American Airways Inflight Mag                                         by Jessica Haas July 2017 'FREEDIVING IS THE NEW  YOGA... you take one big breath of air, kick slowly and dive into another world... '           

American Airways Inflight Mag                                         by Jessica Haas

July 2017

'FREEDIVING IS THE NEW  YOGA... you take one big breath of air, kick slowly and dive into another world... '   

 

 

 

 

Financial Times / How To Spend It                                    by Charlotte Tottenham

July 2017

'Aspiring underwater explorers can expect whale sharks, sea lions and schools of jack fish by day – and nights spent at a rustic beachside hacienda on the outskirts of the national park. Forty per cent of proceeds will go to the nonprofit, which focuses on raising awareness and campaigning, but also training, including teaching schoolchildren to swim in Mozambique...'

Read the whole piece here.

 

Eurowings Inflight Magazine / Cover story                      by Reinhard Keck

July 2017

'It was at the freediving world championship in 2011. I'd trained so hard. I'd taken six weeks out of my other work and lived in Dahab, Egypt, just training in the Red Sea. At the event in Greece I suddenly felt I was in the wrong place. I said to myself: Why did I need to try to be better than all these other divers? I was hanging there on the rope, getting ready for my dive, just looking down thinking: I don’t need to do this anymore. Now I am diving with the most beautiful animals and my mission is conserving them...'

Breathe Magazine / Defenders of the Deep                     by Lauren Jarvis  June 2017 I’ve had so many awe-inspiring encounters in the ocean, and each one has its own magic, from the floating grace of a giant manta ray, to the quiet beauty of a whale shark, or playful dolphins, circling around me,” smiles Hanli. “But the stand-out encounter was with a young sperm whale who broke away from his large pod to play. We dived down together, eye to eye, a special dance of fins and flukes, before heading back up to breathe and down again for more...

Breathe Magazine / Defenders of the Deep                     by Lauren Jarvis 

June 2017

I’ve had so many awe-inspiring encounters in the ocean, and each one has its own magic, from the floating grace of a giant manta ray, to the quiet beauty of a whale shark, or playful dolphins, circling around me,” smiles Hanli. “But the stand-out encounter was with a young sperm whale who broke away from his large pod to play. We dived down together, eye to eye, a special dance of fins and flukes, before heading back up to breathe and down again for more...

The Telegraph UK / My Big Blue Adventure                         by Michelle Jana Chan

August 26, 2016

“In your own time, when you are ready,” Hanli said. I took a big gulp, inverted my body and headed down, down, down. At the surface the sea was choppy, but underwater, as I focused on the swaying rope, it felt supremely still and quiet. Perhaps this is what it feels like for dolphins as they leap into the roar of the air, then splash back down into the silence of the sea.                    

Read the whole article here on the The Telegraph UK.

 

Avaunt Magazine / Adventure in the 21st Century          in collaboration with Steppes Travel

September 6, 2016

'For me, adventure is synonymous with nature because that’s where we get to be wild and playful outside of urban constraints, away from the devices and everything that tames us...'

 

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Condé Nast Traveller / The World's Best Travellers        by Harriet Compston January 2017 Prinsloo tries to spend three months a year at home in Cape Town, not too far from her favourite diving spot: among the bottlenose dolphins, manta ray and turtles of southern Mozambique. Her post-dive tipple is a glass of Tipo Tinto rum at sunset bar Come & See. She always packs her yoga mat, a wide-brimmed hat, and coconut and vanilla oils to mix as a moisturiser. Read the whole article here on Condé Nast Traveller.

Condé Nast Traveller / The World's Best Travellers        by Harriet Compston

January 2017

Prinsloo tries to spend three months a year at home in Cape Town, not too far from her favourite diving spot: among the bottlenose dolphins, manta ray and turtles of southern Mozambique. Her post-dive tipple is a glass of Tipo Tinto rum at sunset bar Come & See. She always packs her yoga mat, a wide-brimmed hat, and coconut and vanilla oils to mix as a moisturiser.

Read the whole article here on Condé Nast Traveller.

The Guardian /  Photo of the Day                                       in collaboration with Steppes Travel

September 10, 2016

Freediver and ocean conservationist Hanli Prinsloo will be among the speakers at Steppes Travel Beyond, a two-day festival at the Royal Geographical Society on 17 and 18 September. Taking the theme of adventure, the event will hear from conservationists, wildlife experts and explorers.

