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Wishing everyone a fun filled holiday with lots of diving and relaxation!

Watch out in 2018 as we ramp up information on OZTek2019 
... exploratory tales of adventure, science, travel ...

OZTek2017 Winner of the Cave Category - Alison Perkins

It's too good!

plus Exhibitors with new technologies, equipment, training and innovation.

But for now, enjoy the madness, relax in the break and prepare for an awesome 2018!

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2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year

 Nikon D850 - First Prize    Nikon 100 years         OZTek and Nikon Australia are pleased to announce the second
Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year Underwater Photographic Competition

The Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year is a chosen collection of six (6) images providing a range of techniques over numerous categories showcasing the photographer's breath of skill.

The winning portfolios will be displayed around the country in Australia's capital cities as part of the 2018 Ocean Film Festival in March & April 2018 and at OZTek2019, ICC Sydney, March 16/17, 2019.

Competition entrants need enter six (6) images from the existing OZTek bi-annual underwater competition categories, and each portfolio will be judged by a panel of peer photographers, as well as through a public vote.

Our competition judges will be looking for the following criteria when choosing the 2018 Nikon Portfolio of the Year:

‘The Nikon Dive Portfolio needs to demonstrate clarity of vision and artistic intent to produce an inspirational body of work from a minimum of three out of five standard OZTek Underwater Photography Competition categories. Portfolio images should show breadth of skill with different underwater photography styles (e.g. wide angle, macro etc.), lighting techniques and subject matter while illustrating the passion, dedication and expertise needed to create a consistent collection of captivating images’.

Click here for details on the 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year 

 Anders Nyberg 2017 winner of the Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year  Ross Gudgeon 3rd place in the 2017 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year Tracey Jennings - 2nd place in the 2017 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year   


2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year Prizes:

First Place Portfolio wins a Nikon D850 camera body valued at $5,250  Details here

Second Place Portfolio wins a Divers Alert Prize pack valued at $300 including: 
  • DAN AP Individual Membership for one year
  • DAN Master Plan Treatment Insurance for one year
  • DAN Gear Bag
  • DAN Surface Marker Buoy
  • DAN Book Pack          Details here

Third Place Portfolio wins a Gold Pass to OZTek2019 valued at $275

Competition registration opens December 1st, 2017 and closes January 31st, 2018

Details and Registration Click Here

Our 2017 Nikon Dive Portfolio winners are:

 1st Place: Anders Nyberg
2nd Place: Tracey Jennings
3rd Place: Ross Gudgeon 

Click here for all 2017 winning portfolios, as well as all 2017 competition entries

A date for the diary ...

The only Australian bi-annual one-stop adventure into the dynamic world of diving, OZTek brings the world’s underwater heroes and heroines right to our doorstep in the centre of Sydney City. Impossible to replicate, come and absorb the excitement, discover new adventures and destinations, learn new possibilities and have loads of fun.

And not just awesome presenters ... the OZTek2019 Dive & Travel Exhibition will be bursting at the seams with diving equipment, travel, toys and training. A must-visit event forany diver keen to learn, be entertained, be inspired and kept abreast of the latest diving trends, equipment innovations and travel destinations. Mark OZTek in your diary today and watch this space!

When:  March 16-17, 2019    Where:  International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour

What to expect ...

Jill Heinerth amazing crowds at OZTek2017 Over 40 awesome diving giants speak at OZTek every 2 years Rod Macdonald at OZTek2017 Paul Toomer talking expedition diving at OZTek2017 David Doolette explains the Helium Penalty - OZTek2017 Becky Kagan-Schott at OZTek2017 Simon Mitchell at OZTek2017

The OZTek2019 Conference - All about the Adventures

Every two years, over 40 Diving Giants arrive down-under to share their discoveries, adventures, achievements, personal journeys and blow us away with what’s possible.

Each presenter brings unique, exciting (often sobering) topics heard first at OZTek. These seriously extraordinary divers, at the top of their careers, provoke awe, provide knowledge, improve methodology and above all, entertain. 

Dive Adventures at OZTek2017 Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions at OZTek2017 Scubapix at OZTek2017 OZTek2017 Dive & Travel Exhibition Shearwater at OZTek2017 Wakatobi at OZTek2017 Halcyon & Santi at OZTek2017

OZTek2019 Dive & Travel Show 

As well as incredible stories - there is SO MUCH to experience – travel destinations, liveaboards, Australian adventures, new innovations, equipment, training, photography (cameras, housings, strobes, lenses…), dive instruments, compressors, wet & dry suits ... the list is too long to write!

It's early days, so, for up-to-date news visit our Exhibitors' page 

Photographic Exhibition at OZTek2017 Photographic Competition winners at OZTek2017 Alison Perkins winner of Marine Life & Diver Category Photographic workshops in the Imaging Centre Pushing the Envelope Exhibition at OZTek2017 Maya Santangelo Marine life category OZTek2017

OZTek2019 Image Centre 

Improving on the successful inaugural photographic workshops (with all the lessons learned in 2017...). There will be more to learn and admire from our talented professional photographers and videographers. Plus the Underwater Photographic Competition Winners Exhibition from 2018 & 2019. (2018 competition soon to be launched). Underwater inspiration to get you in the water and reaching for your cameras.

NB: All photos thanks to Vivian Matson-Larkin & Lindsay Preece unless otherwise stated

OZTek Diving Conference & Exhibition is much more than just another dive show; it's a dynamic event focused on excitement and tomorrow's diving possibilities.

For all up-to-date information go to: 

OZTek2019 Dates Announced

Finally, the dates are set, the venue booked, the creases ironed out and the new speaker selection begins. After a hugely successful event earlier this year, the new dates for OZTek2019 are official ...


OZTek2019 will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour
on March 16/17, 2019.


Continuing to be the premier dive show in Australia and New Zealand, OZTek covers all aspects of diving including technical, travel, training and photography. No matter your diving level, OZTek has something to ensure your imagination is fired up.

The 2017 speaker-based event with over 40 speakers, brought together over 650 prepaid pass holders and another 1500+ enthusiastic divers to listen to the presentations and enjoy the exhibitions and photography. OZTek is a unique opportunity to hear incredible adventurers, explorers and scientists - from those at the forefront of diving - as well as seeing all the new technology first hand.

Turn up the music & enjoy some special moments from OZTek2017 ....

OZTek2017 Highlights


 In 2019, OZTek will be the first conference of its kind to use Silent Conferencing, enabling both speakers, listeners and exhibitors to co-exist without disruption.

If you are interested in adventure, exploration, excitement, new technology and listening to amazing feats of diving – OZTek will not disappoint. It is a genuinely awe-inspiring weekend of talks, films, debate and laughter with diving’s international A-list.

Block out the dates and bookmark the website as we gear up to another awesome event.   / 
or contact Sue Crowe


PS: Exhibitor details will be sent out shortly
Last Chance for Gala Awards Dinner Tickets

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OZTek2017 Gala Awards Dinner runs from 7 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the lovely Aerial Centre - UTS overlooking stunning Sydney city.

Views, friends, a full three-course gourmet dinner, drinks what could be a better way to finish a fabulous OZTek 2017 weekend?


Gala Awards Dinner is a night of festivity to celebrate the achievements and endeavours of Australia's leading Divers and Dive Industry personnel and to laud the success of  OZTek2017.

Grab your OZTek2017 Gala Awards Dinner Tickets

This event is an ideal opportunity to meet legendary names from the entire world of diving, catch-up with old friends and make new ones in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and overlooking scenic Sydney City. Book your Gala Awards Dinner Tickets HERE.

Enjoy the social side of diving. To reserve your seats, book your tickets now.