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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
Pre-Dive Stress
New to Scuba Training

Dealing with Pre-Dive Stress

From unfamiliar tasks to diving in a challenging environment, many different factors can cause pre-dive stress. Here’s how to handle it.

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technical diving for girls
New to Scuba Tec Diving Training

Technical Diving for Girls: Revisited

If scuba is an adventure sport, tech diving is the extreme-sport equivalent. We’ve discussed technical diving for girls before, but it’s time to take another look.

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Dive Debriefing
In the Water New to Scuba Resources Training

The Importance of a Dive Debriefing

Don’t underestimate the importance of a dive debriefing — a dive isn’t really over until you’ve talked it through. Here’s what you can learn from a thorough dive debriefing.

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Sidemount diving
Resources Tec Diving Training

Setting Up Your Own Sidemount Diving Rig

Sidemount diving has exploded in popularity over the last few years, among both recreational and technical divers. But the real learning curve starts after you’re certified.

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New stuff
Pride Month

Celebrate National Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month with #PrideInTheOcean

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside teamed up to celebrate Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month through the #PrideInTheOcean campaign.
by Guest Author
search for the Roanoke

The Search for the Roanoke Continues

The search for the Roanoke continues off the coast of Bermuda, this time with the help of Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau.
by Guest Author
Pre-Dive Stress

Dealing with Pre-Dive Stress

From unfamiliar tasks to diving in a challenging environment, many different factors can cause pre-dive stress. Here’s how to handle it.
by Yvonne Press
Picnic for Divers

The Perfect Picnic for Divers

Surprise your buddies with the perfect picnic for divers with our top picks for a fun, scuba-themed day out of the water
by Beth McCrea