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BINGHAMTON AREA CLASSES Get Certified in Binghamton

Aquatic World now offers classes in Binghamton!

Mike BallasAquatic World is proud to announce that we are now offering 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. 


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: mballas.aquaticworld@gmail.com

or

Call the Shop (315) 458-1955 

 

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    Start Date Courses Course Type Location Places Available  
02 Mar 2024 Bing Pool Play - 2 Mar 2024 Pool Play Time Greene High School Pool - Greene, Ny 1

Pool Play Time

Pool Time 1
Sat 02 Mar 2024
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Greene High School Pool - Greene, Ny
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas, Lisa Ballas, Adriana Chergosky, Larissa Szigeti,

Come have Fun with us during the Binghamton Area "2024 Pool Play Time"..................................Call the Dive Center today and sign up - space is limited so don't wait. A PADI Pro will be on the pool deck to help answer any questions. This is NOT a replacement for a PADI Reactivate or Scuba Refresher...If you've not dove within the last 4 or 5 plus years. We strongly recommend you take the PADI Reactivate or Scuba Refresher Program that's right for you................Certified Divers must provide evidence of certification and supply all their own gear including tanks..................Weight's are provided............... Cost for Pool Play $40. Cost for Rental Gear Kit - $40 ...............You must make arrangements for an airtank if you do not have one with Aquatic World Syracuse when you register............................. If you need a Dive Kit or airtank, contact Aquatic World and take advantage of our Pool Play time rental package. Cost for Rental Gear Kit - $40 (includes - regulator, computer, BCD and tank)......Call the Dive Center today (315) 458-1955 and come join us for a "Pool Play Time"!

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09 Mar 2024 Bing Re-Activate 9 Mar 24 Binghamton ReActivate Greene High School Pool - Greene, Ny 3

Binghamton ReActivate

Pool Session
Sat 09 Mar 2024
10:00 AM
02 hours 30 minutes
Greene High School Pool - Greene, Ny
Course Instructor(s): Adriana Chergosky,

Haven't been diving lately, A bit rusty on the dive skills and need a quick scuba reboot..... Then the PADI ReActivate program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Dive Certification Course before jumping back into the water........Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over a lot of the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you. You will review scuba concepts through the PADI E-Learning program on your tablet, mobile device or computer. Then jump into our onsite pool for a dive tune-up......... It is quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a dive vacation.....The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a PADI replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it........... Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionnaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer............Call or stop by the Dive Center (315-458-1955) today to sign up! ...........Required Gear: Divers must supply all their own personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel, and booties) and should supply or make arrangements for all other dive gear (wetsuit, BCD, regulator, computer, tank, and weights - Rental kit available through Aquatic World).

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09 Mar 2024 Bing Pool Play - 9 Mar 2024 Pool Play Time Greene High School Pool - Greene, Ny 6

Pool Play Time

Pool Time 1
Sat 09 Mar 2024
11:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Greene High School Pool - Greene, Ny
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas, Lisa Ballas, Adriana Chergosky, Larissa Szigeti,

Come have Fun with us during the Binghamton Area "2024 Pool Play Time"..................................Call the Dive Center today and sign up - space is limited so don't wait. A PADI Pro will be on the pool deck to help answer any questions. This is NOT a replacement for a PADI Reactivate or Scuba Refresher...If you've not dove within the last 4 or 5 plus years. We strongly recommend you take the PADI Reactivate or Scuba Refresher Program that's right for you................Certified Divers must provide evidence of certification and supply all their own gear including tanks..................Weight's are provided............... Cost for Pool Play $40. Cost for Rental Gear Kit - $40 ...............You must make arrangements for an airtank if you do not have one with Aquatic World Syracuse when you register............................. If you need a Dive Kit or airtank, contact Aquatic World and take advantage of our Pool Play time rental package. Cost for Rental Gear Kit - $40 (includes - regulator, computer, BCD and tank)......Call the Dive Center today (315) 458-1955 and come join us for a "Pool Play Time"!

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