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 
20 Aug 2018Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD 8/20/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Lecture & confined water - Mon 20 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00

PVT session

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20 Aug 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (SD/OW 8/20/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Madison Cummings.

  • Classroom 1-5
  • Pool 1, 2, 3
  • Pool 4, 5 & final
  • Open water dive 1,2
  • Open water dive 3,4

This is closed enrollment with Suba Diver to OW diver.

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24 Aug 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 8/24/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt, Madison Cummings.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 24 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 25 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 26 Aug 2018 from 09:00 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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25 Aug 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (UTICA OW 8/25/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 25 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 26 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Utica/Rome, New York

This Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session in the Utica Rome area and finish the Open Water Dives 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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27 Aug 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (PVT OW 8/27/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Mon 27 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Tue 28 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Wed 29 Aug 2018 from 10:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Thu 30 Aug 2018 from 10:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

Private Open Water Lesson. Not open to enrollment.

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02 Sep 2018Bubble MakerShow Details

Bubble Maker (NB BUBL 9/2/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Pool 1

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04 Sep 2018Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (Bing OW 9/4/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Confined water 1 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 18:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 3 - Sat 15 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 18:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 22 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Class day 1 - Tue 04 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 2 - Thu 06 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Class day 3 - Tue 11 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Contacto your instructor at bcdlearntodive@aol.com or (607)621-6290 for you classroom and pool locations.

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07 Sep 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (PVT OW 9/7/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 07 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 22 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

PVT class, Not open for general enrollment

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08 Sep 2018EFR: Prim and Scnd Care (CPR & First Aid) with AEDShow Details

EFR: Prim and Scnd Care (CPR & First Aid) with AED (EFRA 9/8/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Kurt Lavin.

  • Efr primary and second care - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00

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10 Sep 2018Scuba DiverShow Details

Scuba Diver (SD 9/10/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Confined water 4 - Mon 10 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Confined water 5 to 00:00
  • Open water 3 - Sun 16 Sep 2018 from 10:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Open water 4

PVT Class not open to enrollment

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14 Sep 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (JYL OW 9/14/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 15 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 16 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 14 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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22 Sep 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (Oswego OW 9/22/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 22 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Review session to 00:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Open to the 8 SUNY Oswego State College students that sign up. This is the completing 4 Open Water Dives to complete certification. Hood and Glove equipment is strongly reccomended.

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23 Sep 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (EANX 9/23/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Kurt Lavin.

  • Lecture 1 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00

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25 Sep 2018Binghamton Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver (Bing AOW 9/25/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Orientation - Tue 25 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs

Contact your instructor for the classroom locaiton.

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25 Sep 2018Binghmaton Underwater NaturalistShow Details

Binghmaton Underwater Naturalist (UWNat 9/25/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Classroom - Tue 25 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 19:30 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Dives 1 and 2 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 15:00 - Dutch Springs

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01 Oct 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (MMor EANX 10/1/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mark Moriarty.

  • Lecture 1 - Mon 01 Oct 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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04 Oct 2018Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (MBallas Elearning_OW 10/4/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Open water day 2 - Sun 14 Oct 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 13 Oct 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Review session - Thu 04 Oct 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 06 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Confined water 4 - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

This is a private group OW Class.

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12 Oct 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (AWeber OW 10/12/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Alicia Weber.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 20 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 21 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 12 Oct 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 13 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 14 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Open to students 14 yrs and older due to the cold water conditions. 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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10 Nov 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (Binghamton EANX 11/10/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture 1 - Sat 10 Nov 2018 from 12:00 to 18:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

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17 Nov 2018RDP/eRDPml RefresherShow Details

RDP/eRDPml Refresher (Binghamton RDP/eRDPml 11/17/18)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture - Sat 17 Nov 2018 from 09:00 to 12:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Want to learn to use "The Dive Slate" and "The eRDPml", or not switched over to the Dive Computer and need to brush up on your dive planning. This Specialty class for you. Held in the greater Binghamton area Instructor Mike Ballas will have you wizzing though the pressure groups and surface interval calc's like a PADI Pro. Required materials and equipment are the PADI RDP Slates and an eRDPml. ----Special Note to Students-------- Early enrollment needed for this class----- enrollment may close 2 weeks prior to ensure delivery time for additional RDP & eRDPml.

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