Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Oklahoma
Ready to check out the best sites in Oklahoma for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 5 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Oklahoma to suit your needs.
#1 - Lake Tenkiller
The scuba diving park features underwater attractions ranging from a completely submerged school bus to various sunken boats and their new additions includes an aircraft fuselage. At 50 degrees from the access ramp is a marble plaque in 17 feet of water, then on out is a submerged boat at 27 feet, at 330 degrees off the access ramp and 114 feet from the ramp is two submerged boats side by side, at 60 degrees and 145 feet from the access ramp is a school bus in 26 feet. The top of the school bus is 17 feet deep, the bus is 24 feet long. 40 feet from the bus is a submerged airplane. There is a bouy line running off a bluff into 100 feet of water. Near the dam is a rock face with a small cave. There is camping and restrooms at the access ramp. Lots of catfish, ells, and other freshwater fish in the diving park. Visibility varies with the amount of rain that has emptied into the lake within the last week, it is on average about 10 to 15 feet at 25 feet and clears to about 25 feet on good days. Some days visibility is as little as 2 feet if there has been lots of rain. Diving equipment sales and rental is avalible at Nautical Adventures Scuba at Cookson, and also Gene's Aqua Pro Shop at Strayhorn. Directions: Eastern Oklahoma. Driving on I-40 east of U.S 69 and west of Vian Oklahoma, take exit 287, follow Hwy 100 north through Gore to park. Westbound I-40, take exit 297, 10 miles north on SH 82 to SH 100, 3 miles south to Tenkiller State Park. Water Access is from shore off the end of a concrete ramp. The end of the ramp is 6 feet below surface (walk in access). Lake Tenkiller is also known as Fisherman's Point.
#2 - Lake Elmer Thomas
Visibility is average. Lake fish are interesting to see. Once in the water, the lake bed can have a steep drop to deeper depths. Just northwest of Lawton, Oklahoma on 281, 7 miles west on 49. This is a lake, so diving is available directly from the shore.
#4 - Lake Murray
there are more platforms and wreckage. check at the dive shop at Marina /beach. Jay has rentals if you forgot any thing . He is open noon to 5:30 Friday and all day Saturday and Suynday. June and July not great visiblilty even after 2 thermoclines. Much better in May but need wetsuit. Caution zebra mussels very sharp and get on every thing WEAR GLOVES. Lake Murray State Park. Marietta landing