Chuck's Scuba and Travel Fun Page

Chuck Chatham

Royal, Arkansas
SSI - Dive Control Specialist
Check out some of my Favorite Travel Places:

Upcoming Dive Trips

Curacao Aug 20 - Sep 3

Looking forward to two weeks staying in a quaint little private home in Willemstad for the first week and at All West Diving & Appartments in Westpunt for the second. Near dive ops for me and convenient to shopping and the beach for my wife.  Anyone interested in going during the same time and buddying up for some shore diving?

Lake Ouachita - Arkansas

Fresh Water Scuba Diving Paradise
And - - - My Favorite Dive Spot

The fishing is great,but in settings like this who cares? Lake Ouachita's Brady Mtn Campground was voted recently as having some of the most beautiful campsites over all the hundreds of campgrounds in the entire Reserve America system!!! This beautiful lake of some 55,000 acres is centered within the 1.3 million acres of the Ouachita National Forest. It is known for its clear waters and is surrounded by scenic mountains and sprinkled with lots of islands to explore. There's lots of room for fun here with no end in sight.

Fishing, camping, scuba diving, hunting, or just relaxing around the water are all fabulous activities at beautiful Lake Ouachita.

For non-campers there are lots of places to stay nearby in Hot Springs and surrounding communities. You can enjoy the lake as well as the many other tourist attractions in the Hot Springs area.

There are lots of water activities that are popular around Lake Ouachita. The beautiful clear waters are ideal for swimming, water skiing, tubing and cruising along the myriad of islands and coves. Typical summer water temperatures run from the mid 70s in May and October to the low 90s in August.

Fishing is great and the lake hosts numerous Bass tournaments anually. In addition to bass the lake produces lots of stripers, crappie, blue gill, red-ears, catfish and walleye.

To see more about beautiful Lake Ouachita click on this link .

Lake Ouachita Scuba Tours

This is my limo on the water. Guess you could call it my Scuba Tour Bus seen here parked right alongside the Lake Ouachita Scuba Center at Brady Mountain Resort on Lake Ouachita.

For more information on my Scuba Tours go to: Lake Ouachita Scuba Tours.


Chuck Chatham
P.O Box 62
Royal, AR 71968

The Lake Ouachita Dive Center (LODC) offers scuba sales, air fills, and rental equipment right on the lake during the summer months. You can also pick them up at the Scuba and Archery Center in Hot Springs year round.

If you are not yet certified, contact the Scuba and Archery center for the next Open Water dive classes. Open Water Classes are done in the lake from May thru September each year. Winter time classes begin in Feburary for the classroom and pool work with the Open Water portion then completed in May as waters in the lake warm.

Standard two week and accelerated three day open water classes are offered as well advanced classes. For the latest up to date information call SAC at (501)623-7062

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