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Black Hills Aquatic Adventures

A Full Service Scuba Diving Shop "Dive Safety Through Education"

Water Temp Update

As of early May, Pactola water temps are in the 40s.

Upcoming Events:

Both classes and events are posted on our event or class calendar
(new online registrations will begin in 2021)

Dive shop is open for all your diving needs, but still following CDC recommendations.

Safety Note:

Please read the signs at both doors (front and back, same sign), this is in the hopes to help keep everyone safe and healthy, mask or no mask your decision we don't judge while trying to accommodate our loyal customers-Thank you Jim, Julie and Staff

Bubble Night is Back:

"Certified Divers Only" (Must present your Dive Certification Card), limited to 12 participants, sign up on line via or call 605-394-5223. Call dive shop if you need equipment rentals as soon as you register with the swim center for bubble night.

Classes: 2020-2021 Season:

Early Registration is needed for all classes due to required on-line portion of each class.

All diving classes will be limited to no more than 6 people to meet Covid-19 recommendations. All non-diving classes will be limited to 8 people. At this time we will still continue with the e-learning portions of all our courses. Classroom sessions will be in person unless otherwise listed. Pool sessions will also be limited to 6 people at a time, to follow with pool restrictions.

  • We will be holding our OPEN WATER/SCUBA DIVER classes every month as long as there is enough interest each month.
  • Advanced Classes will be placed on the schedule the beginning of the year. The Open Water check out dives will most likely be completed in 2021 on scheduled dive trips to Florida or later at Lake Pactola when the water is warmer.
  • Dry Suit and Full Face Mask specialty classes will be starting up (max students 6). Individual or combined course.
  • Dive Rescue Classes will be scheduled as 1 for early April and 1 for June 2021-3 full Weekends are required (DAN BLS, O2, administration, Neurological assessment Courses included). 2 weekend Classroom and pool, 3rd weekend Lake Open Water testing.
  • Divers Alert courses will also be scheduled for each month, on a regular basis.
  • Specialty classes will also be offered at random times during the months.
  • We will also start having free seminars including equipment care and service, information on dive locations and trips.

Dive Trips:

Most trips will have specific safety regulations to meet prior to the trip. BHAA is working with Deep Blue Adventures to set up some dive and adventure trips for the 2021 year, stay tuned for more information- Possibles: Costa Rica Adventure trip, Cozumel, Cayman Islands. In the meantime, please check out Deep Blue Adventures virtual events, which we've added to our calendar. These webinars have been a great way to keep dreaming about travel even while stuck at home. We are also setting up local trips to the Florida Keys and along the eastern coast for a variety of diving.

Check out our dive travel tab for more information (new information coming soon)

Black Hills Aquatic Adventures
Shop here for the latest in SCUBAPRO Equipment. We service, repair and maintain all products we sell.
We offer annual visual cylinder inspections.

NAUI recreational dive classes include: all levels open water to instructor.
Public Safety Diver Classes: Tender and Basic level 
Divers Alert Network Classes: CPR/1st Aid, 1st aid for Hazardous Marine Life injuries, Accident Management
Ocean Reef Courses: Integrated Diving Mask and Communication Course/Accredited Instructor Course (non-agency specific)

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Contact Info
  • Wednesday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Closed Sunday-Tuesday
  • Sunday Classes 9am-4pm
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