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Black Hills Aquatic Adventures

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

About Us

What happens when you take an ocean-loving former U.S Coast Guardsmen and plop him into the beautiful but land-locked Black Hills of South Dakota? Black Hills Aquatic Adventures happens.

Husband and wife team Jim Wallace and Julie Hallstrom opened this Rapid City-based dive shop in 2016, taking pride in offering quality equipment and safe, comfortable training. NAUI’s definition of diving is “dive safety through education,” and with this motto in mind, Jim and his staff combine safety and fun into an adventure for a lifetime.

Jim has been a NAUI instructor for 23 years and a NAUI Instructor Trainer for 19 years. He is also a paramedic and has experience training emergency medical personnel (First Responders, EMTs, AEMTs, Paramedics) as well as community health courses for divers through Divers Alert Network (DAN) and for professionals/laypeople through American Heart Association.

We love the water, and we love to help others discover the beauty and serenity of our aquatic world.

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