American/Veteran Owned

NAUI VA Testing Center

Black Hills Aquatic Adventures is excited that our dive shop has been accepted as a NAUI VA Testing Center.
As a NAUI VA Testing Center we will now be able to offer our military veterans, both active duty and non-active duty, the ability to discover the underwater world.

NAUI is proud to announce that you can use your G.I. Bill® to pay for many of our scuba certifications and licenses.
You can choose from a wide selection of programs we offer. Are you interested in learning to dive, improving your diving skills, and becoming a dive professional? The G.I. Bill® can help you accomplish this. Through these series of programs, you will learn the basics of diving and progress up this guided path to become a professional diver. We can help "Take You as Deep as You Want to Go!"

This program is designed for veterans by veterans. Service members who qualify can be reimbursed for their certifications and licensing exams. Restrictions follow the same guidelines as the VA licensing and certification reimbursement program –please refer to this website:

Service members can use one month of G.I. Bill® benefits per certification or license exam and can progress as far as they want. Service members can use up to one month to six months of benefits to get scuba certified or become a NAUI dive professional. Please see exams and prices below:

VA Exam Catalog - Certifications


Exam Name Certifying Topics Price
NAUI Basic Level Scuba Certification NES-VA010 $1500
NAUI Advanced Level Scuba Certification NES-VA011 $1500
Rescue Scuba Diver Certification NES-VA012 $1500
Master Scuba Diver Certification NES-VA013 $1500



Exam NamePrice
NAUI Instructor NES-VA001 $2000
NAUI Assistant Instructor NES-VA002 $2000
NAUI Divemaster NES-VA003 $2000
NAUI Instructor Trainer NES-VA004 $2000
NAUI Course Director NES-VA005 $2000
Force Blue Scientific Diver NES-VA007 $2000
Force Blue Assistant Scientific Diver NES-VA008 $2000
Public Safety Diving NES-VA009 $2000