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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.
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:

Entry from only $20 and kids are free!

Key Facts

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Speakers at OZTek 2017

Pic compiled by David Strike

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

OZTek2017 Countdown has begun!
Planning is underway; speakers and exhibitors are preparing.

It's confirmed ...

OZTek 2017 will be held on Saturday March 18 / 19, 2017 
at the International Convention Centre - Darling Harbour. 

More action-packed adventure, awesome destinations, amazing product innovation & breath-taking images. OZTek2017 has something for every diver:
  • Real-life adventure & exploration brought to you by those who succeeded and survived. Listen first hand to the journeys and be enthralled and inspired. OZTek2017 has new speakers and adventures waiting to be discovered; 

  • A full-scale dive exhibition with all the latest technology and innovation. Touch, feel and ask questions about what's new and what's coming. Everything divers require; from cameras to compressors, regulators to rebreathers, snorkels to scooters, face masks to fins. Big or little - it'll be on display;

  • Dive travel to take your breath away and soar the spirit. Discover your next travel destination with liveaboards, resorts and awesome dive sites waiting to be unearthed;

  • Rebreather and sidemount innovations and workshops. Learn from the experts;

  • Underwater Photography Exhibition - Images to admire from world class photographers, as well as the winners of the 2017 OZTek 2017 Underwater Imagery competition (to be announced later this year); 

  • A special Saturday night treat to be announced; and

  • The famous OZTek Gala Dinner, a chance to relax and network after an exceptional weekend.

Speakers, Exhibitors and Information can be discovered on the website as they are released:

  Two New Speakers ...

Dr Andrew Fock takes to the stage on Sunday 19th March to present The Rape of the Java Sea - the history and tragedy of the vanished WWII wrecks. These precious war graves have literally vanished from the ocean floor. How is this possible? How to we prevent it continuing?
A presentation not to be be missed by any wreck or historical enthusiast. 

Dr Andrew Fock

HNLMS Java in Sydney

HMS Exeter mapping by Scott Willan

To see more about Andrew Fock - see our speaker page or the OZTek Conference Schedule

Meet Franck Gazzola, expedition member with Under The Pole III, an incredible expedition heading around the world in May 2017 and a first timer at OZTek.

Franck will take us on an exciting journey to the Arctic, exploring the hidden side of the icebergs, under the northern lights. The Team of the innovative underwater expedition 'Under The Pole' have spent 18 months exploring the unknown in -1.7ºC water and reaching record depths of 112 metres under the sea ice. In this incredible journey under extreme latitudes where diving is synonymous of tremendous challenges, Franck will share the stories behind the photos, the technical and logistical hurdles. 

Take a peak at Under The Pole III • 2017-2020s trailer:

Discover all the incredible adventures on offer at OZTek here:  Speaker Presentation Previews

OZTek is not just about the speakers - there is also a complete Dive Exhibition including all the latest in dive equipment, training, travel and photography.

Check out who's exhibiting

On The Edge

A spellbinding not-to-be-missed glimpse into the high-octane world of three accomplished and talented underwater explorers.

Paul Toomer

Jill Heinerth

Rod Macdonald

Ideally suited to those - divers as well as non-divers - unable to attend any of the day-time presentations, the ticketed event starts at 6.30 pm on the evening of Saturday 18th March in the OZTeK Exhibition Hall's main theatre.

Featuring presentations by Explorer Club members, Rod Macdonald, Paul Toomer and Jill Heinerth.  Emceed by David Strike.  For all the information about On The Edge - Click Here

Pushing the Envelope:

A unique historical photographic journey celebrating the people, projects and technologies behind the ‘Technical Diving Revolution’.

A rare look at how our Australian divers helped shape the way we dive today.

Thanks to sponsors: 

AP Diving | Dive Rite | Fourth Element

PADI TecRec | Shearwater Research | TDI

Pushing the Envelope can be enjoyed on a general entry ticket and will be exhibited outside the main theatre inside Hall 1, Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

The unmissable OZTek Gala Dinner Awards night
A ticketed event including a magnificent meal, unlimited beers, wines and soft drinks, guest speakers and the presentation of the OZTek2017 Awards.

We're running out of space - BOOK your tickets today!

Underwater Photography Exhibition

Come and enjoy a spectacular display of printed underwater images by incredible photographers:

Becky Kagan-Schott | Jurgen Freund | Matty Smith |
Darren Jew | Jayne Jenkins | Amanda Cotton | Scott Portelli | 
Ross & Mary Gudgeon | Julia Sumerling | Liz Rogers |
Pete Mesley | Vic Verlinden and Brett Lobwein to name a few.

ON display alongside will be the winners of our 2017 Underwater Photographic Competition including the inaugural Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year.

Visit the exhibition, Pushing the Envelope and all the inspiring exhibitors for just $20 on a general entry ticket. If you haven't experienced 'OZTek' before ... why not try a Single Speaker ticket for just $39 and get a taste of what's possible?

Tickets online here

Come and be inspired by speakers and exhibitors who share their adventures, images, stories, disasters, equipment and lessons. No matter what level diver you are, OZTek provokes awe, provides knowledge, improves methodology and above all, entertains. 

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

For Tickets and all up-to-date information go