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 
27 Apr 2019Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD 4/27/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Erik Wennberg.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sat 27 Apr 2019 from 16:30 to 19:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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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.

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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

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04 May 2019Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (10/11 DSD OH19)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sat 04 May 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Discover the underwater world of Scuba Diving during our 2019 Open House. This one day event allows you to experience what it's like to get into a Scuba Kit and Breath Underwater. Space is limited so call today and reserve your time. Aquatic World (315) 458-1955

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04 May 2019Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (11/12 DSD OH2019)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sat 04 May 2019 from 11:00 to 00:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Discover the underwater world of Scuba Diving during our 2019 Open House. This one day event allows you to experience what it's like to get into a Scuba Kit and Breath Underwater. Space is limited so call today and reserve your time. Aquatic World (315) 458-1955

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04 May 2019Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (1/2 DSD OH2019)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sat 04 May 2019 from 11:00 to 00:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Discover the underwater world of Scuba Diving during our 2019 Open House. This one day event allows you to experience what it's like to get into a Scuba Kit and Breath Underwater. Space is limited so call today and reserve your time. Aquatic World (315) 458-1955

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04 May 2019Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (2/3 DSD OH2019)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sat 04 May 2019 from 11:00 to 00:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Discover the underwater world of Scuba Diving during our 2019 Open House. This one day event allows you to experience what it's like to get into a Scuba Kit and Breath Underwater. Space is limited so call today and reserve your time. Aquatic World (315) 458-1955

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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

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11 May 2019Dry Suit DiverShow Details

Dry Suit Diver (JP DRY 5/11/2019)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt, Christopher Smith.

  • Lecture & pool - Sat 11 May 2019 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Dive 1 - Sat 25 May 2019 from 14:00 to 17:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

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14 May 2019Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (Alicia EANX 5/14/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Alicia Weber.

  • Lecture 1 - Tue 14 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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14 May 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (Gary W OW 5/14/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Gary Weber.

  • Class & pool 1 - Tue 14 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Tue 21 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Tue 28 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Tue 04 Jun 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Tue 11 Jun 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 15 Jun 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 16 Jun 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, allowing students to complete all requirements needed to become and Open Water Diver. This class will be held on Tuesday Nights for 5 weeks with the Open water Dives completed on a scheduled Saturday and Sunday. 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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17 May 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (OW 5/17/2019)
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 17 May 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 18 May 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 19 May 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
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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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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.

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

EFR: Prim and Scnd Care (CPR & First Aid) with AED (EFRA 5/21/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Christopher Smith.

  • Efr primary and second care - Tue 21 May 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - 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 1/2 to 5 hours. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up.

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04 Jun 2019Binghamton Rescue DiverShow Details

Binghamton Rescue Diver (MJB_RESC 6/4/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas.

  • Classroom 1 - Tue 04 Jun 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Classroom 2 - Wed 05 Jun 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Classroom 3 - Thu 20 Jun 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Dives day 1 - Sat 06 Jul 2019 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Dives day 2 - Sun 07 Jul 2019 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Pool - Sat 22 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

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07 Jun 2019Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Advanced Openwater Diver (SED AOW 6/7/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Classroom lecture - Fri 07 Jun 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 08 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 21:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 09 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay

Dive the cool, clear water of the Thousand Islands while you gain experience in naigation, buoyance control, deep and wreck diving. We also do a night dive and charter a boat for our deep and wreck dives. Charter fee is $80. Students need to porovide own gear. Rental Kits available from Aquatic World. Space is limited, sign up today. 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.

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22 Jun 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (Utica OW 6/22/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 20 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 21 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 22 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 23 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York

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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02 Jul 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (Alicia OW 7/2/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Alicia Weber.

  • Class & pool 1 - Tue 02 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Tue 09 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Tue 16 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Tue 23 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Tue 30 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 03 Aug 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 04 Aug 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, allowing students to complete all requirements needed to become and Open Water Diver. This class will be held on Tuesday Nights for 5 weeks with the Open water Dives completed on a scheduled Saturday and Sunday. 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 Jul 2019Binghamton Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver (MJB_AOW 7/9/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas.

  • Orientation - Tue 09 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 13 Jul 2019 from 08:00 to 22:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 14 Jul 2019 from 08:00 to 17:00 - Dutch Springs

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10 Jul 2019Binghamton Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Binghamton Enriched Air Diver (MJB_EANX 7/10/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas.

  • Lecture 1 - Wed 10 Jul 2019 from 17:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

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11 Jul 2019Binghamton Night DiverShow Details

Binghamton Night Diver (MJB_NITE 7/11/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas.

  • Classroom - Thu 11 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton, New York Area
  • Dives 1-2 - Sat 13 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Dives 3 - Sat 27 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Dutch Springs

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13 Jul 2019Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (Utica OW 7/13/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 20 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 21 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 13 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 14 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York

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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