Advanced Divers – What's Next?

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Areas to consider:

Local diving

At this point you are an experienced diver. A diver that others learn from by watching.

Maybe you're ready to help other diver more formally, actually help out with events and classes.

How do you do that? Start helping out with our events. Pitch in, help out, learn a ton!

Contact us to see how you can help or join us at the lake when we are teaching or hosting events. To find us at the lake, check out the calendar!



At this level you have probably taken the Advanced Open Water class and even some specialty classes. You are ready for some new challenges such as the Rescue Class where you'll learn how to help yourself and others should they have a problem on a dive. Rescue class take 1-2 evenings of class and one weekend at the lake.

You might also consider some of the more advanced specialty classes such as: Deep Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Cavern Diver to name a few. Find all the specialty classes here.

To help others realize your level of training and experience, consider applying for the PADI Master Scuba Diver card. This is the highest non-professional leval at PADI. Contact us for details.



As you advance your skill and education in diving, your continue to treasure the friends and dive buddies your meet along the way. DiveTulsa hosts a number of events that help you stay in touch and meet new people.

In the colder months, we host Show and Tells, where local divers share their dive travel experiences and you have a great chance to meet other divers and share your experiences and questions.

In the warmer months, we host lake events designed to promote diving without expensive and annoying fees. Look for events such as our Gear Tryout Weekend where you can try other people's gear and see what suits you. These events can be found in our newsletter and on our calendar.


Regional Trips

Expand your diving horizons by diving in a wider variety of places. Look for our trips to places such as Bull Shoals Lake or the Blue Hole in New Mexico for easy ways for additional experiences. These events can be found in our newsletter and on our calendar.



One main goal for most divers is travel. Exploring the diving that the world has to offer is one of the most rewarding of all diving experiences.

How do you know where to go? Where to stay, what operation to dive with?

Between the divers in the DiveTulsa network, you'll probably be able to find someone who has been there and can offer real untainted advice.

E-mail us anytime with questions, if we don't know, I bet we know someone who will.


Dive Gear

At this stage you probably own a good deal of your own gear. You may even be ready to upgrade some or all of your gear.

How do you know what to buy? Ask around. Ask us. We dive a lot and try new gear all the time.

Look for our gear tryout events.

Check out our Gear Buying Advice.