Sue Crowe

A journalist by trade, Sue arrived 'down under' in 1988, having learnt to dive in Jamaica on Hurricane aid relief, but it wasn’t until 1993 she decided to take diving a step further and became an instructor.

Career collided with passion when Sue became Editor of Scuba Diver Australasia and spent the next 8 years happily testing new equipment, immersing herself in the dive industry and generally learning about everything new and shiny, old and interesting.

When Scuba Diver went offshore, Sue started her own marketing consultancy, ostensibly to help scuba companies create the press releases and marketing campaigns she had been so desperate for as an editor. It wasn’t until one of her clients, Tabata, offered her a position as General Manager of Tabata Australia, did Sue take the leap of faith and tackle the distribution, wholesaling side of the dive equipment industry.

In 2006, 10 years ago, Sue first got involved with the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) - the newly formed OWUSS Australasian Rolex Scholarship was formed with Jayne Jenkins at the helm as VP and Sue, along with Tabata, became major sponsors. After leaving Tabata, Sue became the Australasian Co-ordinator and continues to support this impressive not-for-profit organisation.

Sue is passionate about the diving industry and the people within it – “Diving has given me what most can only dream about – a career doing what I love. I will always be grateful.”

It’s important to me to give something back. To bring inspiration to others, to encourage and assist where possible and also to try and help those who have never been underwater to understand just how important the ocean is – on so many levels.

Sue is a member, and previous long time board member, of the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), a member of the Dive Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) and a current board member of Our World Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS).

Sue has never missed an OZTek, the first time as Editor when she was blown away by the speakers and the stories. Subsequently she has attended as an exhibitor, an MC and then finally, as owner and convenor after David Strike retired in 2013.

OZTek – brings passion, endurance, innovation and technology together. Awesome individuals sharing their experiences, inspiring us and showing us what is possible. What’s not to love?