Courses & Training

Scuba Discover Diving Experience

* 2 hours

The Discover Scuba Diving program introduces students to scuba diving in a highly supervised, controlled, and relaxed manner.  Under the guidance of a certified professional, non-divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment, and swim around underwater while being closely supervised.


The session includes poolside instruction, full SCUBA Unit (BCD, mask, regulators, tank, and weights), and pool.  Students will need to provide a swimsuit and towel.  Must be 10 years or older.

Open Water Diver Course

( Virtual Classroom available)

* 3 days

The Open Water Diver Course teaches student divers the foundational knowledge and skills they need to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision.  The program is divided into 3 phases, where student will progress from a classroom knowledge session to a series of confined pool training dives to 2-day open water dives.

The class includes the Open Water Manual, Diver Log Book, Classroom instruction and certification fees, full SCUBA Unit (BCD, regulators, tanks, and weights), pool training, and open water check-out dives.

Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty

( Virtual Classroom available)

* 2 days

The Advanced Adventure Diver course provides divers with a structured means to explore special diving interests and gain dive experience.  Once comfortable with basic skills, conquer new tasks, explore diverse environments, and experience new adventures.  With a convenient and flexible diving education program, divers can choose the dives that interest them and sample activities from boat to wreck diving.

The class includes an Advance Adventure Manual, knowledge quest, instructor and certification fees, full SCUBA Unit (BCD, regulator, tanks, and weights), and (5) five adventure dives.

Rescue Diver Course

(Virtual Classroom available)

* 2 days

Divemaster Course

* Minimum 3 weeks - required 40 dives to start and  60 dives to complete

Divers Alert Network (DAN)


(Virtual Classroom available)

* 4 hours


The Divemaster course builds on the problem-solving skills developed in the Rescue Diver program and extends the divers application from accident management and prevention to supervisory situations with students and certified divers.  The course helps divers form the appropriate leadership attitude and prepares them to make sound judgment calls.  Divemasters learn to problem-solve safety-related issues, and to have a positive, solution-oriented attitude toward customer service, business, and operational challenges.

The class includes the Dive Master Instruction Pack, instructor and certification fees, tanks, and weights.

* Divemaster Applications fees are not included

The Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver's knowledge and experience.  Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers.  Rescue Driver training expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills divers learn beginning with the Open Water Diver course.  At the Rescue Diver level, divers are ready to learn and manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency.

The class includes the Rescue Diver Manual, knowledge quest, instructor and certification fees, open water training at the local quarry, and full SCUBA Unit (BCD, regulators, tanks, and weights).

The Diver's Alert Network is key in equipping all divers, from recreational to professional, with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively handle a multitude of First Aid or Diving Emergencies.  These courses will equip you with the necessary training to manage, delegate and execute emergency procedures should an accident occur.  Many dive locations around the world are remote with little or delayed access to professional medical facilities and treatment.  By gaining the experience and confidence to handle an array of emergency scenarios, you as the first responder will play a critical role in bridging the gap between the onsite emergency and treatment from medical personal.   Upon completion of a DAN course, your knowledge fosters a more safe, competent, and reliable dive environment for not only you but the people around you as well.  These are must-have certifications for the traveler,  local diver, or professional.

Black Pearl Scuba offers the following DAN courses (Select the Icon below to learn more about the class):

Lynchburg First Aid

Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

Specialty Courses

(Some courses are available thru Virtual Classroon)

*  Days Vary

Bedford First Aid

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Danville First Aid

Neurological Assessment

Lynchburg First Aid

Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

Bedford First Aid

CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid

Danville First Aid

Diving Emergency Management Provider

Lynchburg First Aid

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

Specialty courses are a get way to expand your diving knowledge and keep your SCUBA diving skills at their best.  Black Pearl Scuba has instructors qualified to teach a wide range of specialty courses.  By enrolling in a specialty, you will not only gain a wealth of new knowledge about diving in a particular environment or situation, but you'll have a great time doing it.  Through theory, skill development, and practical application, the Specialty Diver has a significant knowledge base to pull from which adds to their diving expertise.  Put more certifications under your belt.  Contact us for a specific specialty.


Wreck Diver

Boat Diver

Deep Diver


Full Face Mask

Sidemount Diver

Gas Blender

Enhanced Air Diver


Drysuit Diver

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