Friday, July 12, 2024

OZTek Seeks Award Nominations


Organizers of the upcoming OZTek Dive Show in Australia are calling for nominations for five awards to celebrate the achievements of leading divers and industry personnel.

The awards recognize five main areas of achievement:

  • Media Excellence: For ongoing promotion of ocean awareness and the diving industry, technical or otherwise.
  • Industry Recognition: To acknowledge diving Industry members whose individual efforts have often had a far-reaching impact on the advancement and growth of diving.
  • Outstanding Achievement Award: To recognize deserving individuals whose achievements embody the spirit of diving advancement, adventure, exploration and teamwork.
  • Technical Diver of the Year: For continued outstanding achievements in underwater exploration (includes elements of teamwork, mentoring and inspiration).
  • Emerging Explorer Award: Acknowledgement of an up-and-coming diver (under 35 years old) for their contribution to exploration, research or training in the spirit of team work and community.

OZTek will take place October 1-2, 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

For more info about the awards, click here for the criteria and here to nominate someone.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.