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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 ...

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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. 

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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 

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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: www.oztek.com.au 

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.

  http://oztek.com.au   / http://diveOZTek.com.au 
or contact Sue Crowe at[email protected]


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

{firstname} don't miss the OZTek2017 Gala Awards Dinner! Only a few seats left and tickets close today, act fast to grab your OZTek2017 Gala Awards Dinner Tickets.

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.
Avoid the rush! Two ways to get ahead of the crowd

In previous years at OZTek, the opening day can be somewhat (cough) challenging.

  • People all arriving at the same time
  • Door and registration counter lines can be lengthy
  • Ticket purchases in some cases have delayed entry to the first session

Saturday is OZTek! Avoid the rush!

The new venue, new larger and extended show means more exhibitors, more speakers and of course, more attendees.

Two Ways to Avoid the Rush

Your local dive shop.

All quality dive shops have tickets available for pre-purchase. Just one more way I am supporting, my passion, and the local dive industry. So drop in and see the friendly team at your local dive store.



Don't have time to make it to chat with your local store; all tickets are available online for pre-purchase here. Tickets start from just $20 and children are free! NB! Online pre-sales close Thursday midnight.


Act Now and beat the rush Saturday morning!  Yes, that's right next Saturday is OZTek 2017.  See all the details online, order tickets here.


Best Wishes

Sue Crowe

PS. This is set to be one of the best shows ever, so come and meet old friends, make new ones and be inspired!
10 Days

 to admire, excite and be inspired ...

   Alison Smith                         Luke Baade                           Brian Kakuk                     Becky K-S by Jill Heinerth

OZTek Advance Dive Conference and Exhibition – Discovering what's possible.

“ Some of us may never visit the Crystal Caves or a 100m wreck BUT no matter what level diver, there is nothing quite like being inspired by those who do & who choose to return to share their adventures. ”

OZTek is a mad rush of like-minded people having fun, pushing boundaries, exploration, stories and adventure.  It's about sitting open-mouthed, listening to amazing tales of exploration, of the preparation involved, the dedication, the problems encountered, whilst admiring awe-inspiring images - as well as meeting extraordinary characters. Find the speakers here

OZTek is about being inspired.

With 10 days to go… time is whizzing closer to OZTek2017 Dive Conference and Exhibition
- March 18/19

Entry from only $20 for amazing inspiration (kids under 15 are free!)

As well as the incredible adventures from amazing presenters - there is SO MUCH to experience

travel destinations, liveaboards, Australian adventures, training
new innovations, equipment, photography (cameras, housings, strobes, lenses…) 
dive instruments, rebreathers, compressors, wet & dry suits ...

The list is simply too long for this space! You have to see it to believe it.

Admire the Underwater Photographic Exhibition and, for the first time take part in our underwater photography workshops & enjoy the framed winning images of the Underwater Photographic Competition - including the inaugural Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year.

OZTek is only here every 2 years - don't miss it! 

Tickets start at $20 / kids are free under 15

March 18 & 19, 2017 at Hall 1, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour Sydney.

Soak up the adventures, images, stories, disasters and lessons. No matter what level diver or adventurer, OZTek speakers provoke awe, provide knowledge, improve methodology and above all, entertain. 

OZTek2017 Diving Conference & Exhibition is much more than just another dive show; it's a dynamic event focused on excitement and tomorrow's world of diving adventures.

Alison Smith Beck K-S by Jill Heinerth ICC Sydney Brian Kakuk

Discover what OZTek speakers are talking about; Speaker Presentation Previews are now live on line. See the presentation outlines.

Read titles and short presentation summaries, see the Speaker Schedule.

Avoid the queue and grab your Entry Ticket online from only $20!

  The Exhibition
A full-scale Dive and Travel exhibition - catering to every level of diving interest and featuring everything divers require; from cameras to compressors, regulators to rebreathers, snorkels to scooters, facemasks to fins (and not forgetting exotic overseas dive resorts and great liveaboard trips) the world’s leading equipment brands, accessories and premier dive travel destinations will all be on show at OZTek2017 

See the full list of exhibitors

When?      March 18-19, 2017

Where?     Hall 1 Exhibition Centre, ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour. 

On the Edge

A spellbinding not-to-be-missed glimpse into the high-octane world of three accomplished and talented underwater explorers, OZTek2017 presents an evening 'On The Edge'; a stand alone ticketed event to be held in the OZTek Exhibition Hall theatre on the evening of Saturday 18th March 2017 at 6.30pm.

Featuring presentations by Explorer Club members, Rod Macdonald, Paul Toomer and Jill Heinerth

For all the information about On The Edge - Click Here


Pushing the Envelope... the exhibit

Do you know how the phrase 'technical diving' evolved?

For the first time in Australia OZTek2017 presents a unique photographic journey celebrating the people, projects and technologies behind the ‘Technical Diving Revolution’ (1986-199x).

Curated by aquaCORPS Journal founder Michael Menduno, Pushing The Envelope will feature nearly 300 images, maps, tables and quotes (circa 1986-199x) from the early days of technical diving.

Discover the journey - more details here


Tickets from only $20 and kids are free!

A weekend not to be missed - technical, photographic and advanced diving topics presented along with the industry’s best suppliers exhibiting the latest in diving equipment, travel and training.

More than 'Just a show', the OZTek conference and exhibition is the ‘must see’ event in 2017.

For Tickets and all up-to-date information go to: www.oztek.com.au

Entry from only $20 and kids are free!

Key Facts

Where is it? - http://oztek.com.au/The-Venue

Who is Exhibiting? - http://oztek.com.au/OZTek2017-Exhibitors

Who is Presenting? - http://www.oztek.com.au/The-Speakers

Speaker Schedule - http://oztek.com.au/Conference-Schedule-2017

Entry Information - http://shop.oztek.com.au/

Speakers at OZTek 2017

Pic compiled by David Strike

Tickets from only $20 and kids under 15 are free!

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