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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 
31 Aug 2017Binghamton Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Openwater Diver (OW 8/31/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Class day 1 - Thu 31 Aug 2017 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton
  • Class day 2 - Fri 08 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton
  • Class day 3 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Binghamton
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Binghamton
  • Confined water 2 - Sat 30 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Binghamton
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 08 Oct 2017 from 07:45 to 14:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 07 Oct 2017 from 07:45 to 14:00 - Dutch Springs

Classroom Dates - 8/31 and 9/8 (6-10PM) / 9/10 (9AM-1PM) Pool Dates - 9/16 and 9/30 (Time TBD) Dutch Springs Weekend 10/7-8 Instructor will contact you with exact times and locations

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01 Sep 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 9/1/2017)

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 09 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 01 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Sat 02 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sun 03 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World

This Open Water diver class is for new students that need to complete the course in s short amount of time. There is the Self study, classroom, pool skills learning and the 4 Open Water dives format all completed in 2 weekends. The course is and excelerated format, so for those needing a bit more time and slower pace, we recomend the 5 week courses format..

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04 Sep 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 9/4/2017)

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 07 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 08 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Class & pool 1 - Mon 04 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Mon 11 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Mon 18 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 4 - Mon 25 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Mon 02 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World

This Open Water Diver Course runs for 5 Mondays.

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08 Sep 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (DDyer OW 9/8/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Daniel Dyer.

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 17 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 08 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Sat 09 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World

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09 Sep 2017Rome Utica Open WaterShow Details

Rome Utica Open Water (JLatour OW 9/9/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Module 1 classroom - Sat 09 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Utica
  • Open water day 1 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water day 2 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Module 4 classroom - Sun 10 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Utica

This Course is held in the Rome/Utica area with Confined Water and Class room held on Saturday and Sunday. Open Water Certification Dives will be coordinated between student and Instructor Jean-Yves. Come join the fun before the dive season comes to a close, or get the jump on your Caribbean Vacation so you can dive in the warm waters this winter.

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15 Sep 2017Openwater DiverShow Details

Openwater Diver (J Latour OW 9/15/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 15 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sun 17 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay

This Open Water diver class is for new students that need to complete the course in s short amount of time. There is the Self study, classroom, pool skills learning and the 4 Open Water dives format all completed in 2 weekends. The course is and excelerated format, so for those needing a bit more time and slower pace, we recomend the 5 week courses format..

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19 Sep 2017Binghamton Enriched Air DiverShow Details

Binghamton Enriched Air Diver (Binghamton EANX 9/19/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Lecture 1 - Tue 19 Sep 2017 from 17:30 to 22:00 - Binghamton
  • Dive 1 (optional)
  • Dive 2 (optional)

Bring your dive computer and owner's manual.

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21 Sep 2017Binghamton Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver (Binghamton AOW 9/21/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Mike Ballas.

  • Orientation - Thu 21 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 22:00 - Binghamton
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 12:00 to 21:00 - Dutch Springs
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Dutch Springs

Day 1 - Wreck or Night, PPB, and UW Nav Day 2 - Deep and Multi-level or wreck Partipcants are responsible for their own Dutch Springs admission and air fills.

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22 Sep 2017Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Advanced Openwater Diver (OwegoAOW 9/22/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Gary Weber.

  • Classroom lecture - Fri 22 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World
  • Deep - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Alexandria Bay - Bonnie Castle
  • Navigation
  • Peak performance - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 13:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Wreck
  • Search & recovery

This class is for Oswego College Students Only

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05 Oct 2017Advanced Openwater DiverShow Details

Advanced Openwater Diver (JLatour AOW 10/5/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water day 1
  • Open water day 2
  • Classroom lecture - Thu 05 Oct 2017 from 20:00 to 21:00
  • Deep - Sun 08 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay - Bonnie Castle
  • Navigation - Sat 07 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent

This AOW will include: A phone/Skype Orientation with Deep, Nav, PPB, Wreck and Search & Recovery Dives. Take it to the next level with Instructor Jean-Yves!

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14 Oct 2017Dry Suit DiverShow Details

Dry Suit Diver (JLatour DRY 10/14/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Lecture & pool - Sat 14 Oct 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World
  • Dive 1 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Dive 2

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