Hanalie, the current International advisor for Africa to the board of NAUI, is the artistic one. She picked up her first music instrument, the violin, when she was four years old, finished her high school years at the well known Pro-Arte art school in Pretoria. After a stint studying Actuarial Science at Pretoria University, she found herself composing music while not giving attention in her economics class.
She realised that there was no escape from her musical heritage and off she went re-entering the South African music scene.
After a near two decade run as a well known music producer / director, she decided it was time for a change and shifted her focus to include the world of visuals. Through her current company, Audio Visual Production House, Hana provides various audio and visual services to an array of industries.
Her Scuba diving career started in 1998, going on to become a Divemaster in 2001, an Instructor in 2008, an Instructor Trainer in 2014 and a Course Director in 2018. As mentioned she is also the current International advisor for Africa to the board of NAUI. She is passionate about making NAUI a major player in the world and especially Africa.
Her other involvements include being a part time musician in a band, co-organiser of the Sodwana Bay Festival (an Underwater Photography / Music Festival at one of the world’s top 10 dive sites) and STRAB Festival (an Indy rock and blues music festival at the southern most tip of Mozambique), member of BNI.
Her greatest fans are her husband and 5 dogs. Her philosophy is to enjoy life to the fullest and she strongly believes in the law of reciprocity.