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, Pete Mesley, Becky Schott, 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 that include Professor Simon Mitchell, Dr David Doolette, John Lippmann, Neal Pollock, Dawn Kernagis, Doug Ebersole 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.

Postponed, due to COVID, to October 1-2, 2022, OZTek will be held at the Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre, on the river in the heart of Melbourne's vibrant CBD. The MCEC (Jeff's Shed) is easy to find, easy to get to by car or public transport, and a 10-minute scenic walk along the river directly to the very centre of Melbourne. 

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OZTek is mixing it up - we're bringing the conference to Melbourne in 2022.

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 Advanced Diving Conference has become synonymous with diving excitement and adventure. Building on the success of the previous nine events, the OZTek'22 Advanced Diving Conference will not disappoint featuring an international cast of speakers - each an acknowledged expert in their respective field of diving expertise - to enthral, educate and entertain.

MCEC for OZTek Advanced Diving Conference '21 
MCEC for OZTek Advanced Diving Conference '21

Aimed at every diver - regardless of their experience level - whose thirst for knowledge and better understanding of diving is matched only by their spirit of adventure, the OZTek22 symposium offers an inspirational voyage of discovery into all of diving's future possibilities.
The Speakers 

OZTek is known for the new and exciting - the latest expedition exploits, recent wreck discoveries, brilliant imagery and all the latest technology. The 2022 speaker list will be announced nearer the event.

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The Venue 
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Melbourne's iconic Conference & Exhibition Centre. Fondly named 'Jeff's shed' by Melbournians.

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The MCs 

Our awesome MCs keep the weekend's presentations and programs on track. They will be announced nearer the event.

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The Program 

If you've never been  to an OZTek - see the 2019 schedule for an idea of what to expect.. 2022 schedule will be announced nearer the event

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OZTek Photo Gallery & Competition Results

Every OZTek has hosted an underwater photo competition and has been rewarded with some spectacular images.

Click here to see previous winners.

"Many thanks for a great OZTek, it was as usual fantastic and we are already looking forward to the next one. "