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Are you ready to rock & roll? Gala Dinner? Decided which speaker, at what time? Limbering up for your Virtual Cave Dive? Choosing which workshop to attend to learn new camera or video skills? Ordered your t-shirt? Pondered the Prizes you'd like to win? Images you want to admire? Friends to catch up with?... Just so, so much to do!!  

Here's some of what you might have missed:

OZTek2019 T-shirts are ready for pre-order. These limited edition, commemorative t-shirts, designed with the help of Fourth Element, are fabulously soft, comfy cotton and look great! 

OZTek2019 Commemorative Tees

Order before they're all gone!

European / Australian sizes - promise :)

Special Presentation of the
Tham Luang Thai Cave Rescue

Australians of the Year, Richard Harris & Craig Challen, will be delivering a special joint presentation on the events that unfolded during the rescue.

Hear a blow-by-blow presentation of the rescue, the trials and triumphs, on
Saturday March 16 a
Hall 5,  ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour. 5.30pm


Craif Challen & Richard Harris

The Thai Cave Rescue Presentation will be shown in all three theatres, with Richard Harris & Craig Challen physically on stage in the Gombessa Theatre, sponsored by  Blancpain. The presentation will be simulcast to the theatres on either side, and each theatre will play the same presentation in real time.
Gold & Silver Pass holders are guaranteed seats in the Gombessa Theatre. Everyone else will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Depending on the level of interest, we may expand the size of the Gombessa Theatre. To ensure you are in the Gombessa Theatre, OZTek recommends a silver or gold pass for guaranteed seating. 

More information on the special presentation here 


The Complete Speaker Schedule is online, with ALL the presentations on offer, including the Scubapix Imaging Centre photography & video workshops and the Exhibitor Centre, where companies can show & tell all !

The OZTek2019 Advanced Dive Travel, Training & Photography Show is bursting
at the seams with brands to discover over the weekend!

Brands exhibiting at OZTek2019

Don't Miss Out!

The Event: OZTek Advanced Diving ConferenceWhen:  March 16-17, 2019

Where:  Hall 4, International Exhibition Centre Sydney

Buy a pass & go into the draw to win the dive holiday of a lifetime to Solomon Islands

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Speaker Schedule Released

After much deliberation and re-organising, the OZTek2019 Advanced Diving conference Speaker Schedule is completed and up on the website. 

Plus for more information on the Speaker topics, go to

We are still waiting on one speaker topic & a couple of photographer workshops to be confirmed. These will be finalised in the next few days
- please bookmark the page to stay in the loop. 

Important Notice: The Thai Cave Rescue event - Saturday 17.30-18.30 - has limited seating. Please be aware priority will be given to Gold & Silver Pass holders on a first come first serve basis.


OZTek2019 Advanced Conference Speakers

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Prepare those Images!
Only 15 days before the Photo Competition closes .....

The ever popular OZTek Underwater Photography Competition details are on line,
including the Nikon Dive shot of the Year.

Incredible prizes to be won, winners’ images will be printed and on display in the
Scubapix Image Centre for everyone to admire.
Plus Images entered also appear on the Website, Facebook and Instagram.

 Register for the 2019OZTek Underwater Photographic competition

The OZTek2019 Underwater Photography Competition encourages entries from divers with an imagination, a camera and a willingness to share their discoveries and experiences with others.

To see the prizes and registration details click here.

OZTek2019 will be held on Saturday March 16th & 17th, 2019 at Hall 4,
International Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Come for a few hours, a day or the whole weekend and we promise you will be:

  • Inspired by our Incredible Speakers (schedule releasing on the weekend)
  • Learn at the Photography workshops held in the Scubapix Imaging Centre - workshops covering all the basics, including video (schedule releasing on the weekend)
  • Laugh experiencing your first cave dive at Tank Cave Virtual Reality - a dry run of one of Australia's famous cave sites in Mount Gambier, SA. 

Thanks to John Dalla-Zuanna and Wayne Johnson - real life cavers sharing their experiences.

Try it Dry - Tank Cave VR Experience

OZTek2019 Advanced Diving, Training, Travel & Photo Show

Tickets start from $25 & are on sale now

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RAID Sponsors the Inaugural Freediving Program

Holding Our Breaths
We're pleased to announce that Dive RAID International, the world's fastest growing dive training agency, will be sponsoring OZTek’s new freediving conference program. It’s the first time OZTek has included freediving - tech’s edgy cousin - as an integral part of its conference.

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Season's Greetings!!

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

Almost the final run up to OZTek2019 ...
exploratory tales of adventure, science, travel.

It's too good!

Enjoy the madness, relax in the break and prepare for an awesome 2019!

New details on speakers & exhibitors:
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