Rome and Utica Area Scuba Classes Get Certified in the Rome and Utica Area

Aquatic World now offers classes in the Rome/Utica Area!

Jean-YvesAquatic World is proud to announce that we are now offering classes for students in the Rome and Utica area. Similar to Binghamton, we receive many inquiries from this part of the state and are now offering our services to this area. We are lucky to have an excellent Instructor, Jean-Yves Latour, located in this area. 

A little about Jean-yves

I was originally certified for open water diving with NAUI while a college student in the 1980s.  Then my diving was with friends in the Richelieu River and northern part of Lake Champlain.  After university studies and several years as a professional mechanical engineer in  the work force I rediscovered diving and got hooked to it a second time.

I continued my diver education with PADI, became a professional diver in 2008, and finally an Open Water Instructor in 2009 and Master Scuba Diver Trainer in 2010.  I taught for some time at a Dive Shop in Connecticut.  I now live in the Utica area and joined the professional team at the Aquatic World.

I love spending time under water! I constantly look for opportunities to be under water. Teaching this sport is a great activity and rewards me on a personal level . I enjoy diving in the Thousand Islands region in the summer, Dutch Springs for teaching or for pleasure, and I visit Florida and south Carribean islands two to three times a year.  My wife and I enjoy underwater photography.

My instructor rating allows me to teach and certify the following : Discover Scuba, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Digital Photography, Enriched Air Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Wreck Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation/Project AWARE.

I can also prepare and certify  you for the unexpected as an Emergency First Response Instructor teaching the courses,  First Aid/CPR/AED for Adult and Children.

Finally,  I am also a certified PSI inspector for pressure cylinders, allowing me to complete the annual inspection of scuba cylinders.

Living in Utica I can provide these courses locally.  All necessary equipment, including pool, gear, air compressor, and presentation materials, are available for student use here in South Utica. 

 Get information

To find out more you can contact Jean-Yves by email or phone. You can also contact Aquatic World directly. We are excited about expanding to this area and serving the needs of current and future divers.


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cell: (203)947-4965



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