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Black Hills Aquatic Adventures

Black Hills Aquatic Adventures

 (605) 791-1262

NAUI Classes 
Early registration required (minimum 1 week) for all classes due to on-line portion that needs to be completed prior to 1st class session 

Skin Diver/Junior Skin Diver

Fun for the whole family, this snorkeling certification class is for 8 year-olds and older whether you are an accomplished swimmer or someone who has never spent time in the water. Learn more at NAUI .... Price: $124.99

Introduction to Scuba diving 

The Discover SCUBA is an introductory, non-certification program that will introduce non-divers to scuba diving under closely controlled conditions. Learn more at NAUI ....
Price: $74.99 
See upcoming class dates Space and equipment are limited, please call to reserve

Open Water Scuba Diver

Begin your underwater explorations by enrolling in a NAUI Scuba Diver class. This is our entry-level certification course where you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely dive in open water. Learn more at NAUI .... Dual Certification: SCUBA Diver and NITROX Diver-----$559.99
Additional certification: Ocean Reef Full Face Mask (IDM) 1 day extra $150.00

See upcoming class dates Space and equipment are limited, please call to reserve

Advanced Scuba Diver Dual Course (NITROX certification)

This is an introductory course that allows individuals to learn about specialties and diving activities of particular interest. Your confidence and skill as a diver will increase while you experience the excitement of learning more about the underwater world. BHAA includes the required  3 main specialty dives: deep dive, navigation, night/limited visibility dives. Added introductory specialties to the course: boat, altitude, search and recovery/light salvage,  for a total of 7 or 8 specialties. NITROX (EANx) 
Learn more at NAUI ....
$350.00 ........ Dual Certification (NITROX certification) .....$450.00

Estimated class time-20 hours, 6 online hours, 6 class room hours/, 8 dive hours
Suggested number of Logged Dives for this course is15 or more
Divers' own standard equipment (Regulator, BCD, Wetsuit)  or rental can be arranged 
ADDITIONAL Equipment Required:
2 U. W. flash lights (primary, back-up) Altitude, and standard writing slate

Rescue Diver
(Early registration required online portion completed prior to class)

This course trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and effectively handle limited in water problems and diving emergencies. Included are: assists, transports, surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat- and shore-based skin and scuba divers. The course meets the prerequisite rescue training for NAUI Skin Diving Instructor, NAUI Assistant Instructor, NAUI Divemaster and NAUI Instructor certifications. Note: Adult CPR training (approximately four hours) meets the requirement for Rescue Scuba Diver certification. However additional CPR training that includes two-person CPR and the use of rescue breathing barrier devices, e.g., pocket mask, face shield, is required to meet the requirements for NAUI leadership certification.-----
$349.99 price Includes course materials

  • Estimated Hours are 24: 12 online, 4 class room, 4 pool, 4 dive hours
  • Class Limited to six Students with a minimum 4 students
  • Students must be a minimum of 15 years old adult certification (junior certification 10-14)
  • Suggested number of minimum logged dives for this course is 25 or more  (call Dive Shop)
  • DAN Diver 1st Aid for the Professional certification included see dan courses)

Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver-Dual Certifications

This is a certification course for experienced certified scuba divers who desire to assume greater rescue capabilities during diving activities. This training includes all the rescue skills required in a basic diving course, and then expands on those skills with (in water extrication, Basic life Support: CPR/1st aid, O2 administration, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life, and Neurological Assessments), while also emphasizing accident supervision and management with practical applications in open water. This course requires the highest level of commitment on the student's part. Learn more at NAUI .... $449.99

  • Estimated Hours are 48: 12 online, 20 class room, 8 pool, 8 dive hours
  • Class Limited to six Students with a minimum 4 students
  • Prerequisits:
  • Must have NAUI Rescue Diver or equivilant  (can be combined with this class)
  • Students must be a minimum of 17 years old
  • Suggested number of minimum logged dives for this course is 25-50.
  • DAN Diver 1st Aid for the Professional certification included ( see DAN courses)

Refresher Class

Has it been awhile since you've been scuba diving? Take a refresher course to bone up on the basics and regain your confidence. .... $79.99 w/own equipment-----$124.99 w/shop equipment 
Class is held second (2nd) Sunday of each month. Space limited, call to reserve,

Leadership Courses

Master Scuba Diver/Trainig Assistant (dual course)
One class offered per year

While Master Scuba Diver is not concidered a leadership course on its owne combining it with the Training Assistant course makes it a great prerequisit to the Dive Master and Instructor courses.

