SA Freediving champion and AIDA Freediving Instructor, Hanli Prinsloo, completed the first freediving courses ever held in the Aliwal Shoal MPA. The goal of the courses was to certify all of the Blue Wilderness staff at Shark Park in the realm of Freediving. The training was invaluable and although the staff are all very competent in the water this helped focus the basic skills set. All achieved personal bests in the pool and open ocean environment: for example one staff member completed 100m breathold fin swim in the pool, 30m open ocean freedive and 4 minute static breathold. Looking after clients is our primary goal and with this ability now formalised in the AIDA structure it should give clients a lot of confidence, going forward, that we can look after them.
Hanli will be running more courses with us in the future and there is no doubt that this aspect will continue to grow for us and offer clients many hours of pleasure whilst swimming with the sharks at depth and without cumbersome SCUBA gear.