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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 at Two Fish Tech 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 is still based. 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, including Bali and Bunaken, North Sulawesi. Most recently, she has been exploring potential tech diving sites in South Lombok.

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
marbled grouper

Marbled Grouper Spawning in French Polynesia

The yearly marbled grouper spawning in Fakarava, French Polynesia attracts thousands of grey reef sharks.
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
Jill Heinerth

Scuba Diver Life Interviews Author and Explorer Jill Heinerth

“If I die, it will be in the most glorious place nobody has ever seen.” So begins the breathtaking book, Into the Planet part of our personal interview with famed cave diver, Jill Heinerth.
by Beth McCrea
Tamaulipas

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: the Tamaulipas

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we visit the Tamaulipas.
by Guest Author
dive industry

New Brand Partnership Advocates for Stronger Dive Industry Collaboration

A new brand partnership advocates for stronger dive industry collaboration to catalyze exploration, ocean awareness, and inclusivity
by News Release