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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
tech diving and traveling
In the Water Tec Diving Travel

Tech diving and Traveling

Tech diving requires a significant amount of equipment and financial investment, let alone tech diving and traveling. How do tech divers find a balance when they want to hit the road?

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buying used equipment for technical diving
Gear

Buying Used Equipment for Tech Diving

Acquiring gear can be incredibly costly, but buying used equipment for tech diving is a viable option if you’re well informed. Here’s what you need to know.

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fitness for scuba diving
Health Training

Physical and Mental Fitness for Scuba Diving

During training, all divers learn the importance of physical and mental fitness for scuba diving, but how does that translate to real life when many people dive only once or twice a year on vacation?

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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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New stuff
Great Barrier Reef

Mission Complete: The Great Barrier Reef Survey

Marine biologist and underwater photographer Johnny Gaskell recently explored the Great Barrier Reef in search of the truth on its current condition.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
southern california sea life

A Beginner’s Guide to Southern California Sea Life

Beneath the waves lies a wonderland — Southern California sea life inhabits a magical realm, including forests, canyons and caves. Here are some highlights.
by Frankie Grant
sawfish

Sharks and Rays on the IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List was established to track threatened species. Unfortunately, 28 sharks and rays appear on the list. Here’s the lowdown on 20 of them.
by Juanita Pienaar
Sebastian

Saving Sebastian — A Story With a Happy Ending

Tired of hearing tear-inducing awful news? Check out Sebastian the crab's story — with a happy ending.
by Beth McCrea