Gain the in-depth knowledge and experience that will distinguish you as a leader in any diving club or group. Thrill to the adventure of open-water dives in settings that will test skills and expand your diving capabilities and experience. Refresh your memory from your advanced and rescue dives, work on understanding in greater depth about DCS, calculating air consumption, respiratory minute volume and much more..... Learn more at NAUI .... $399.99

Dive Master Course

The NAUI Divemaster rating is the highest NAUI leadership level certification except for instructor. The program is designed to train experienced and knowledgeable divers to organize and conduct enjoyable open water dives for certified divers. If all other prerequisites are met, a current NAUI Divemaster is qualified to enter a NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC). $599.99

Public Safety Diver


Public Safety Divers are a special breed! Many start as recreational divers, but because of their intense desire to serve their local communities many join local volunteer and paid Public Safety Dive Teams to provide emergency, rescue and investigative services to the public.
The NAUI Public Safety Diver program introduces the fundamental skills needed by Public Safety Divers during underwater search, rescue and recovery operations. The NAUI Public Safety Diver course is an entry-level course in public safety diving.
Minimum age for these courses is 18 years plus certification as a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver or equivalent, a minimum of 20 open water scuba dives and current certification in first aid and CPR at the professional rescuer level. Contact us for additional details regarding prerequisites and requirements for this program. .$499.99 
Please stop in the shop for more information

Added Specialties and Advanced Courses

These courses provide the diver with the skills and knowledge to enjoy special activities while minimizing the risks. Upon successful completion of any one of these courses, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without special supervision. Learn more at NAUI....

Base Price $200.00----plus specialty equipment if required.

  • Night Diver, Deep Diver, Search and Recovery, External Wreck Diver
  • Nitrox Diver, Underwater Environment, Underwater Ecologist
  • Underwater Photographer/Videographer
  • Underwater Archeologist, Hunter and Collector
  • Advanced Rescue Diver-for professionals
  • Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask (IDM/FFM)
  • Ocean Reef Underwater Communications

Drysuit Diving

With Dry Suit Purchase from BHAA-$79.99

Cold water environments (temperatures about 65 degrees and lower) such as the kelp forests in California, wreck diving in the Great Lakes, and here in our own back yard of South Dakota require specialized equipment. The DRYSUIT helps maintain diver warmth and comfort, conserve energy, decrease fatigue while underwater as well as keeping the diver warm at the surface.

While not difficult to use, there are a number of procedures you need to learn, for your safety, comfort and suit maintenance. $200.00  With dry suit rental $285.00

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Cold Water (40 degrees/Lower) and Recreational Ice Diving

This Specialty can be extremely challenging, it requires thoughtful planning, preperation, training, and the utmost dedication to SAFETY.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced Diver or Higher
  • 50 or more logged open water dives
  • Prior Dry Suite , and Night/limited Visibility Specialty Training

Course includes: 4 Class room, 2 Pool, 2 land Safety preparation and 3 Open water Dives

Class Room topics covered in this course are:

  • Cold Weather Environments
  • Equipment-both diver and support
  • Ice Diving Operations
  • Dive Planning and Personnel
  • The Dive
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures

Please contact the dive shop for more information and pricing.



Recreational and Professional Masks
Your dive mask is your window to the underwater world. Full Face Masks bring in a greater view, allow you to breath naturally through both your mouth and nose, which creates more comfort, less stress during your dive and eventually reduces your air consumption giving you more bottom time (but still staying within table or computer limits).

This course is designed to help the IDM diver become knowledgeable and to learn the skills and equipment needed to safely dive using an IDM.
Price: $284.99 with IDM and regulator rental.  With IDM purchase: $79.99

Ocean Reef Underwater  Communications Training

In every phase of human history communication has made a powerful impression. In this course we will explain what diving communication is, how it works, how it can be used and and show its benefits. We believe an in-depth understanding of how to communicate underwater is a crucial step in the growth and safety of the new and experienced Diver.
Prerequisites IDM/FFM certification
Price: $159.99     With IDM and Communications system purchase $79.99

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