 

 

 

The Financial Times / Silence of the Deep                        by Ian Belcher with Steppes Travel

April 16, 2016

'It's the silence that is most startling. In dark blue Indian Ocean, raked by shafts of subtropical sunlight, I'm swimming alongside a cluster of at least 20 joyfully cavorting dolphins. They dip, rise, shimmy, twist and circle around me, but not a single sound disturbs the peace...'

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Forbes Woman Africa / The Blue Economy                         by Jay Caboz

August 12, 2016

"FORBES WOMAN AFRICA highlights the South African
entrepreneurs who have made the sea their business, their life. The stories of grit are many. Freediving champion Hanli Prinsloo speaks of the burgeoning business of sea tourism... 'As we move more toward an urbanized world that is technology-driven, nature
experiences have become so much harder to find in true
wilderness. The ocean is our last true blue wilderness'  (says I AM WATER co-founder Hanli Prinsloo.)”

Read the whole article here.

Condé Nast Traveller/ Word of Mouth                              by Ianthe Butt & Fiona Kerr

July / August Issue

"Our predictions for the freshest travel finds this year."

' Ahead of the curve devotees are now ditching the gear. In line with other stripped back sports such as parkour in which urban landscapes become gymnastic playgrounds, and free-climbing, where bulky equipment is eschewed, free-diving is all about connecting with the water as naturally as possible.'

Read the whole article here or in Condé Nast Traveller.

The Telegraph Travel / Great Guides Q & A with Hanli    by Trisha Andres with Steppes Travel May 19,  2016 "Where is your favourite dive spot?" 'The kelp forests around Cape Town and the peninsula. There is so much life to see, from seals and sevengill sharks to penguins and small sharks. For blue water, Mozambique is my favourite. Nothing quite beats marvelling at playful dolphins in warm water.' Read the whole article here on The Telegraph Travel.

The Telegraph Travel / Great Guides Q & A with Hanli    by Trisha Andres with Steppes Travel

May 19,  2016

"Where is your favourite dive spot?"

'The kelp forests around Cape Town and the peninsula. There is so much life to see, from seals and sevengill sharks to penguins and small sharks. For blue water, Mozambique is my favourite. Nothing quite beats marvelling at playful dolphins in warm water.'

Read the whole article here on The Telegraph Travel.

The Telegraph Lifestyle / Wellbeing & Fitness                  by Olivia Ovenden with Steppes Travel February 19, 2016 'You begin by thinking relaxing thoughts, then take one deep breath that is split into three sections. To do this, you push out your stomach so your diaphragm expands, then breathe deeply into your chest until it fills up to your shoulders. When you dive into the water the key is to move in a sloth-like way, rather than rushing and exhausting yourself.' Read article here on the The Telegraph Lifestyle.

The Telegraph Lifestyle / Wellbeing & Fitness                  by Olivia Ovenden with Steppes Travel

February 19, 2016

'You begin by thinking relaxing thoughts, then take one deep breath that is split into three sections. To do this, you push out your stomach so your diaphragm expands, then breathe deeply into your chest until it fills up to your shoulders. When you dive into the water the key is to move in a sloth-like way, rather than rushing and exhausting yourself.'

Read article here on the The Telegraph Lifestyle.

The Telegraph UK / The World's Quirkiest Tours lists Freediving with Dolphins in Top 10 with Steppes Travel February 4, 2016 'A holiday that combines Vinyasa yoga with swimming with dolphins and freediving? That’s what Steppes Travel proposes with their new 10-day Freediving, Yoga and Dolphins itinerary which visits Mozambique, where you will learn the basics of freediving under the expert tutelage of freedive record holder Hanli Prinsloo. This will be followed by a spot of swimming with dolphins in the Ponta D’Ouro coast before returning ashore to practice Vinyasa yoga. Each day begins with a yoga session to prepare you for the day’s activities.'' Read the whole article here on the The Telegraph UK.

The Telegraph UK / The World's Quirkiest Tours lists Freediving with Dolphins in Top 10 with Steppes Travel

February 4, 2016

'A holiday that combines Vinyasa yoga with swimming with dolphins and freediving? That’s what Steppes Travel proposes with their new 10-day Freediving, Yoga and Dolphins itinerary which visits Mozambique, where you will learn the basics of freediving under the expert tutelage of freedive record holder Hanli Prinsloo. This will be followed by a spot of swimming with dolphins in the Ponta D’Ouro coast before returning ashore to practice Vinyasa yoga. Each day begins with a yoga session to prepare you for the day’s activities.''

Read the whole article here on the The Telegraph UK.