. Her decade-long competitive freediving career enabled her to travel to and get to know the world’s finest dive locations.

Having taught her beloved sport to over 500 individuals, Hanli is a world-class instructor with an unbridled love for sharing the ocean with others.

Growing up on a horse farm in rural South Africa her love of nature and the human need for wilderness were instilled at an early age. Her passion for the marine ecosystem eventually led her to found the nonprofit I AM WATER Ocean Conservation in 2010, promoting ocean conservation through human experience and reconnecting people with nature.

 

She slowly banks right, swoops like the most elegant bird imaginable and comes in right under me. Her heavily lided eye the size of a golf ball settles on me and we dance. My arms out, her wings stroking water as she glides alongside. Photographer: Peter Marshal/ I AM WATER

She slowly banks right, swoops like the most elegant bird imaginable and comes in right under me. Her heavily lided eye the size of a golf ball settles on me and we dance. My arms out, her wings stroking water as she glides alongside.

Photographer: Peter Marshal/ I AM WATER