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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  
05 Dec 2020 MJB RDP/eRDPml 12/5/2020 RDP/eRDPml Refresher Binghamton, New York Area 6

RDP/eRDPml Refresher

Lecture
Sat 05 Dec 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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12 Dec 2020 MJB BUBL 12/12/2020 Binghamton Bubble Maker Binghamton, New York Area 1

Binghamton Bubble Maker

Pool 1
Sat 12 Dec 2020
10:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

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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12 Dec 2020 AP DSD 12/12/2020 Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving Binghamton, New York Area 2

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving

Classroom/Pool
Sat 12 Dec 2020
09:30 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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12 Dec 2020 LMB B-SRef 12/12/2020 Binghamton Scuba Refresher Binghamton, New York Area 1

Binghamton Scuba Refresher

Callsroom & Confined Water
Sat 12 Dec 2020
09:30 AM
03 hours 00 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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19 Dec 2020 LMB ReA 12/19/2020 Binghamton ReActivate Binghamton, New York Area 2

Binghamton ReActivate

Pool Session
Sat 19 Dec 2020
09:00 AM
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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19 Dec 2020 AP ReA 12/19/2020 Binghamton ReActivate Binghamton, New York Area 1

Binghamton ReActivate

Pool Session
Sat 19 Dec 2020
12:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Aaron Phelps,

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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19 Dec 2020 MJB DSD 12/19/2020 Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving Binghamton, New York Area 0

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving

Classroom/Pool
Sat 19 Dec 2020
10:00 AM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas, Larissa Clark,

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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19 Dec 2020 LMB DSD 12/19/2020 Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving Binghamton, New York Area 2

Binghamton Discover Scuba Diving

Classroom/Pool
Sat 19 Dec 2020
12:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): 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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01 Jan 2021 Holding for OW in 2021 Binghamton Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area 8

Binghamton Openwater Diver

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

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01 Jan 2021 Holding for B-AOW in 2021 Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area 10

Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver

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

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