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.

 

 

OW Bing_Mar19

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 
25 Feb 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (MM OW 2/25/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Mark Moriarty.

  • Class & pool 1 - Mon 25 Feb 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Mon 04 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Mon 11 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Mon 18 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Mon 25 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 08 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 09 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Alexandria Bay

Learn to dive in the Winter, get certified in time to injoy the full dive season in Central New York. 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

Request More Info

26 Feb 2019Scuba RefresherShow Details

Scuba Refresher (ST 2/26/2019)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Confined water & lecture - Tue 26 Feb 2019 from 08:00 to 11:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

PVT Refresher

Request More Info

28 Feb 2019Scuba RefresherShow Details

Scuba Refresher (ST 2/28/2019)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Confined water & lecture - Thu 28 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

PVT Refresher

Request More Info

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.

Request More Info

02 Mar 2019Boat DiverShow Details

Boat Diver (BOAT 3/2/2019)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Lecture 1
  • Dive 1
  • Dive 2

Request More Info

09 Mar 2019Binghamton Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

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

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

Request More Info

09 Mar 2019Binghamton ReActivateShow Details

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

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

Request More Info

09 Mar 2019Binghamton Scuba ReviewShow Details

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

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

Request More Info

11 Mar 2019ReActivateShow Details

ReActivate (JP ReA 3/11/2019)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Pool session - Mon 11 Mar 2019 from 10:30 to 14:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Close Semi Private Class

Request More Info

13 Mar 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (TOPOLSKI OW)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Class & pool 1 - Wed 13 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Wed 20 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Wed 27 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Wed 03 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Wed 10 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Private Group Class

Request More Info

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

EFR: Prim and Scnd Care (CPR & First Aid) with AED (EFRA 3/16/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Christopher Smith.

  • Efr primary and second care - Sat 16 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Request More Info

01 Apr 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (MM OW 4/1/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Mark Moriarty.

  • Class & pool 1 - Mon 01 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Mon 08 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Mon 15 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Mon 22 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Mon 29 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 15 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 13:30 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 16 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 13:30 - Alexandria Bay

Learn to dive in the Winter, get certified in time to injoy the full dive season in Central New York. 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

Request More Info

02 Apr 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (SED OW 4/2/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Class & pool 1 - Tue 02 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Tue 09 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Tue 23 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Tue 30 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Tue 07 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 01 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 02 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay

Learn To Scuba dive at a relaxed pace and have fun in this one night a week course. At the end of the course, complete your Open Water dives to earn your PADI Open Water Diver rating and start planning for a lifetime of adventure underwater. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instructions if you have a Yes answer

Request More Info

12 Apr 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (JYL OW 4/12/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • 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
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 12 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 13 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 14 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • 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.

Request More Info

23 Apr 2019Binghamton EFR Prim and Scnd Care with AEDShow Details

Binghamton EFR Prim and Scnd Care with AED (MJB_EFRA 4/23/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas.

  • Efr primary and secondary care - Tue 23 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Aed use - Tue 23 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • One rescuer adult cpr - Wed 24 Apr 2019 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Request More Info

24 Apr 2019Binghamton Emergency Oxygen ProviderShow Details

Binghamton Emergency Oxygen Provider (MJB_OXY 4/24/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas.

  • Classroom - Wed 24 Apr 2019 from 19:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Request More Info

27 Apr 2019Dry Suit DiverShow Details

Dry Suit Diver (JYL DRY 4/27/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Lecture & pool - Sat 27 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00
  • Dive 1 - Sun 28 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00
  • Dive 2 - Sun 28 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00

Drysuit diving has it's advantages in the Northeast. You can start earlier in the Spring, and dive much later into Fall. Learn to use a Drysuit and extend your dive season. 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.

Request More Info

01 May 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (SED OW 5/1/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Class & pool 1 - Wed 01 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Wed 08 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Wed 15 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Wed 22 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Wed 29 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 01 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 02 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay

Learn To Scuba dive at a relaxed pace and have fun in this one night a week course. At the end of the course, complete your Open Water dives to earn your PADI Open Water Diver rating and start planning for a lifetime of adventure underwater. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instructions if you have a Yes answer

Request More Info

07 May 2019Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (MJB_OW 5/7/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas.

  • Open water day 2 - Sun 02 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 01 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 15:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 11 May 2019 from 07:00 to 14:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 2 - Sat 18 May 2019 from 07:00 to 14:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 1 - Tue 07 May 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 2 - Thu 09 May 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 3 - Tue 14 May 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Request More Info

10 May 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (JYL OW 5/10/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • 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
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 10 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 11 May 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 12 May 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Make up class

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.

Request More Info

21 May 2019Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Advanced Openwater Diver (JYL AOW 5/21/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water day 1 - Sat 25 May 2019 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 26 May 2019 from 08:30 to 13:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Classroom lecture - Tue 21 May 2019 from 19:30 to 20:30

You're a certified Open Water diver and you want to expand your skills and knowledge for diving in different conditions - the PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver certification is your next step. After personal preparation you will complete dives over two days with your instructor: Bouyancy, Navigation, Search & Recovery, Deep Dive and a Wreck Dive... An orientation via conferenc call will be done prior to the dives that are completed over a two day weekend in the 1000 island area. 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.

Request More Info