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Waves for Change peer coaches go freediving with Hanli Prinsloo, SA Champ and World Record Holder

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Waves for Change peer coaches go freediving with Hanli Prinsloo, SA Champ and World Record Holder

Peer leaders from the Waves for Change programme, an HIV educational programme based in Cape Town, went freediving with Women's World Record Holder and SA champ Hanli Prinsloo.

On the 5th and 6th of November, peer leaders from the Waves for Change programme in Cape Town went freediving with seals and a visiting pod of dusky dolphins off Seal Island in Cape Town.

Seal Island

Seal Island is home to a large colony of Cape Fur seals and sits in the lee of the famous big wave break of Dungeons. On the day, large 12 foot surf broke on the outside as the 8 peer leaders from the Waves for Change course suited up and took the plunge, coming face to face with the seals before meeting a pod of over 500 inquisitive dusky dophins on the way home.

Waves for change course

The course was held in partnership with Hanli's I Am Water Trust - an ocean conservation trust inspiring conservation though human experience. The peer leaders are selected from the graduates of the Waves for Change course - a 10 session course rooted in surfing which uses integrated learning both in and out of the water to educate young adults about the risks associated with the virus, and how to become spokesperson for a first ever HIV free generation.

For more pictures and information, please see the full blog.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 23:00

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