Liam Allen

Liam Allen spent his youth diving in the fresh water lakes and rugged west coast of Ireland. Moving to Sydney in 1997 he made a full time career in the diving industry. With more the 5000 dives to his credit, Liam has extensive experience in a wide variety of deep wreck diving locations across the world from the Norwegian Fjord's to the Pacific Islands. As a cave diver Liam has also experienced the diverse cave systems throughout Australia, China, Mexico and Florida.

Speaker Liam Oztek 2017

An active explorer for almost 10 years Liam has been involved in a number of exploration projects throughout the world including:

  • 2009 - GUE China Cave Exploration. This project saw some of the first ever cave dives conducted in China.
  • 2011 - A deep wreck project to document the USS Atlanta in the Solomon Islands resting in 130m.
  • 2012 and 2013 - A member of exploration team responsible for the ongoing documentation and exploration of the famous Swedish Battleship, Mars The Magnificent.
  • 2014 - GUE exploration of the Mediterranean Sea searching for WWII wrecks off Tunisia and mapping and exploring ancient amphora dating back to 200 BC off the Italian island of Pantelleria.

He co-authored 'Beginning With The End In Mind' a GUE publication on the safe diving practices promoted within the GUE educational curriculum and has numerous articles and publications to his name.

Speaker Liam Oztek 2017

He is an Instructor Evaluator for GUE and one of Australia's most active technical diving Instructors. In recognition for his work in technical diving he received the prestigious OZTeK Technical Diver of the Year Award 2013 for ‘Outstanding Achievement’s in Diving Exploration’ and is a Fellow of the Explorers Club.

Liam teaches technical diving throughout Australia and Internationally for GUE, a non-profit organisation focusing on research, exploration and education.