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SDI Recreational Diving Courses

Scuba Discover Diving Experience

* 2 hours onsite

Open Water Diver Course

( Virtual Classroom available)

* 3 days onsite

Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty

( Virtual Classroom available)

* 2 days onsite

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.

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.

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 onsite

Divemaster Course

* Minimum 6 weeks - required 40 dives to start and  60 dives to complete

Divers Alert Network (DAN)


(Virtual Classroom available)

* 4 hours onsite

DAN Courses

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):

Specialty Course

Specialty Courses

(Some courses are available thru Virtual Classroon)

*  Days Vary

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

Lynchburg First Aid

Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

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

TDI Technical Diving Courses

TDI Technical Diving Courses


(Virtual Classroom available)

* 2 hours onsite

This is the entry-level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22 through 40 percent oxygen content.

Advanced Nitrox

4 Days onsite


(Virtual Classroom available)

* 1 Day onsite

This course is designed to teach certified divers how to safely utilize sidemounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted configuration. The course is strictly non-decompression with a maximum depth limit of 40m/130ft, or within the limit of the student’s current certification, whichever is shallower.

Intro to Tech

* 1 Day onsite

The TDI Intro to Tech course introduces students to the world of technical diving. This course is designed as an introductory course to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI Decompression Procedures Course. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with technical equipment configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness), and to introduce students to advanced gas planning techniques within a no-decompression context. This course is strictly a no-decompression course; students are permitted to use enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes, provided the gas mix is within their current level of certification

Decompression Procedures

* 5 Days onsite

This course examines the use of EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for optimal mixes to a depth of 40 metres / 130 feet. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilizing EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for dives not requiring staged decompression.

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Wreck, or Full Cave Course. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres / 150 feet. The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-up and decompression techniques are presented. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes or oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.

ERDI Public Safety Diving Courses

ERDI PS Divig Courses


* 3 Days onsite


* 2 Days onsite


* 1 Days onsite

This first level Emergency Response Diving Course is designed to give the certified open water diver, or open water certified public safety diver, the fundamental skills needed to safely function as part of an OSHA and NFPA compliant public safety dive team in both the diver and tender roles.

The ERD II Course furthers the public safety diver’s knowledge and advances skill sets for emergency response diving. The ERD II Course will examine lifting techniques, encapsulation, a victim’s death, as well as, physiological changes a submerged body undergoes, mechanics of drowning, handling of remains, environmental issues, full face mask and dry suit use.

The ERD Tender Course trains team personnel to properly line tend and participate within the public safety dive team in a non-diving roll. The ERD Tender role is so critical to the success of the mission and the team, some teams utilize their most experienced diver to fulfill the role.

ERDI Dry Suit

* 1 Days onsite

The ERD Dry Suit Ops Course develops the knowledge and skills that are necessary for dry suit diving operations in emergency response diving. Introducing fundamental skills of dry suit diving and other important topics such as; encapsulation, contaminated environments, protecting portable water supplies and decontamination procedures.

ERDI Full Face 

* 2 Days onsite

The ERD Full Face Mask Course provides the skills and knowledge for the ERD diver to utilize full face masks for emergency response diving.

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