Yvonne M. Addario has lived her whole life around the water. She comes from the birthplace of baseball - Cooperstown, New York. She grew up swimming and skiing on the lakes and winter vacationing off Juno Beach, Florida.
She studied to be an art educator and athletic coach, and earned an Associates degree in Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Paltz, NY. Moving to Florida soon after, she became an owner/art director of her own computer graphics and web design company. She involved herself with water recreation in Central and Southern Florida.
Yvonne went from teaching swimming at the YMCA, slalom water skiing, and deep-sea fishing to eventually being certified to scuba dive 70+’. She has dived in the quarries of upstate New York, the Eastern and Western Caribbean, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean.
Yvonne is a member of the PADI Diving Society, Backroom Writers Group, the Florida’s Writers Group and the Florida Publishers Association.
She is a certified diver along side of her husband who are partners who own the rights to recover a Spainish galleon shipwreck. They are undersea explorers who recover ancient artifacts from the sea. She writes about a popular niche of reading that young adults and adventures always long to hear more of: “treasure diving.”
Yvonne now joins her husband in the ever-exciting quest to find the rest of the ship and to live the thrill of the treasure hunt. It is her goal to educate young explorers.