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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: mballas.aquaticworld@gmail.com

or

Call the Shop (315) 458-1955 

 

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  Start Date Courses Course Type Location Places Available  
04 Mar 2021 MJB PVT B-OXY 3/4/2021 Binghamton Emergency Oxygen Provider Zoom Classroom 1 2

Binghamton Emergency Oxygen Provider

Classroom
Thu 04 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you are ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course, it is open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers: boat crew, lifeguards, etc. will benefit from having this training. This is a great course to complete with your EFR training. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once enrolled, your PADI Instructor will contact you with more information. Required Gear: Your personal rescue breathing mask.

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07 Mar 2021 MJB B-Pro-Staff - EFR-Ref EFR-Refresher Binghamton, New York Area 1

EFR-Refresher

EFR-Primary & Secondary Care
Sun 07 Mar 2021
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

This class is for Binghamton Pro Staff - Closed to Open Enrollment.

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16 Mar 2021 AL B-BUBL 3/16/2021 Binghamton Bubble Maker Binghamton, New York Area, Zoom Classroom 1 1

Binghamton Bubble Maker

Zoom Classroom
Tue 16 Mar 2021
06:00 AM
90 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
Pool 1
Sat 20 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas, Alexandra Leslie,

Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds...a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children who are at least 8 years old and are comfortable in water can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 meters/ 6 feet. Parental approval is required. Please take a moment to download and review the Medical statement found at "https://aquatic-world.com/en/bubblemaker", under Prerequisites for the course. And for instructions if you have a "Yes" answer. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once your child is enrolled your PADI Instructor will be in touch with more details. Required Gear: Bathing suit and towel. Aquatic World will supply all dive gear.

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18 Mar 2021 LMB B-REA 3/18/2021 Binghamton ReActivate Binghamton, New York Area, Zoom Classroom 1 3

Binghamton ReActivate

Zoom Classroom
Thu 18 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
Pool Session
Sat 20 Mar 2021
01:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Lisa Ballas, Larissa Clark,

Have not been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? Are you an Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver or Rescue Diver? The PADI ReActivate program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.....Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you. You will review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It is quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a dive vacation.....The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a PADI replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it........... Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionnaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once enrolled, your PADI Pro will contact you with more information...........Required Gear: Divers must supply all their own personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel, and booties) and should supply or make arrangements for all other dive gear (wetsuit, BCD, regulator, tank, and weights).

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20 Mar 2021 AP B-SRef 3/20/2021 Binghamton Scuba Refresher Binghamton, New York Area 2

Binghamton Scuba Refresher

Callsroom & Confined Water
Sat 20 Mar 2021
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Aaron Phelps,

Have not been in the water recently and you want to just get in the pool with a PADI Pro? You and a PADI Pro will work together on any of the open water skills of your choosing. This is a great way to get re-accumulated to the water and your skills through a scuba refresher! Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionnaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once enrolled, your PADI Pro will contact you with more information. Required Gear: Divers must supply all their own personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel, and booties) and should supply or make arrangements for all other dive gear (wetsuit, BCD, regulator, tank, and weights).

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21 Mar 2021 MJB RDP/eRDPml 3/21/2021 RDP/eRDPml Refresher Aquatic World Classroom 6

RDP/eRDPml Refresher

Lecture
Sun 21 Mar 2021
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Want to learn to use the RDP Dive Slate and the eRDPml, or need to brush up on your dive planning. This non-PADI specialty class for you. Your PADI Instructor will have you whizzing though the pressure groups and surface interval calc's like a PADI Pro. Required materials and equipment are the DSAT RDP Slates and an eRDPml. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once enrolled, your PADI Instructor will contact you with more information. Required Gear: RDP and eRDPml

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21 Mar 2021 MJB ENXREF 3/21/2021 ENX Refresher Aquatic World Classroom 6

ENX Refresher

Classroom/Practical
Sun 21 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
90 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Already PADI Enriched Air Certified and have not dove with enriched air in a while or you would just like a review of: Enriched Air dive planning, how to analyze an Enriched Air tank and complete the required paperwork; then, this refresher class is for you. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once enrolled, your PADI Instructor will contact you with more information. Required Gear: ENX Tables (EAD and O2) and RDP or eRDPml or your computer and its Owner’s Manual.

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15 Apr 2021 LMB B-REA 4/15/2021 Binghamton ReActivate Binghamton, New York Area, Zoom Classroom 1 2

Binghamton ReActivate

Zoom Classroom
Thu 15 Apr 2021
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
Pool Session
Sat 17 Apr 2021
01:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Lisa Ballas,

Have not been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? Are you an Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver or Rescue Diver? The PADI ReActivate program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.....Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you. You will review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It is quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a dive vacation.....The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a PADI replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it........... Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionnaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once enrolled, your PADI Pro will contact you with more information...........Required Gear: Divers must supply all their own personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel, and booties) and should supply or make arrangements for all other dive gear (wetsuit, BCD, regulator, tank, and weights).

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17 Apr 2021 Bing OW Hold 2021 Binghamton Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area 1

Binghamton Openwater Diver

Holding for class to form
Fri 01 Jan 2021
06:00 PM
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

If you have always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world is most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. Please take a moment to go to "http://http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionnaire and instruction if you might have a Yes answer. This is the perfect course if you are looking to complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification and live in the Binghamton, NY area. Class and pool training sessions are held in local area pools. Your check out dives are completed at the exciting Dutch Springs Dive Park near Bethlehem, PA. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once enrolled, your PADI Instructor will contact you with more information. Required Gear: Personal Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, Hood, Gloves, and a surface signaling device. All other gear will be provided by Aquatic World.

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17 Apr 2021 AP B-DSD 4/17/2021 10:30 Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving Binghamton, New York Area 0

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving

Classroom/Pool
Sat 17 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Aaron Phelps,

Have you always wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but are not quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Experience your first breath underwater and open up a whole new world through the PADI Discovery Scuba Diving Experience. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.......... Please take a moment to download and review the Medical statement found at "https://aquatic-world.com/en/discover-scuba", under Prerequisites for the course. And for instructions if you have a "Yes" answer. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once you are enrolled your PADI Pro will be in touch with more details...........Required Gear: Bathing suit and towel. Aquatic World will supply all dive gear.

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