PADI - The Way the World Learns to Dive™

  • Get Trained
    Complete your Open Water Training in our onsite pool or take additional training. Check out all our course offerings.
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  • Get Gear
    We offer gear from major manufacturers including Aqualung, Oceanic, Sherwood and Zeagle. Earn Credit and Save Money with our Customer Loyalty Program
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  • Get Traveling
    A large variety of dive sites are just  a 1 1/2 hour drive away very accessible to all.  Want to travel a bit further. let us bring you to the best diving in the in the world.
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  • Wrecks in Central New York Waterways
    The waterways of Central New York are filled with wrecks that have yet to be discovered and documented. This is a great opportunity for local divers.
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  • Tim Caza is Leading a Research Effort
    Tim Caza is a USCG Captain and has been an active scuba diver for over 37 years, specializing in wreck diving, search and discoveries.  
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  • Join our Wreck Research Group
    Working with Tim, Aquatic World is establishing a Wreck Research and Preservation group. All divers are welcome. This group will focus on preserving wrecks for future generations.
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  • We're a fun group!
    We have fun -  We always have at least one contest for each trip, we are upbeat, and we love to laugh. 
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  • We check out each location first
    Our trip leaders have been to each location in advance and have determined the food, accommodations, service and diving meet our standard to return with a group.
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  • Our trips are guided
    We lead guided trips - We are there for you every step of the way.  We will help you book the airlines,  we will tell you what to pack, arrange airport transfers, meals, diving, and other activities. 
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  • The Tale of the Thomas H. By: Captain Tim Caza   The Thomas H was a tugboat built in 1898 at a shipyard on the tip of Staten Island in New York.  The tug was 70.2 feet in length, 8.9 feet in depth with a beam of 19.1 […]
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  • The Thousand Islands - Above and BelowBy: Local Dive Instructor, Scott Edick Located along the majestic St. Lawrence River, bordering New York State from Canada, the Thousand Islands region has long been known as a popular tourist area. The […]
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  • What to expect when you train with…By: Jim Novak, Aquatic World Training Director "Train with Aquatic World...what to expect, what not to expect and how to prepare makes all the difference."   What are some of the things that run […]
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Welcome to AQUATIC WORLD of North Syracuse - Off Taft near the DMV

Your Central New York Dive and Travel Professionals


Whether you’re thinking about Learning to Dive or you’re already certified and looking to head out on a trip, we’re here to help.  A few of the services we offer:

  • PADI Open Water certification and a full line of PADI Courses
  • Sale and service of a full line of dive equipment from major manufacturers.
  • Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster, Assistant Instructor and Instructor training.
  • Trips to local and exotic locations that are perfect for diving. 
  • Flexible training options and schedules.
  • The best prices on programs.
  • Training and gear purchase incentives.
  • Use of the only on-site pool in Central New York.

Because we're able to offer an on-site pool, training is always convenient, fun, and safe. You don't have to haul your gear all over town for classes, you get to enjoy more time in the water for practice, and you enjoy flexibility when it comes to scheduling. Additionally, you will have access to the pool after you get certified and purchase a life support package, so you can be sure to keep your diving skills sharp.

Want to have a fun filled, exciting, stress free vacation?  Let Aquatic World’s premier dive travel program handle all the details for you! You, your family, and friends just show up at the airport packed and ready to go! Our Travel Coordinator Sharon Corcoran (who is a highly experienced diver and has journeyed all over the world) handles all of the details. You’ll enjoy the trip of a lifetime, without the stress. 

If you're looking to learn how to dive in a safe, convenient, and positive atmosphere, you'll want to work with our PADI-certified training staff. We offer programs for people of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. Our wide range of PADI (the most accepted name in dive certification) programs will leave you fully prepared for a new adventure. Once you're certified, trust Aquatic World to plan a once-in-a-lifetime dive trip that allows you to put your skills to use, while making long-lasting memories with other scuba diving enthusiasts.

When it comes to scuba diving in Central New York, trust Aquatic World off Taft for all of your training, travel, and gear-related needs.

Aquatic World Pool

 Aquatic World is the only Shop in Central New York with an Onsite Pool