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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 ABCDs of Technical Diving

The foundational ABCDs of technical diving — Awareness, Buoyancy control, Communications and Discipline — are vitally important on every dive.

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Solo Diving
Tec Diving Training

Do Solo Diving and Technical Diving Mix?

Mention solo diving to any group of divers and you’ll get a strong reaction. But what about solo diving and technical diving — do they ever mix? And if so, how do you stay safe?

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Health New to Scuba Training

How Often Should You Scuba Dive?

If you’ve caught the diving bug, you likely want to get in the water every day. But if that isn’t an option, how often should you scuba dive to keep your skills fresh?

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Communicating While Technical Diving
New to Scuba Training

Communicating While Technical Diving

Hand signals are an integral part of any diver’s skill set but communicating while technical diving can be a bit more intense. Here are a few tools for recreational divers to borrow.

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New stuff
Common Dolphin Species

Five Common Dolphin Species

Dolphins are among everyone’s favorite marine animals, living in all the world’s oceans. Here are five of the most common dolphin species
by Hélène Reynaud
Technical Diving

The ABCDs of Technical Diving

The foundational ABCDs of technical diving — Awareness, Buoyancy control, Communications and Discipline — are vitally important on every dive.
by Yvonne Press
Sea Star

Marine Species: Sea Star

It’s always exciting to find one while beach combing, but the question often arises: what’s the difference between a starfish and a sea star?
by Guest Author
Solo Diving

Do Solo Diving and Technical Diving Mix?

Mention solo diving to any group of divers and you’ll get a strong reaction. But what about solo diving and technical diving — do they ever mix? And if so, how do you stay safe?
by Yvonne Press