Freediving with Hanli
21 – 24 July
Discover the depths of the ocean:
Explore the limits of your mind and body with Hanli Prinsloo
Description & activities
Freediving with Hanli
21 – 24 July

Dive deep into the Aegean sea this summer, exploring the wilderness and ocean habitats under the surface and strengthening your love for the ocean. Lead by one of Harvest's most popular speakers Hanli Prinsloo, a former freediving champion, and eight-times backstroke world record holder Peter Marshall, you'll be discovering and pushing the limits of your body and mind.

Spread comfortably over four days, this freediving and ocean connection course will give you time to immerse yourself into the art of freediving, while still having time to enjoy all that Kaplankaya has to offer.

Group 1: Teens (12-15 years) - 8 places available
Group 2: Adults & 16+ - 8 places available
What is freediving?
Freediving is an age-old practice of exploring the ocean on one breath. With its roots in subsistence living off the sea, freediving has become a competitive sport with disciplines, competitions and records and moreover, one of the biggest expanding water-sports in the world. In contrast to scuba, freediving is the most natural way of being underwater, enabling you to get more intimate with the ocean, while having the least ecosystem impact. Learning from a good instructor, the art of freediving is simple and a great way to explore your body's aquatic ability and the physiology of the human body underwater with the impressive mammalian dive response we share with whales, dolphins and seals. At I AM WATER Ocean Travel, we teach a conservative slow progression approach where you will explore your limitations and capabilities together with expert instructors.
Hanli & Peter
A passionate freediver and environmental advocate, Hanli Prinsloo has a strong connection with the ocean and its inhabitants. From life threatening moments during competitions to being welcomed into a family of wild humpback whales, Hanli has had transformative experiences in the water. Decades after her first ocean dip, she is teaching people around the world about the beauty and fragility of our blue planet, inspiring them to also connect with the water and the creatures within it.

Eight times world record holder for backstroke swimming, Peter Marshall's relationship with the ocean also extends to lifeguarding, freediving and underwater photography and videography. After 11 years in the USA National Swim Team, Peter began a journey of using his water skills to serve others, leading him to partner with Hanli in their organisation I AM WATER, which aims to raise ocean awareness among different communities around the world.
The program running Wednesday to Saturday includes all the activities below. Some sessions will be divided into groups based on ages (children & adults), while others will be available for the whole family.

  • Breathwork & stretching sessions
  • Yoga sessions
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Shallow water dive
  • Deep water dive
  • Boat trip & snorkel
Ticket only passes are available exclusively to those with arranged accommodation on site, including homeowners, their guests, those renting villas at Kaplankaya and hotel guests who have already organised their stay. Please fill out the enrolment form below with your details and we will be happy to help you complete your booking. If you don't yet have accommodation, please let us know and we will find suitable options for you.
    Teens pass
    Ticket only

    Adult pass
    Ticket only
    Provisional schedule
    20th July
    18:00 - 19:00, Introductory talk by Hanli
    Wednesday 21st July
    08:00 - 09:00, Breathwork session at the Yoga Pavilion

    10:00 - 11:30, Adults intro session with Hanli at Family Beach

    Thursday 22nd July
    08:00 - 09:00, Breathwork session at the Yoga Pavilion

    10:00 - 11:30, Boat deep diving session for adults departing from Main Beach pier

    Friday 23rd July
    08:00 - 09:00, Yoga & lung stretching at the Yoga Pavilion

    10:30 - 14:30, Snorkel adventure by boat departing from Main Beach pier
    Saturday 24th July
    08:00 - 09:30, Boat deep diving session for adults departing from Main Beach pier

    09:30 - 10:30, debrief & sharing session with Hanli
    Summer 2021 Enrolment
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