Black Hills Aquatic Adventures

$400 of $10,000 raised

What happens when you take an ocean-loving former U.S. Coast Guardsman 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 September of 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 diving for 50+ years, a NAUI instructor for 25 years, and a NAUI Instructor Trainer for 20 years. He is also a paramedic and has experience training emergency medical personnel (First Responders, EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics) as well as community health courses for divers through the Divers Alert Network (DAN) and for professionals/lay people through the American Heart Association.

Jim is a Training Development Coordinator (IT) for the Ocean Reef Group. Instructing and promoting the safe and proper use of their Integrated Diving Mask (FFM), snorkeling mask (FFSM), and underwater/topside communication equipment. Jim loves sharing a new way of recreational diving it’s safe, comfortable, and a fun way to dive. Jim is also an Instructor for the HANDICAPPED SCUBA DIVERS ASSOCIATION  able to work with and certify adaptive people in scuba diving or offer adaptive discover scuba experiences.

They love the water, and they love to help others discover the beauty and serenity of the aquatic world.

402 E Fairmont Blvd
Suite B
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

(605) 791-1262


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Donation Total: $100.00