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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 Equipment
Tec Diving Training

Technical Diving Equipment Configurations

Technical diving equipment configurations differ widely from recreational diving. Here we’ll look at the differences between twinsets and sidemount diving.

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tech-diving course
Tec Diving Training

Preparing for Tech-Diving Course

Signing up for a tech-diving course usually means lots of research into agencies, locations and instructors. But how do you get ready for the course once you’ve made your choice?

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Technical Diving
Tec Diving Training

What is Technical Diving?

Technical diving has been a buzzword for several years now, but what is technical diving exactly? Here we’ll explain where recreational diving ends and technical diving starts.

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Dive Sites in Bali
Dive Locations Top 10s Travel

Secret Dive Sites in Bali

We’ve all heard of Bali’s greatest hits when it comes to diving like the USAT Liberty wreck and Manta Point off Nusa Penida, but here we’ll share a few secret dive sites in Bali.

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New stuff
single use plastic

Canada Bans Cetaceans in Captivity — and Single-Use Plastic

Good news coming out of Canada: the country has passed legislation to ban breeding or keeping cetaceans in captivity — and all single-use plastics by 2021
by Rebecca Strauss
Tobruk

Diving the ex-HMAS Tobruk in Queensland

Just when you thought scuba diving in Queensland couldn’t get any better, you've got to add the enormous ex-HMAS Tobruk to your bucket list.
by Guest Author
Rebreather Diving

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.
by Yvonne Press
F.W. Abrams

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: F.W. Abrams

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 F.W. Abrams.
by Guest Author