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.

 

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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 
22 Apr 2018Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (OH Add DSD 4/22/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Michael Bedworth, Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sun 22 Apr 2018 from 08:00 to 10:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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01 May 2018Binghamton EFR Prim and Scnd Care with AEDShow Details

Binghamton EFR Prim and Scnd Care with AED (Bing EFRA 5/1/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Efr primary and secondary care - Tue 01 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

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02 May 2018Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (Bing OW 5/2/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Open water day 2 - Sun 27 May 2018 from 08:00 to 15:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 26 May 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 12 May 2018 from 07:00 to 13:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 2 - Sat 05 May 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 1 - Wed 02 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 2 - Wed 09 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 3 - Wed 16 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 3 - Sat 19 May 2018 from 07:00 to 13:00

Contact your instructor for classroom and pool locations. Please take a moment to go to "http://http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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03 May 2018Rescue DiverShow Details

Rescue Diver (Bing RESC 2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Induction + lecture 1 - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Lecture/pool 2 - Tue 08 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Lecture/pool 3 - Thu 10 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Lecture/pool 4 - Sat 12 May 2018 from 08:00 to 15:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Open water - Sat 07 Jul 2018 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 08 Jul 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs

This course will be instructed in the greater Binghamton Area. Contact your instructor for classroom and pool locations. Please take a moment to go to "http://http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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04 May 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (JYL OW 5/4/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 04 May 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 05 May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 06 May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 21 Jul 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 22 Jul 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

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04 May 2018ReActivateShow Details

ReActivate (ReA 5/4/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Pool session - Fri 04 May 2018 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Are you a PADI Diver but haven?t been diving for awhile and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate program for PADI certified divers is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then jump in the pool with one of our PADI Professionals. It?s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it. Call Aquatic World 315.458.1955 to sign up today.

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12 May 2018Equipment SpecialtyShow Details

Equipment Specialty (EQUI 5/12/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Kurt Lavin, Michael Komarnicki.

  • Lecture 1 - Sat 12 May 2018 from 09:03 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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17 May 2018Dry Suit DiverShow Details

Dry Suit Diver (DRY 5/17/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Lecture & pool - Thu 17 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Dive 1 - Sun 27 May 2018 from 08:00 to 09:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Dive 2 - Sun 27 May 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 - Alexandria Bay

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18 May 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (SEdick OW 5/18/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 18 May 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 19 May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 20 May 2018 from 09:30 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

The PADI Open Water Diver course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool skill training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 week ends. 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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19 May 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (Lavin EANX 5/19/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Kurt Lavin.

  • Lecture 1 - Sat 19 May 2018 from 09:30 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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20 May 2018Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD 5/20/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sun 20 May 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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27 May 2018Peak Performance BuoyancyShow Details

Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB 5/27/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Lecture 1 - Sun 27 May 2018 from 08:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Dive 1 - Sun 27 May 2018 from 08:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Dive 2 - Sun 27 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay

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29 May 2018Binghamton Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver (Bing AOW 5/29/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Orientation - Tue 29 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 02 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 22:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 03 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs

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30 May 2018Binghamton Multilevel DiverShow Details

Binghamton Multilevel Diver (Bing MULT 5/30/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture - Wed 30 May 2018 from 20:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Dive 1 - Sat 02 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Dive 2 - Sun 03 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs

Contact your instructor for the classroom location and dive times.

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30 May 2018Binghamton Peak Performance BuoyancyShow Details

Binghamton Peak Performance Buoyancy (Bing PPB 5/30/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture - Wed 30 May 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Dive 1 - Sat 02 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Dive 2 - Sun 03 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs

Contact your instructor for classroom location and the exact times for your certificaiton dives.

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31 May 2018Night DiverShow Details

Night Diver (Bing NITE 5/31/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture - Thu 31 May 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Dive 1 (optional) - Sat 02 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Dive 2 - Sat 16 Dec 2017 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Dive 3 - Sat 16 Dec 2017 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Dutch Springs

This class will be in the greater Binghamton Area. COntact your instructor for classroom locations and dive dates/times options.

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02 Jun 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (Utica OW 6/2/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 30 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 01 Jul 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Classroom 1-5 - Sat 02 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 12:00 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 02 Jun 2018 from 12:00 to 17:30 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 03 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Utica/Rome, New York

This Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during late Spring in the Utica Rome area and finish the Open Water Dives the end of June, on the St. Lawerence River. 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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08 Jun 2018Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Advanced Openwater Diver (AOW 6/8/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Open water day 1 - Sat 09 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 21:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 10 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 13:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Classroom lecture - Fri 08 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
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08 Jun 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 6/8/2018)

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 08 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 09 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 10 Jun 2018 from 09:30 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

The PADI Open Water Diver weekend course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 weekends. 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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10 Jun 2018Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD 6/10/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sun 10 Jun 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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12 Jun 2018Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (Bing OW 6/12/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Open water day 2 - Sun 01 Jul 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 30 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Class day 1 - Tue 12 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 2 - Thu 14 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 3 - Tue 19 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 16 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 2 - Sat 23 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Contact your instructor for the classroom and pool locations.

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22 Jun 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 6/22/2018)

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 22 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 23 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 24 Jun 2018 from 09:30 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

The PADI Open Water Diver weekend course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 weekends. 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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28 Jun 2018Underwater Digital PhotgraphyShow Details

Underwater Digital Photgraphy (Bing DPHOTO 6/28/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Class - Thu 28 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Dives - Sat 30 Jun 2018 from 14:00 to 18:00 - Dutch Springs

Contact your instructor for classroom location. Class will be Thursday, Jun 28th. Dives will be Saturday, June 30th - after 2 PM.

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06 Jul 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 7/6/2018)

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 06 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 07 Jul 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 08 Jul 2018 from 09:30 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

The PADI Open Water Diver weekend course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 weekends. 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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10 Jul 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (Bing EANX 7/10/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture 1 - Tue 10 Jul 2018 from 17:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

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10 Jul 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (OW 7/10/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Class & pool 1 - Tue 10 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Tue 17 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Tue 24 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Tue 31 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Tue 07 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 11 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 13:00
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 12 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 13:00

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15 Jul 2018Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD 7/15/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sun 15 Jul 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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20 Jul 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 7/20/2018)

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 20 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 21 Jul 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 22 Jul 2018 from 09:30 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

The PADI Open Water Diver weekend course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 weekends. 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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