Hanli Prinsloo is one of the world's best freedivers and most passionate ocean advocates. Hailing from South Africa, she holds 11 South African freediving records with over a decade of competitive freediving experience, was the first South African to hold all six free diving records simultaneously and is a speaker, writer and a leading conservationist. Prinsloo has taught freediving to over 500 individuals as a world-class instructor and coach with an unbridled love for sharing the ocean with others. She is the founder of the I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust. She was one of the 2014 Young Global Leaders under the World Economic Forum, can hold her breath up to an impressive six minutes and has recently opened a photo exhibition at The Haven in collaboration with Jacada.
'The Last Wilderness' photo exhibition showcases a wide array of underwater photography depicting Prinsloo interacting with marine life in some of the world's most pristine oceans, captured by underwater photographer Peter Marshall on one breath. During his career as a swimmer, Peter claimed two world titles, eight world records and enjoyed 11 consecutive years on the US National Team, before turning his talents to coaching freediving and pioneering the social entrepreneurship model of I AM WATER Ocean Travel. Ahead of the opening of their photo exhibition, Prinsloo sat down with Jacada to discuss her life as a freediver, the importance of ocean conservation and the idyllic pleasures of swimming freely with some of the ocean's most exciting and iconic marine life.