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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
blue and mako sharks

Diving with Blue and Mako Sharks in South Africa

You’ll cover some serious nautical miles when diving with blue and mako sharks in South Africa — but the long boat ride will be well worth it.
by Guest Author
One Island One Voice

Conservation Spotlight: One Island One Voice

The enterprising kids who created the conservation organization Bye Bye Plastic Bags’ on Bali are at it again with One Island One Voice.
by Hélène Reynaud
White Star Quarry

Dive Site: White Star Quarry

White Star Park near Gibsonburg, Ohio offers 800 acres of lovely scenery, and features White Star Quarry, a freshwater lake perfect for a day’s diving.
by Juanita Pienaar
Joseph Bosquez scientific diving

What is Scientific Diving?

Professional diver Joseph Bosquez offers insights into working with NASA and the world of scientific diving.
by Guest Author