Tank Cave VR Experience

Tank Cave VR Experience


With caving diving making the news world over, first with the Thai Cave Rescue and, more recently, Australian caver & OZTek speaker, Ryan Kaczkowski, discovering the globally significant collection of ancient bones in Tank Cave, Mount Gambier SA –John Dalla-Zuanna and Wayne Johnson, long time members of the notorious Wetmules and regular cave divers, felt it was time everyone experienced cave diving at least once... and so, they created the Tank Cave VR Experience.

At OZTek2019, for the first time, come and dive a piece of Mount Gambier’s Tank Cave – virtually… John & Wayne have reconstructed a dive into Tank Cave. The VR immersion is a 3D reconstruction from data recently gathered by Richard Harris and will allow participants to sample what it's like to dive in Tank Cave.

The Cave ‘immersion’ will take approximately 3 – 5 minutes – fly through a section of Tank Cave, looking up, down and around. Experience the ‘space’ in 3D, you’ll get to move around, walk up and down the ‘corridor’ and get to see all the incredible cave features.

Technically a first, this is one cave dive you don’t need to watch from the side lines.

The Tank Cave VR will be open all weekend at OZTek2019 Advanced Dive, Travel, Training & Photography Show at Hall 5, International Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

For the Presentation, Freediving & Photography schedules click here.


This video shows some initial alpha testing of one of the sections, and includes the odometry path Richard took during the dive. and you can don a headset and dive there too!