OZTek 2015 information


International Convention Centre Sydney
Hall 1, Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour NSW 2000
Sydney, Australia

The Gateway to Australia, cosmopolitan Sydney is one of the worlds most vibrant, innovative, and beautiful destinations. The INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (ICC) is in the heart of Sydney, located in the active precinct of Darling harbour on cockle Bay.

OZTek2017 will take place in HALL 1 OF THE NEW ICC EXHIBITION CENTRE  as well as rooms E3.9 and E3.3


Reading like the Who's Who of modern diving exploration, previous OZTek presenters have included the world's most skilled divers; many of whom hold world records for open ocean depth or distance penetration into caves. With names that include, Dr Ann Kristovitch, Jim Bowden, Brett Gilliam, Nuno Gomes and John Bennett; cave diving explorers, Jarrod Jablonski, Olivier Isler, Dr Richard Harris, Bill Stone, Casey McKinlay, Lamar Hires, Martyn Farr, Rick Stanton and Jill Heinerth; deep wreck exploration divers, Richie Kohler, John Chatterton, Gary Gentile, Richard Lundgren, Trevor Jackson, Leigh Bishop, Carl Spencer, and Mark Spencer; together with famed underwater film-makers like Andrew Wight; rebreather divers of the caliber of Kevin Gurr, Richard Pyle, Joe Dituri, Mark Caney, and Martin Parker; diving authorities such as Dr Drew Richardson, Michael Menduno, Karl Shreeves, Grant W. Graves, Prof. Dr. Murat Egi and Dr Walter Starck; and recognised authorities on diving medicine and physiology including Professor Simon Mitchell, Dr David Doolette, John Lippmann and Dr Andrew Fock - to mention only a few of the many illustrious presenters who have traveled from around the world to share their knowledge and experiences with OZTek audiences - the speaker line up continues to offer unparalleled opportunities to listen to, and learn from, the very best the world of diving has to offer.

Now located at the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour and entertainment area, The International Convention Centre, Sydney is easier to find, easier to get to by car or public transport, with the new Goods Line walk taking you on a 10-minute scenic walk directly to Central station, without crossing a road! Check out more information on the venue here:

Established in 1999 as The Australian Diving Technologies Conference & Rebreather Forum, OZTek has rapidly evolved, gaining in stature and international recognition to become one of the leading events of its type held anywhere in the world. Focused on the latest developments in diving and the technology used by underwater explorers in their bid to unlock the ocean's secrets, the OZTek Symposium has become synonymous with diving excitement and adventure.

Building on the success of the previous nine events, the OZTek017 Conference will once again feature an international cast of speakers - each an acknowledged expert in their respective field of diving expertise - to enthrall, educate and entertain. 



Sydney offers a full range of accommodation choices priced to suit all budgets and tastes.

The two recommended OZTek2017 hotels are situated in the very heart of Sydney’s entertainment district, close to scenic Darling Harbour and both Town Hall and Central Railway Stations.

A limited courtesy bus service will also operate on both the Saturday and Sunday, picking up from both hotels in the morning and returning at the close of the exhibition on each day.

Our Accommodation Page has all the details and special OZTek Accommodation rates up.

All our suggested hotels will have the advantage of being just a short stroll away from the Aerial UTS, the venue for the Sunday night Gala Awards Dinner.