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 
14 Dec 2017ReActivateShow Details

ReActivate (ReA 12/14/2017)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Pool session - Thu 14 Dec 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World

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16 Dec 2017Scuba RefresherShow Details

Scuba Refresher (ST 12/16/2017)

  • Confined water & lecture - Sat 16 Dec 2017 from 17:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World

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17 Dec 2017Bubble MakerShow Details

Bubble Maker (BUBL 12/17/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Pool 1 - Sun 17 Dec 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Aquatic World

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17 Dec 2017Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (NBedworth DSD 12/17/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Nina Bedworth.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sun 17 Dec 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00 - Aquatic World

Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. Aquatic World offers this experience in our on site heated pool. We provide the scuba equipment, you provide the swimsuit and towel. Call today as openings are limited.

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17 Dec 2017Scuba RefresherShow Details

Scuba Refresher (12/17/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Erik Wennberg.

  • Confined water & lecture - Sun 17 Dec 2017 from 17:00 to 20:00 - Aquatic World

Private Family of 6, Scuba Refresher. Clossed to enrollment.

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26 Dec 2017Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (OW 12/26/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Confined water 1 - Sat 06 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Binghamton
  • Confined water 3 - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Binghamton
  • Class day 1 - Tue 26 Dec 2017 from 13:00 to 18:00 - Binghamton
  • Class day 2 - Wed 27 Dec 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Binghamton
  • Class day 3 - Thu 28 Dec 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Binghamton

1) This is an OW Referral class - students can choose to complete their certification through a referral or Summer 2018 through Aquatic World.

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27 Dec 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (OW 12/27/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Victoria Zanicky.

  • Class & pool 1 - Wed 27 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Thu 28 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Fri 29 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Aquatic World

Closed enrollment. Family of 4 with 10 yr old... Completing Open Water Checkout Dives on vacation.....

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01 Jan 2018Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Advanced Openwater Diver (AOW Holding 2018)

  • Open water day 1
  • Open water day 2
  • Classroom lecture
  • Deep
  • Navigation

Student's signing up for our Advanced Open Water Course but not sure which class they would like to be schedule into can take advantage of early registration and Special Prices during the Holiday Season. We place them in Holding until they choose a class for 2018.

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01 Jan 2018Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (BING OW Hold 2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Open water day 2
  • Module 2 classroom
  • Module 3 classroom
  • Module 4 classroom
  • Module 5 classroom
  • Open water day 1
  • Review session

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01 Jan 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (OW Holding 2018)

  • Class & pool 1 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 4 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1
  • Open water dive 2

Student's signing up for our Open Water Course but not sure which class they would like to be schedule into can take advantage of early registration and Special Prices during the Holiday Season. We place them in Holding until they choose a class for 2018.

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12 Jan 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 1/12/2018)

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 12 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 14 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Review session - Thu 17 May 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1 - Fri 25 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sat 26 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

The first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during the winter months and finish the Open Water Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class, then complete the required 4 dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. 3) Join Aquatic World for one of our Spring trips to Florida as schedule. Three great ways to become Certified. (A minimum of 3 enrolled students is required for this class to take place. If there are less than 3 you may be asked to join in with a later class. We do all we can to fill the class)

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13 Jan 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (Utica EANX 1/13/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Lecture 1 - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Utica

Join Instructor Jean-Yves Latour, in the Rome/Utica area to complete your Enriched Air "NITROX" certification. Extend bottom time, shorten surface interval, just a few of the benefits. This hands on course is great for a winter time class in New York. No pool session or open water dives required. Call and get signed up today.

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20 Jan 2018RDP/eRDPml RefresherShow Details

RDP/eRDPml Refresher (RDP/eRDPml 1/20/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture - Sat 20 Jan 2018 from 13:00 to 16:00 - Binghamton

1) This is a greater Binghamton course - Contact your Instructor for location. 2) Dont forget to bring your required materials: RDP, eRDPml, a notepaper, and pen/pencil.

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24 Jan 2018BOCES Openwater DiverShow Details

BOCES Openwater Diver (BOCES OW 1/24/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Boces orientation - Wed 24 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 1 - Wed 31 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Wed 07 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Wed 14 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 4 - Wed 21 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Wed 28 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Review session - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive day 1 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive day 2 - Cape Vincent

This course is made available through our local OCM BOCES - (CEREC1400Spri). Registration fees with BOCES are required signup through their website (www.ocmboces.org/adulted)... Purchase of PADI Student Learning Pack (Required - $233). $50 deposit for required DVD. Option to purchase Personal Dive Gear Pack through Aquatic World at a reduced cost is abailable ($232). This is an all inclusive course. Everything needed to become PADI certified is included. Use of Aquatic World Scuba Gear is included (Regulator, Computer, BC, Tanks, weights, wetsuit) - No Rental equipment need. Contact Instructor Scott for details today. tiscubaguy@gmail.com

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26 Jan 2018Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (JLatour OW 1/26/2018)

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 26 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 27 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 28 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Review session - Sat 27 Jun 2015 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 30 Jun 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 01 Jul 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

The first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during the winter months and finish the Open Water Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class, then complete the required 4 dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. 3) Join Aquatic World for one of our Spring trips to Florida as schedule. Three great ways to become Certified. (A minimum of 3 enrolled students is required for this class to take place. If there are less than 3 you may be asked to join in with a later class. We do all we can to fill the class)

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

EFR: Prim and Scnd Care (CPR & First Aid) with AED (EFRA 1/27/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Christopher Smith, John Braisington.

  • Efr primary and second care - Sat 27 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

This Course closed to open enrollment. Aquatic World Divemaster EFR Refresher program for 2018 season.

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17 Feb 2018Binghamton ReActivateShow Details

Binghamton ReActivate (Bing ReA 2/17/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Pool session - Sat 17 Feb 2018 from 16:00 to 20:00 - Binghamton

Saturday, February 17th will be Classroom Review (9AM-1PM) Satruday, February 17th will be Pool Work (4-8PM) Contact your instuctor for classrrom and pool locations. Contact your Insturctor for locations. Particpants are responsible for picking up and returning any gear needed to complete the pool portion of the class.

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25 Feb 2018RDP/eRDPml RefresherShow Details

RDP/eRDPml Refresher (RDP/eRDPml 2/25/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture - Sun 25 Feb 2018 from 12:00 to 15:00 - Aquatic World

1) This class will be at Aquatic World. 2) Dont forget to bring your required materials: RDP, eRDPml, a notepaper, and pen/pencil.

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