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BBT at OzTek 2011

PADI Asia Pacific have a great booth lined up with a CD Update and their very first PADI TecRec Instructor Trainer Crossover scheduled for after the show.

Mark Caney, Vice President, Rebreather Technologies is one of the key speakers with a presentation explaining the new PADI/TecRec rebreather courses (room 6A on Saturday at 11am) and Terry Cummins,  Director, Market Development has been asked to be one of MCs and will make a presentation at the Gala Dinner.

“Few shows in the world can pack a punch quite like Australia’s OZTeK.”

OZTeK’11 is ramping up to deliver a spectacular, action-packed weekend of underwater info-tainment with something to capture the imagination of everyone who dives.

Combining a meaningful exhibition with continuous talks, seminars and workshops delivered by some of modern diving’s most knowledgeable personalities, OZTeK’11 is more than just another dive show – it’s where diving adventure and excitement begins.

Dive Exhibition

Australia’s biggest showcase and one-stop-shop for all that is new and innovative in diving equipment, products, training programmes and services, the OZTeK’11 Dive Exhibition features everything that divers need; from regulators to rebreathers, compressors to computers, as well as underwater cameras, lights and accessories, exotic dive travel destinations, and an exciting complement of leading live-aboards.

Talks, Seminars and Workshops

With more than forty of the world’s most prominent diving authorities on hand to educate and entertain, the main conference Programme has now been finalised – although several Exhibitor Workshops and “Open Session” seminars are still to be added – and is now available for viewing on the website, together with the Saturday evening programme for, “An Evening with Diving’s Explorers”.

Speakers at OZTeK’11 include: Samir Alhafith, (AUS); Leigh Bishop, (UK); Steve Burton, (Thailand); Mark Caney, (UK);  Dr Stuart Cannon, (AUS); John Dalla-Zuanna, (AUS);  Kevin Denlay, (AUS);  Joe Dituri, (USA); Richard Evans, (AUS);  Dr Andrew Fock, (AUS);  John Garvin, (AUS); Grant W Graves, (USA); Karen Gowlett-Holmes, (AUS) ; Kevin Gurr, (UK); Dr. Richard Harris, (AUS); Sean Harrison, (USA); Paul Haynes, (UK); Jill Heinerth, (USA); Jarrod Jablonski, (USA); Trevor Jackson, (AUS); John Lippmann, (AUS); Richard Lundgren, (Sweden); Casey McKinlay, (USA);  Jeff Maynard (AUS); Michael Menduno, (USA); Pete Mesley, (NZ);  Professor, Simon Mitchell, (NZ); Martin Parker, (UK); Simon Pridmore, (Indonesia);  Ben Reymenants, (Thailand); Lance Robb, (AUS); Mark Ryan, (AUS);  Brendon Sing, (Indonesia);  Dr Mark Spencer, (AUS); Tim Smith, (AUS); Rick Stanton, (UK);  Steve Trewavas, (AUS); Shane Wasik, (NZ); Mike Wells, (AUS), and Des Williams, (AUS).

For more detailed information on the various talks and seminars, view the Presentation Previews, or to find out more about who’s talking at OZTeK’11 click on the individual speaker names appearing in the opposite column, or visit the website’s lists of Speakers and Emcee’s .

Conference Passes and Session Tickets

Gold Passes – Two-day access to the complete Conference Programme

Silver Passes – Single-day access.

Half-Day Passes – Morning and Afternoon sessions on each day.

Session Tickets – Exhibition entry for one person and choice of any two presentations taking place within set session times.


While tickets to the Exhibition component of the event will cost just $15.00 and be on sale at the door, there’s no better way to enjoy the entire OZTeK’11 experience than with the advance purchase of a either a Gold or a Silver Pass.

Priced at just AUD$240.00, the Gold Pass offers delegates full two-day access to all of the speaker presentations – including, ‘An Evening with Diving’s Explorers’ on Saturday12th March – workshops and seminars, as well as unlimited access to the exhibition and other Exhibition activities.

Single day access (either Saturday 12th – or Sunday 13th March) is also available by purchasing a Silver Pass at AUD$140.00, while for those with limited time, but an interest in combining a visit to the exhibition with either a full morning or a full afternoon session of presentations, Half-day passes will be available for sale at the registration desk on both the Saturday and Sunday, and will cost just $75.00.

For the benefit of Exhibition visitors keen to hear just one or two speakers – or who have an interest in a particular presentation topic – Session Passes will be available at a cost of $40 and include:  Exhibition entry for one person plus access to any two presentations taking place within the designated session times; or a single presentation should two friends decide to share the cost.

Gala Awards Dinner

Tickets to the highly acclaimed GALA AWARDS Dinner at, ‘Dockside Cockle Bay’ – overlooking scenic Darling Harbour – on the evening of Sunday 13th March 2011, are now available for sale via the website.

Featuring magnificent food and wines – and open to everybody who appreciates and enjoys the social side of diving –  the OZTeK’11 Gala Awards Dinner will begin at 7 pm and includes: a full three-course gourmet dinner and drinks (unlimited wines, beers and soft drinks), guest speakers, and the opportunity to win one of the many outstanding ‘Lucky Door’ prizes – including overseas trips and state-of-the-art equipment – generously donated by sponsors and exhibitors.

Celebrating the achievements and endeavours of Australia’s leading Divers and Dive Industry personnel a highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the OZTeK’11 AWARDS.

A fun-filled evening with plenty of social networking opportunities,  please click on Gala Dinner Tickets for more information.  

The OZTeK 2012 “Down-Time” Symposium and OZTeK’13

Maintaining its momentum as a leading world forum focussed on advanced diving techniques and technologies, the sponsored two-day, conference-only “Down-Time” symposium will take place over the weekend of the 10 and 11th March 2012.

Details of this – as well as preliminary information on the full-scale OZTeK’13 event – can be viewed in the Media Release section of the website at:

Information and updates on all that’s happening at OZTeK’11 can be viewed on the website in the final days leading up to the event, or be obtained by contacting the organiser at:


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