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 
24 Oct 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (EANX 10/24/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Kurt Lavin.

  • Lecture 1 - Wed 24 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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04 Nov 2018Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD 11/4/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Kurt Lavin.

  • Lecture & confined water - Sun 04 Nov 2018 from 12:00 to 17:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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

EFR: Prim and Scnd Care (CPR & First Aid) with AED (EFRA 11/10/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Efr primary and second care - Sat 10 Nov 2018 from 09:00 to 13:00 - 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 hours. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up.

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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

Contact your instructor for the classroom location

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14 Nov 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (JEP EANX 11/14/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Lecture 1 - Wed 14 Nov 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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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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01 Dec 2018Binghamton - Scuba ReviewShow Details

Binghamton - Scuba Review (Binghamton_SR 12/1/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Lisa Ballas.

  • Classroom and pool - Sat 01 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 12:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Welcome to your PADI Scuba Review Class. Get Refreshed and go dive! Contact your instructor for the location of this class in the greater Binghamton area.

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01 Dec 2018Binghamton Discover Scuba DivingShow Details

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving (DSD 12/1/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Classroom/pool - Sat 01 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 12:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Congratulations on taking a step to exploring a whole new world! Contact your Instructor for the exact location of your PADI DSD Session.

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01 Dec 2018Binghamton ReActivateShow Details

Binghamton ReActivate (ReA 12/1/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Pool session - Sat 01 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 12:00 - Binghamton, New York Area

Welcome to your PADI Reactivate Class - Get Reactivated and Go Dive! Contact your instructor for the location of this class in the greater Binghamton Area.

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02 Dec 2018RDP/eRDPml RefresherShow Details

RDP/eRDPml Refresher (MJB RDP/eRDPml 12/2/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Have you forgotten how to plan dives? Or, how do ou keep diving if your Dive Computer fails. That's what this refresher course is all about. Students will need a RDP and eRDPml.

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02 Dec 2018Scuba ReviewShow Details

Scuba Review (SR LMB 12/2/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Lisa Ballas.

  • Confined water & lecture - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 10:30 to 14:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Keep your skills sharp - sign up for your scuba review.

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08 Dec 2018Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Enriched Air Diver (JYL EANX 12/8/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Lecture 1 - Sat 08 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Diving with Oxygen Enriched air allows you to extend your bottom time. This course canb be given in a 4 hour class and does not require pool not open water diving. You can prepare for your next dive vacation by getting NITROX certified before your departure. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up!

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03 Jan 2019Scuba ReviewShow Details

Scuba Review (SR 1/3/2019)

  • Confined water & lecture - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 17:00 to 20:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Private cuba Review. Not open to general enrollment.

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