Entering its fifteenth year as one of the world’s most influential and inspirational diving events, the countdown towards OZTeK2015 – to be held on the 14 – 15 March 2015 at Australian Technology Park, Sydney – has now begun.
Poised to again become the launch platform for new, exciting and innovative diving technologies that will help chart diving’s future – and boasting a speaker line-up of more than forty presenters, including many of modern diving’s most knowledgeable and authoritative personalities – OZTeK2015 will feature Australia’s largest, full-scale dive exhibition together with a packed programme of presentations, seminars and workshops intended to educate as well as entertain; a static display of selected images from the OZTeK2015 imagery competition; the Saturday evening’s, ‘Twilight TEK Talks’ ( a series of fast-paced, exciting and inspirational presentations in a format never before seen at any previous OZTeK) and concluding with the OZTeK2015 Gala Awards Dinner – the final event in an action-packed, two-day programme that will again become the catalyst for thrilling diving expeditions, adventures, explorations and discoveries.
The OZTeK2015 Dive & Travel Exhibition
Australia’s largest, longest-established and most successful broad-based dive and travel exhibition, one that’s pitched towards everyone who dives from the newly-certified novice through to the experienced professional – as well as non-divers with an interest in learning – the OZTeK2015 Dive & Travel Exhibition is a showcase of the very best that the world of diving has to offer.
Featuring the latest in equipment innovations; training programmes and courses, together with ideas and information on some of the world’s finest diving destinations and liveaboard trips, exhibitors at OZTeK2015 already include:
- Abyss Scuba Diving;
- Allways Dive Expeditions;
- Ambient Pressure Diving;
- Aquanaut; Atomic Aquatics;
- Australian Underwater Products;
- Blue Label Diving;
- Catlin Seaview Survey;
- Cave Divers Association of Australia;
- Closed Circuit Divers;
- DAN Asia Pacific;
- Digital Diver;
- Dive 2000;
- Dive Adventures;
- Dive Dive Dive;
- Dive Log Australasia;
- Dive Pacific Magazine;
- Diversion Dive Travel;
- DKG Drysuits;
- Fourth Element;
- Historical Diving Society;
- Lifeline Marine Radio;
- Mares Asia Pacific;
- Mike Ball Dive Expeditions;
- Ocean Reef;
- PADI Asia Pacific;
- Papua New Guinea Divers Association;
- Professional Divers Training Academy;
- Rags II;
- rEvo Rebreathers;
- Rx Dive;
- Sabah Tourism;
- Scuba Diver Magazine;
- Scuba Imports;
- SDI Australia;
- Shearwater Research;
- Southern Cross Divers;
- Spirit of Freedom;
- Sport Diver Magazine;
- SSI Australasia;
- TDI Australia;
- Tech Asia;
- The Dive Tub;
- Truk Lagoon Dive Centre;
- Wakatobi Dive Resort, and Waterproof Suits.
For further information on each of the exhibitors at OZTeK2015 – or to find out about joining the growing list of exhibitors – check out the website at:
OZTeK2015 Conference – Presentations, Seminars and Workshops
With a packed programme of more than sixty presentations, seminars and workshops that delve into every aspect of diving, from physiology and equipment through to wreck, cave and open-ocean explorations and adventures, the OZTeK2015 weekend promises to deliver two unforgettable days of the very best in diving info-tainment.
Featuring speakers drawn from around the world, confirmed presenters at OZTeK2015 already include: Liam Allen (AUS); Peter Buzzacott (AUS); Dr Andrew Fock, (AUS); Paul Haynes, (UK); Heather Hamza, (USA); Dr Richard Harris, (AUS); Trevor Jackson, (AUS); Laura James, (USA); Richard Lundgren, (Sweden); Alberto Nava, (USA); Michael Menduno, (USA); Rod Macdonald, (UK); Barry McGill, (Ireland); Pete Mesley, (NZ); Assoc. Professor Simon Mitchell, (NZ); Simon Pridmore, (Indonesia); Ben Reymenants, (Thailand); Lance Robb, (AUS); Liz Rogers, (AUS); Jonas Samuelson, (Sweden); Damien Siviero, (AUS); Randy Thornton, (USA), and Paul Toomer, (UK).
Either held in state-of-the-art theatre – with its big-screen impact – or one of the other purpose-designed conference rooms easily accessed directly from the exhibition floor, each of the presentations will enthral, educate and entertain. Whether it’s the opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in rebreather and dive computer technology; advances in techniques and equipment configuration; diving safety, or to listen to tales of underwater adventure that, with proper and appropriate training, lie just around the corner, each of the presentations provides the diving community with the opportunity to meet, talk to, and learn from some of modern diving’s most accomplished personalities.
With still more speaker names to be announced over the coming months, information on individual speakers and presenters at OZTeK2015 will appear on the OZTeK2015 website at: www.diveoztek.com.au/The-Speakers
Twilight TEK Talks
To be held in the main theatre on the evening of Saturday, 14th March 2015 and an event unlike any previously seen at an OZTeK, full details of the ‘Twilight TEK Talks’ will be revealed closer to the event, but in an evening intended to amuse, amaze, inspire and enjoy expect fast-paced, exciting diving presentations as you have never seen them before.
OZTeK2015 Gala Awards Dinner
A highlight event in an action-packed weekend devoted to the excitement and adventure of diving, OZTeK2015 finishes in magnificent style with the staging of the highly acclaimed Gala AWARDS Dinner at, ‘Dockside Cockle Bay’ – overlooking scenic Darling Harbour – on the evening of Sunday 15th March 2015.
OZTeK2015 Underwater Imagery Competition
There’s no better way of sharing the thrill and adventure of diving than by capturing that perfect underwater moment on camera. Recognising the popularity of digital photography and its impact on diving, the sixth OZTeK Underwater Imagery Competition gives underwater photographers the opportunity to demonstrate their creative talents and win some great prizes.
Welcoming entries from divers with an imagination, a camera and a willingness to share their discoveries and experiences with others, the competition will be judged by a panel of experienced and accomplished underwater photographers and editors with winners to be announced – and prizes awarded – on Saturday 14th March 2015 (details to be provided nearer the date)
All entries must be by digital file submitted via the website, with the entry portal open from June 1, 2015. (See details at: www.diveoztek.com.au/Photo-Comp )
Now regarded as one of the world’s premier forums for divers who – at every level of experience – seek a greater knowledge and a better understanding of all that diving has to offer, the OZTeK2015 Diving Conference & Exhibition is much more than just another dive show; it’s a dynamic event focussed on excitement and tomorrow’s world of diving adventures.