Binghamton Scuba 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 Mike @ bcdlearntodive@aol.com

or

Call the Shop (315) 458-1955 

 

 
 
Start DateCoursesLocation 
20 Oct 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (JLatour OW 10/20/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 20 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Sun 22 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 28 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 29 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay

Minimun of 3 students required. Understand the water will be cold for the check out dives at the end of the month. If you wish to sign up? Do it today as the class is pending the 3 student minimum.

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06 Nov 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 11/6/2017)

  • Class & pool 1 - Mon 06 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Mon 13 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Mon 20 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 4 - Mon 27 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Mon 04 Dec 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1
  • Open water dive 2
  • Review session - Aquatic World

The first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during the winter months over a 5 week period then 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.

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10 Nov 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 11/10/2017)

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 10 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sat 11 Nov 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Sun 12 Nov 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1
  • Open water dive 2
  • Review session - Aquatic World

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.

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18 Nov 2017Binghamton ReActivateShow Details

Binghamton ReActivate (ReA 11/18/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Pool session - Sat 18 Nov 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 - Binghamton

Friday, November 17th will be Classroom Review (6-10PM) Satruday, November 18th will be Pool Work (10AM-1PM) 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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08 Dec 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 12/8/2017)

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 08 Dec 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sat 09 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Sun 10 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1
  • Open water dive 2
  • Review session - Aquatic World

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.

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09 Dec 2017Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (JLatour EANX 12/9/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Lecture 1 - Sat 09 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Aquatic World

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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 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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