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, Brian Kakuk, Olivier Isler, Dr Richard Harris, Bill Stone, Craig Challen, Casey McKinlay, Lamar Hires, Martyn Farr, Rick Stanton, Cristina Xenato and Jill Heinerth; deep wreck exploration divers, Richie Kohler, John Chatterton, Gary Gentile, Richard Lundgren, Trevor Jackson, Leigh Bishop, Carl Spencer, Rod Macdonald, Barry McGill, and Mark Spencer; together with famed underwater film-makers like Andrew Wight and Jon Shaw; rebreather divers of the caliber of Becky Kagan Schott, 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 that include 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.
Next event will be held in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne is easy to find, loads of accommodation close by, easy to get to by car or public transport, and in the thick of all the fantastic eateries and entertainment Melbourne has to offer.
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OZTek celebrated 20 years in 2019.
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. Today OZTek Advanced Diving Conference has become synonymous with diving excitement and adventure.
Building on the success of the previous ten events, the OZTek'22 Advanced Diving Conference will, again, feature an international cast of speakers - each an acknowledged expert in their respective field of diving expertise. Our brief? To inspire, enthral, educate and entertain.
Aimed at every diver - regardless of experience level - whose thirst for knowledge and better understanding of diving is matched only by their spirit of adventure, the OZTek'22 symposium offers an inspirational voyage of discovery into all of diving's future possibilities.
OZTek is known for the new and exciting. Discover the latest expedition exploits, the recent wreck discoveries, the best imagery and the latest technology. The 2022 personalities will be announced nearer the event.
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OZTek is known for the new and exciting. Discover the delights of Melbourne ... Oct 1-2, 2022 is a long weekend for QLD, ACT, NSW and SA (not VIC, TAS, NT or WA) - perfect if you want an extra day or so to explore. Make it a little holiday and maybe even organise some diving.
Our fabulous MCs, keeping the peace and flow of the weekend's presentations. To be announced nearer the event.
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If you've never been to OZTek and want an idea of what to expect ...
Details of the 2022 Program will be available nearer the event date ...
OZTek Photo Gallery & Competition Results
Every OZTek has hosted an underwater photo competition and the rewards are some truly spectacular images. Watch the Facebook page or this website for details on the 2022 Underwater Photographic Competition details.
Click here to see previous winners.
"What an amazing event. .... We were amazed at such a result - far exceeding our expectations. ... Your hard work was evident in the way the stands were organised, along with three and four presentations running simultaneously; all without a hitch. (Or if there were, they were not evident.) "