At first, you may think that diving in Oklahoma is not an option but this is where you are wrong. The two major diving areas in Oklahoma are Tenkiller Lake and Broken Bow Lake, both located in eastern Oklahoma.
Lake Tenkiller- the divers choice and the deepest lake in Oklahoma reaches 165 feet/50 meters in some places, and is therefore usually the clearest of Oklahoma's dive sites. The high, rocky cliffs and wooded shoreline offer a truly special view. For the nature enthusiasts, there are nature trails, plant identification and bird watching programmes to enjoy after your dive.
Broken Bow Lane is another popular amongst divers. The densely forested mountains surrounding the lake is a haven for birds and marine life alike. Covering 14,000 acres and bordered by 180 miles of shoreline, it’s the perfect destination for divers to observe sunfish, crappie, large and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, rainbow trout, and you may even catch a glimpse of a freshwater jellyfish.
The lakes in Oklahoma will require a 5/7mm wetsuit and a drysuit in the cooler months. We recommend you contact the local site when planning your dive to make sure the lake is open to divers at that time of year.
Visibility in the lakes vary but typically sit between 10-40 feet3/12 meters, with water temperatures around 60-83°F/ 15/28°C from late spring to early fall.
Will Rogers World Airport offers is the biggest airport in Oklahoma with nonstop air service to 20 destinations in the U.S., including west and east coast cities.
Once landed, there are taxi, shuttle and bus services into the state or another option is to rent a car.