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Black Hills Aquatic Adventures

Black Hills Aquatic Adventures

Start your many marine adventures here with us...

 (605) 791-1262

Hours of Operation
Wed-Fri: 10am-5pm
(Winter hours: Thu close 4pm)
Sat: 9am-5pm
Closed Sun-Tues
402 E Fairmont Blvd, Ste B
Rapid City, SD 57701

Water Temp Update

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

Upcoming Courses

Learn how to scuba dive all year long. We offer open water classes almost every month. Click to check class dates


Shop from the comfort of your home (we sure will be glad to see you in person though). Shop online

Dive Travel

We are getting ready for another trip to the Florida Keys at the beginning of September.   The diving and  weather should be reasonable, the water temperature should be in the 80's, we should still be able to observe some of the summer marine life and colors with a possible winter transition. The sea should be calm and friendly. And as usual at Sharkey's, Skippers, and the Fish House the food will be great. 

Discover scuba with us!

Thank you to Wet Souls youtube channel for mentioning us and producing great content for scuba divers and those investigating the sport.

Classes all through the year.

Featured Products

Upcoming Events: Check Class or Event Calendars for class dates. 


BHAA, through the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), is proud to announce that you can use your G.I. Bill® to pay for many of our scuba certifications and licenses. You can choose from a wide selection of programs we offer.
Are you interested in learning to dive, improving your diving skills, and becoming a dive professional? The G.I. Bill® can help you accomplish this.
Through these series of programs, you will learn the basics of diving and progress up this guided path to become a professional diver.
We can help "Take You as Deep as You Want to Go!"

This program is designed for veterans by veterans. Service members who qualify can be reimbursed for their certifications and licensing exams. Restrictions follow the same guidelines as the VA licensing and certification reimbursement program –

Advanced SCUBA diver Class coming in August
Dry-Suit Class coming in September
Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask (IDM) Class September (can be a Combo with Dry-suit)

Adaptive SCUBA Diving: 
We are proud to announce that BHAA is now a member of the HANDICAPPED SCUBA DIVERS' ASSOCIATION and can now train and certify (once requirements are met) Adaptive (handicapped) divers and their dive buddies in 0pen water and advanced open water certifications. We can usually work with such disabilities as PTSD, Para and Quadriplegia, Amputees, TBI injuries, Developmental Disabilities and more ... Please feel free to contact Jim at the dive shop for more information,

Florida Dive Trip September 2022

Dates September 10th to September 17th 2022: Staying at the Marina del Mar, Diving with Rainbow Reef
Working on our own boat, we need 20 people to make it right!

Dive Trip 2024: FIJI Islands:  BEQA LAGOON RESORT:     


Check out our web page, facebook page, or stop in to the shop for more information

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 2022 year, stay tuned for more information- 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 Diving courses include: all levels open water to instructor.
NAUI-VA Testing Center: you can use your G.I. Bill® to pay for many of our scuba certifications and licenses. 
Divers Alert Network courses: 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)
Handicapped SCUBA Divers International courses: Instructing disabled persons and dive buddies in all levels of adaptive diving using specially designed adaptive diving equipment

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 Phone: (605) 791-1262
 402 E Fairmont Blvd, Ste B
 Rapid City, SD 57701