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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  
20 Nov 2021 AC B-DSD 11/20/2021 Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving Binghamton, New York Area 3

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving

Classroom/Pool
Sat 20 Nov 2021
10:30 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas, Adriana Chergosky, Lisa Ballas,

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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20 Nov 2021 LMB B-SRef 11/20/2021 Binghamton Scuba Refresher Binghamton, New York Area 3

Binghamton Scuba Refresher

Callsroom & Confined Water
Sat 20 Nov 2021
10:30 AM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Lisa Ballas,

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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01 Dec 2021 MJB B-EANX 12/1/2021 (Hold) Binghamton Enriched Air Diver Binghamton, New York Area 6

Binghamton Enriched Air Diver

Holding for Class to Form
Mon 18 Oct 2021 to Wed 01 Dec 2021
01:38 AM
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADIs most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then do not hesitate to become an enriched air diver. You can prepare for your next dive vacation by getting NITROX certified before your departure. This course has classroom only and does not require pool or open water diving. Talk to your PADI Instructor if you would like to do the optional dives. If you are a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up! Once enrolled, your PADI Instructor will contact you with more information. Required Gear: Classroom Only – ENX Tables (EAD and O2) and RDP or eRDPml or your computer and its Owner’s Manual Optional Dive - Mask, snorkel, fins, booties, hood and gloves, wetsuit, BCD, SPG w/computer, regulator, ENX tank(s), weights, audible and visual signaling device.

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09 Dec 2021 ReA 12/9/2021 Binghamton ReActivate Binghamton, New York Area, Zoom Classroom 1 3

Binghamton ReActivate

Zoom Classroom
Thu 09 Dec 2021
07:00 PM
90 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
Pool Session
Sat 11 Dec 2021
10:30 AM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Lisa Ballas,

Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? Are you a PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Rescue Diver? The 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 conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving 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. Your PADI Pro will contact you with the date/time for a quick classroom session. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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11 Dec 2021 AC B_DSD 12/11/2021 Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving Binghamton, New York Area 3

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving

Classroom/Pool
Sat 11 Dec 2021
10:30 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas, Adriana Chergosky, Lisa Ballas,

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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