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BINGHAMTON SCUBA CLASSES Get Certified in Binghamton

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   Price    
04 Feb 2020 PVT B-OW 2/4/2020 Binghamton Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs, 0 -

Binghamton Openwater Diver

Class Day 1
Tue 04 Feb 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 1
Sat 08 Feb 2020
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Class Day 2
Tue 17 Mar 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 2
Sat 21 Mar 2020
07:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Class Day 3
Tue 14 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 3
Sat 18 Apr 2020
07:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Class Day 4
Tue 12 May 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 4
Sat 16 May 2020
07:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Open Water Day 1
Sat 30 May 2020
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dutch Springs
Open Water Day 2
Sun 31 May 2020
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

This is a private class for the BSA. 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. A more personalized schedule with Instructor Mike Ballas is provided when you sign up for this class. Please take a moment to go to "http://http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you might have a Yes answer.

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05 Feb 2020 MJB OWR 2/5/2020 Binghamton Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs, 3 -

Binghamton Openwater Diver

Module 1 classroom
Wed 05 Feb 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 1
Sat 08 Feb 2020
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Module 2 classroom
Tue 25 Feb 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Module 3 classroom
Thu 27 Feb 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 2
Sat 29 Feb 2020
07:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Module 4 classroom
Tue 03 Mar 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 3
Sat 07 Mar 2020
07:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Review session
Sat 20 Jun 2020
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Open Water Day 1
Sat 04 Jul 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Open Water Day 2
Sun 05 Jul 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

This is a PADI Open Water Referral Course - the first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during the winter months and finish the Open Water Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class, then complete the required 4 dives two ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or Summer at Dutch Springs or 2) Through the PADI Referral program a PADI Dive Center or at a Resort. This is a great way to become Certified. Start your PADI OW Dive Training! Your PADI Instructor will contact you with your classroom and pool locations. In addition, a pol review day will be scheduled in June for those planning to go to Dutch in June. (This refresher date is required) 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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22 Feb 2020 MJB BUBL 2/22/2020 Binghamton Bubble Maker Binghamton, New York Area, 1 -

Binghamton Bubble Maker

Pool 1
Sat 22 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don't have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 metres/ 6 feet............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.

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22 Feb 2020 TEAM ReA 2/22/2020 Binghamton ReActivate Binghamton, New York Area, 3 US$ 175.00

Binghamton ReActivate

Pool Session
Sat 22 Feb 2020
09:30 AM
03 hours 00 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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22 Feb 2020 TEAM DSD 2/22/2020 Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving Binghamton, New York Area, 3 US$ 50.00

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving

Classroom/Pool
Sat 22 Feb 2020
10:30 AM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Expereince your first breath underwater and open up a whole new world through the PADI Discovery Scuba Diving Experience.

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22 Feb 2020 Team B-SRef 2/22/2020 Binghamton Scuba Refresher Binghamton, New York Area, 3 US$ 100.00

Binghamton Scuba Refresher

Callsroom & Confined Water
Sat 22 Feb 2020
09:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Lisa Ballas,

Havent in the water in the last year and going on a vacation? This is a great way to get reacculumated to the water - a scuba refresher!

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08 Mar 2020 RDP/eRDPml 3/8/2020 RDP/eRDPml Refresher Binghamton, New York Area, 8 US$ 75.00

RDP/eRDPml Refresher

Lecture
Sun 08 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Need refreshed on how to plan dives using an RDP, eRDPml, and your computer - than this class is for you! You will need to have an RDP or eRDPml. This class will be conducted in the greater Binghamton area. Please contact you instructor for class details and location.

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22 Apr 2020 MJB CRC 4/22/2020 Binghamton Coral Reef Conservation Binghamton, New York Area, 8 US$ 70.00

Binghamton Coral Reef Conservation

Classroom
Wed 22 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Celebrate Earth Day by learning more what is happening with our Coral Reef sytems through the Project Aware - Coral Reef Converservation class. In addition, Mike will share some first hand information about Binaire's Reef Restoration project.

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23 Apr 2020 MJB B-OW PVT 4/23/2020 Binghamton Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs, 6 -

Binghamton Openwater Diver

Review session
Thu 23 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 1
Sat 25 Apr 2020
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 2
Sun 26 Apr 2020
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Open Water Day 1
Sat 23 May 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Open Water Day 2
Sun 24 May 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

This is a private class. 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. A more personalized schedule with Instructor Mike Ballas is provided when you sign up for this class. Please take a moment to go to "http://http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you might have a Yes answer.

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30 Apr 2020 MJB EANX 4/30/2020 Binghamton Enriched Air Diver Binghamton, New York Area, 6 -

Binghamton Enriched Air Diver

Lecture 1
Thu 30 Apr 2020
05:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

This class will be conducted in the greater Binghamton area. Please contact your instructor for classroom location and class details.

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  Destination Start Date Max. Places Places Available Price  
Binghamton Scuba Olympics Saturday 14 Mar 2020 16 16 US$ 20.00

Staff: Michael Ballas Lisa Ballas

  • Start Date: Sat 14 Mar 2020 at 08:00
  • Max. Places: 16
  • Places Available: 16
  • Our Price: US$ 20.00

This event will include some good old-fashioned fun and competition. You and a (dive) buddy will work together to compete in up to (5) different events. Your team has the opportunity to win prizes. The medal ceremony will be conducted at the Surface Interval (SI) Party. Registering for the Olympics, automatically registers you for the SI Party (see the SI Announcement Letter for more details)............ A few details about the event: 1) The Olympics has a $20 entrance fee and we have reduced the gear rental fees. 2) Registration and payment in full, must be received no later than Thursday, March 5th by 6 PM. 3) Once you are registered you will receive additional information needed to participate in this event. A medical form and liability release will be required prior to competing in the Olympics. 4) Payment for the Scuba Olympics is non-refundable; unless, Aquatic World cancels the event. 5) A minimum of 4 teams is required and space will be limited to 8 teams. 6) You must be a PADI Open Water certified diver, or equivalent. 7) No professional or commercial divers are allowed to compete – only recreational divers. 8) The Scuba Olympics is a buddy team event. You can either form your own team or we will be happy to assign you a buddy. 9) You must have dove within the last year (confined or open water) and provide evidence of this. 10) Additional details and rules will be emailed upon registration and/or reviewed the day of the event............... Gear: 1) Divers must supply all their own gear. 2) All scuba kits must be open circuit. 3) All dive weights must be hard weights. No soft weights will be permitted on the pool deck or in the pool. 4) All gear (BCD, regulator, and tank) should have been serviced within the last year. 5) Rental gear can be reserved. You are responsible for pickup and return of the rental gear.......... Fees: • $20.00 (Olympics) • $35.00 (Olympics, Tank, and Weights) • $45.00 (Olympics, Tank, Weights, BCD, and Regulator)....... To register: (registration deadline is Thursday, March 5th by 6PM • Call Aquatic World (315) 458-1955 and tell them you are signing up for the Binghamton Scuba Olympics – we will automatically sign you up for the SI Party. • If you need gear – reserve and pay for your gear. • Pay over the phone to reserve your spot and secure your rental gear....... Spaces will fill up quickly, and this event is limited to 8 teams, so register early! . If you have any questions, please contact me directly through the email address (mballas.aquaticworld@gmail.com), text, or call my cell phone (607-621-6290).

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