Binghamton Scuba Classes Get Certified in Binghamton

Aquatic World now offers classes in Binghamton!

Mike BallasAquatic World is proud to offer classes for students in the Binghamton area. We receive many inquiries from this part of the state and are now expanding our services to this area. We are lucky to have an excellent Instructor, Mike Ballas, located in Binghamton. Mike is dedicated to bringing the underwater experience to new students. 

We use local pool facilities in the Binghamton, NY area for confined water skill training and Dutch Springs Dive Park for open water checkout dives. Unfortunately there is an additonal cost for these. We try to hold class with 3 to 6 students to lower the cost for all and can provide you an exact quote when you contact the shop or Mike. 

All Aquatic World Dive Students receive the Base price for the Instructional with Personal Gear Package.

 

Binghamton OW Oct 2018

A little about Mike

 

My name is Mike Ballas and I am your Aquatic World South instructor.  By day, I am an Instructional Designer and have been facilitating and designing training programs for 30 years.  I have always been fascinated with what is under the surface of the water; whether it is the aquatic life or shipwrecks.  I wanted to know and see what was down there.  So, in 2006, I took the plunge and obtained my PADI Open Water certification.  I immediately knew that with my love for training I wanted to continue on and become a PADI Dive Instructor.  Besides, what a perfect fit – my career passion (training) and my love for diving.  Now by night (and weekends), I enjoy sharing my passion of diving with my student divers!

Qualifications

PADI MSDT and EFR Instructor

Certified to teach the following specialty courses:  Altitude, Boat, Deep, Drift, Enriched Air, Multi-Level, Night, PPB, Project Aware, and Underwater Photography

Background:  I served over 10 years in the US Navy as a Chief Machinist Mate on board nuclear fast attack submarines.  My last duty   station was in Saratoga Springs, NY teaching people how to run and maintain a nuclear power plant and steam propulsion systems.   This is when I fell in love with training.  When I got out of the service I took a job at The Raymond Corporation and relocated to   Binghamton, NY.  In July of 2006, I decided to try a lifelong interest of scuba diving.  I was immediately hooked.  Since, then I have continued my dive education and earned my instructor certification in Glens Falls, NY. 

Mike's motivation - "a different world awaits you under the sea"

Get information

To find out more you can contact Mike by clicking the link below. You can also contact Aquatic World directly. We are excited about expanding to this area and serving the needs of current and future divers.

Click here to email Mike @ bcdlearntodive@aol.com

or

Call the Shop (315) 458-1955 

 

 
 
Start DateCoursesLocation 
10 Dec 2018Dry Suit DiverShow Details

Dry Suit Diver (JP DRY 12/10/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Lecture & pool - Mon 10 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Dive 1
  • Dive 2

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03 Jan 2019Scuba ReviewShow Details

Scuba Review (SR 1/3/2019)

  • Confined water & lecture - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 17:00 to 20:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Private cuba Review. Not open to general enrollment.

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08 Jan 2019Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (MJB Binghamton OW 1/8/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Open water day 2 - Sun 02 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 01 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Class day 1 - Tue 08 Jan 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 2 - Thu 10 Jan 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 3 - Tue 15 Jan 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 15:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 2 - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 15:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

This is a PADI Open Water Referral Course - the first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during the winter months and finish the Open Water Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class, then complete the required 4 dives two ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or Summer at Dutch Springs or 2) Through the PADI Referral program a PADI Dive Center or at a Resort. This is a great way to become Certified. Start your PADI OW Dive Training! Your PADI Instructor will contact you with your classroom and pool locations. In addition, a pol review day will be scheduled in late April or mid-May for those plannign to go to Dutch in June. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer

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11 Jan 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (OW 1/11/2019)

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Class is forming, depending on number of Students available wanting to take class on this weekend.

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19 Jan 2019Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (JYL EANX 1/19/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Lecture 1 - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Diving with Oxygen Enriched air allows you to extend your bottom time. This course canb be given in a 4 hour class and does not require pool not open water diving. You can prepare for your next dive vacation by getting NITROX certified before your departure. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up!

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09 Feb 2019Binghamton Coral Reef ConservationShow Details

Binghamton Coral Reef Conservation (MJB_DTR 2/9/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Classroom - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 12:00 to 15:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

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09 Feb 2019Binghamton Project AwareShow Details

Binghamton Project Aware (MJB_Binghamton_PA 2/9/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 12:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Learn more about our Aquatic World and the efforts to save it. This is a great course anytime of the year, but because no dives are required - what a great way to stay mentally intune with diving over those cold winter months.

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09 Feb 2019EFR: Prim and Scnd Care (CPR & First Aid) with AEDShow Details

EFR: Prim and Scnd Care (CPR & First Aid) with AED (JYL EFR 2/9/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Efr primary and second care - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

The ability to provide CPR first aid assistance is a skill that has application in all area of our lives. To continue in your PADI scuba education towards professional levels this skill is a required. With this course you will be certified as an Emergency First Responder for the EFR organization. This is a class only session of about 4 hours. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up.

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23 Feb 2019Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (Utica EANX 2/23/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Lecture 1 - Sat 23 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Utica/Rome, New York

Join Instructor Jean-Yves Latour, in the Rome/Utica area to complete your Enriched Air "NITROX" certification. Extend bottom time, shorten surface interval, just a few of the benefits. This hands on course is great for a winter time class in New York. No pool session or open water dives required. Call and get signed up today.

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01 Mar 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (JYL OW 3/1/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 01 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 02 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 03 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 15 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 16 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Make up class

The Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the class and pool sessions during Winter months and finish th Open Water Dives one of two ways: 1) Open Water Dives in the Summer here in NY, 2019. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a PADI Dive Resort. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a "Yes" answer.

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09 Mar 2019Binghamton Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving (MJB_DSD 3/9/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Classroom/pool - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

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09 Mar 2019Binghamton ReActivateShow Details

Binghamton ReActivate (MJB_ReA 3/9/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Pool session - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 08:00 to 12:00

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09 Mar 2019Binghamton Scuba ReviewShow Details

Binghamton Scuba Review (MJB_SR 3/9/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Classroom and pool - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 08:00 to 12:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

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