Hanli Prinsloo

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, I AM WATER Ocean Conservation

Hanli Prinsloo is a multiple South African freediving record holder and Founder/ CEO of I AM WATER Ocean Conservation. Growing up on a horse farm in rural South Africa her love of nature and the need of wilderness experiences were instilled at an early age.
With a background in social political documentary filmmaking, Hanli has travelled the world seeking and telling stories of transformation, hope and inspiration. Focusing on her sport Hanli excelled at competitive freediving and is a sought-after coach. At present her energy is channelled into ocean conservation through human experience, reconnecting people with nature through the innovative I AM WATER ocean workshops offered to underserved coastal communities globally. She is also the co-founder of acclaimed luxury adventure travel company I AM WATER Ocean Travel offering bespoke ocean adventures for paying clients as sustainable fundraising and continued advocacy. Her personal quest being freediving with marine megafauna has resulted in numerous exhibitions, films and articles about the human/animal connection, she is also an acclaimed inspirational speaker.

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