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Yvonne Press

Yvonne Press

Yvonne Press has worked as a dive professional since 2010, and is now a technical instructor trainer and CCR instructor based in Indonesia. Initially guiding and teaching full time in Scotland, after four years she moved to warmer waters including the Red Sea, Thailand and Indonesia, where she has been based since 2014. The discovery of untouched WWII wrecks lying in 40 to 60 meters off Scotland's east coast started Yvonne's journey into technical diving, and she became a TDI and PADI TecRec instructor in 2015. In 2016, Yvonne became southeast Asia's first female TDI instructor trainer. She now teaches from a variety of locations in Indonesia and recently established her own centre in Bali, Dark Horizon Diving.

Stories by Yvonne
technical diving
Tec Diving

The ABCs of Technical Diving: X through Z

In the last installment of our tech-diving ABCs series, we’re looking at the letters X, Y and Z, starting with X-over (crossovers) and finishing with Z-knives.

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A diver conducts a valve drill (photo credit Nathan Wong)
Tec Diving Training

The ABCs of Technical Diving: U through W

We’re nearing the end of our tech-diving ABCs series with the letters U through W: U for understanding your limits and W for wetsuits vs. drysuits.

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Rebreather Diving
In the Water Tec Diving Training

The ABCs of Technical Diving: Q through T

Here’s the next in our series on the ABCs of technical diving, starting with Q for questions and ending with T for turn pressure.

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technical diving
In the Water Tec Diving Training

The ABCs of Technical Diving: M through P

We’re continuing our series on the ABCs of technical diving with M through P, starting with M for M-value and ending with P for preparation.

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New stuff
Paralenz

Every Dive Counts: Paralenz Launches New Brand and Mission

Every Dive Counts: Paralenz launches new brand and mission
by Press Release
Pacific Northwest diving

Pacific Northwest Diving

If you’re properly outfitted with a cozy drysuit, Pacific Northwest diving is hard to beat. Here are some of our favorite sites in Washington State.
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
scuba instructor

Training Fundamentals: Becoming a Better Scuba Instructor

Becoming a better scuba instructor is an ongoing process. What makes a good instructor and how do you improve?
by Marcus Knight
Boonsung wreck

Diving the Boonsung Wreck: The Fish Soup of Khao Lak

There’s nothing more magical than descending a buoy line and seeing a structure materialize out of the blue. The Boonsung wreck offers that very experience.
by Torben Lonne