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Welcome to tekDIVE Europe

Here you can find all the practical information about the congress for technical diving that we organise every two years.

Tekdive Europe was organised the first time in 2011 by the technical divers of the infamous “Wreck Dive team”.  At this first edition , we have welcomed more than 350 attendees!  Edition after edition the congress was growing.  The congress is now one of the main technical diving events in Europe.In 2017 we had about 40 exhibitors, about 20 international speakers and different workshops.

The fifth edition will take place on 19 & 20 oktober 2019 in Edegem (near Antwerp).

There are 2 rooms available (a big room for 200 participants and a small room for 60 participants).  Over the years, we invited many big names who gave very memorable lectures, often illustrated with unique photo and film material. Just to name a few : Martyn Farr (UK), Rod Mc Donald (Schotland), Michael Barnette (USA), Curt Bowen (USA), Pim Van Der Horst (Netherlands), Drazen Goricki (Croatia), Aldo Ferruci (Italy), Richard Lundgren (Norway), Barry Mc Gill (Ireland), Don Shirley (South Afrika), Evan Kovacs (USA), Sebastian Popek (Poland), Sabine Kerkau (Germany), Severine Barr (Germany), Steve Sanders (Schotland), Dr Jacek Kot (Poland), Stewie Andrews (Ireland), Immi Wallin (Finland), Sami Paakarinen (Finland), Peter Kubicka (Slovakije) and many many others.  Also many big names of the Belgian diving community -people like Erik Wouters, Peter Brandt and Steven Galicia- have supported our event and continue to do so.

Tekdive is an event for everyone who is passionate about technical and adventurous diving, regardless of your organisation, club, certification or diving experience.

Last but not least, don’t miss our exhibition, where the major manufacturers and dealers from Europe and the USA showcase the newest trends and inventions in technical diving.  The exhibition is more than 1000 m². 


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Tickets & Reservations


Dayticket : 35 euro
Weekendticket : 60 euro

Meet & Greet : 75 euro (drinks included during the meal, from aperitif untill coffee with dessert)


To make a reservation, please send an e-mail to with the following information : NAME + ADDRESS + KIND OF TICKET (day, weekend, ... ) + NUMBER OF TICKETS + NUMBER OF MEET & GREET ATTENDEES.

The payment you can do to :
Wreck Dive Team VZW
IBAN : BE89 8601 1331 6085

Please mention your NAME & FIRST NAME + E-MAIL ADDRESS so we can couple your paiment with your reservationmail. 

The pre-sales on tickets and the meet & greet can take place until 12/10/2019.

Opening hours

saturday : 09.00 until 18.00
sunday: 09.00 until 17.00

Ticket sales will be open 15 minutes earlier.

Meet & Greet : saturday 19.00 until 23.30


Workshops and showcases

Event location

Ter Elst Concress Center
Kattenbroek 1
2650 Edegem
telephone : +32 3 450 90 00
website :


Hotel Ter Elst (Edegem) :



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Our exhibitors:

Underneath you can find the exhibitors for tekdive19.  This list will be completed during the coming weeks and months.  With more than 1000 m² exhibition floor, Tekdive19 is on of the largest exhibitions on technical diving in Europe.  You can find the logo's with website on our facebook page.

Our sponsors:

Our media partners:


Our guest-speakers

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Our speakers have been selected because they have accomplished great achievements in technical diving or they can educate our guests with their knowledge on new materials and developments in the diving business.  There are also lectures dealing with the medical aspects of deep diving.

There are 2 rooms available (a big room for 200 participants and a small room for 60 participants).  In these 2 rooms, more than 20 lectures will be given with some spectacular film footage and photographs about wreck-, cave- and minediving.  This is the list of speakers who already gave a presentation or workshop on tekdive-Europe in the past.

Erik Wouters, Steven Galicia, Vic Verlinden, Frank Vasseur, Selçuk Kolay, Pat Vanstraelen, Immi Wallin, Deborah Johnston, Tomek Stachura, Stefan Matthies, Nico Gerdau, Maren Isigkeit, Edoardo Pavia, Sami Paakkarinen, Brett.B. Hemphill. Stewie Andrews, Attillio Piacente, Dr Jacek Kot, Michael Walz, Konstantin Bogdanov, Ivan Borovikov,Gabriele Paparo, Gleb Lanskoy, Peter Kubicka, Prof. Ballestra , Barry Mc Gill, Martin Farr, Curt Bowen , Richard Lundgren, Don Shirley, Drazen Goricki, Evan Kovacs, Sabine Kerkau, Peter Brandt, Michael Barnette, Pim van der Horst, Rod Mc Donald, Aldo Ferucci, Sebastian Popek , Steve Sanders, Severine Barr ,William Remezond, Tom Suetens,Alain Dobbelaere , Armando Ribeiro, Nath Lasselin, Igor Miholjek, Jounni Polkko, J. Borrazas Villaro, Karel Lavrau, Torsten Waelde, Daan Pol, Darragh Norton, Stefan Pape, Stratis Kas.

Alex Santos

Alex Santos - more info

from: Filipines

profession: professional diver

specialty: body recovery - wrecks

subject of presentation: The dive that nobody wants to make

short content:
Alex Santos will give us information and show footage of real underwater rescue activities. He will explain the dangers and the problems for recovering boddies from wrecks. The wreckdivers among us see wrecks, most of the time, who are on the bottom of the sea for many years. This presentation gives you a look on the timescale between 'ship' & 'wreck'.

Catherine De Maeyer

Catherine De Maeyer - more info

from: Belgium

profession: cardiologist

specialty: Dive medicine

subject of presentation: Aging effect on (technical) divers

short content:
Aging affects all organ systems, not only the cardiovascular and pneumological, but also the neurological system and the senses. The talk of dr. De Maeyer focusses on these effects in the aging technical diver, taking into account the effect on the body’s physiology and gas exchange and highlighting some possibly unexpected issues and precautionary measures.

Dimitris Galon

Dimitris Galon - more info

from: Turkey


specialty: wreck - CCR

subject of presentation: “The ship that changed the flow of history” – The German Imperial Light Cruiser S.M.S. BRESLAU

short content:
On this exhibition, Dimitris will present under the title, “The ship that changed the flow of history” the expedition that took place in September 2018 having as aim to dive, examine and document the German Imperial Light Cruiser S.M.S. BRESLAU a century after her sinking. She sank on January 20, 1918, off the Dardanelles, Turkey, after striking five British mines. In terms of her historical significance, the S.M.S. BRESLAU could be considered as the most important existing historical shipwreck of the Eastern Mediterranean.