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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    
14 Jul 2020 MJB B-AOW 7/14/2020 Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs 0 -

Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Tue 14 Jul 2020
05:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Open Water Day 1
Sat 25 Jul 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Open Water Day 2
Sun 26 Jul 2020
07:45 AM
07 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

You're a certified Open Water diver and you want to expand your skills and knowledge for diving in different conditions - the PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver certification is your next step. After personal preparation you will complete dives over two days with your instructor: Buoyancy, Navigation, Multi-Level, Deep Dive and a Wreck Dive. Talk to your instructor about other options for your Adventure Dives. Dives will be completed over two days at Dutch Springs and your instructor will contact you with more information about your class, the locations, and dates/times. 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.

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21 Jul 2020 MJB PPB 7/21/2020 Binghamton Peak Performance Buoyancy Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs 2 -

Binghamton Peak Performance Buoyancy

Lecture
Tue 21 Jul 2020
05:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Dive 1
Sat 25 Jul 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

you will complete dives over two days with your instructor: Buoyancy, Navigation, Multi-Level, Deep Dive and a Wreck Dive. Talk to your instructor about other options for your Adventure Dives. Dives will be completed over two days at Dutch Springs and your instructor Your Instructor will contact you with more information about your class, the locations, and dates/times.

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21 Jul 2020 MJB B-MULT 7/21/2020 Binghamton Multilevel Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs 3 -

Binghamton Multilevel Diver

Lecture
Tue 21 Jul 2020
07:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Dive 1
Sun 26 Jul 2020
07:45 AM
07 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Particpants are responsible for having all required gear and Dutch Springs Admission Passes, and air fills. Divers must bring their dive computer, its owner's manual or an ERPDml and a timing device. Your Instructor will contact you with the details of your class, date/time, and locations.

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22 Jul 2020 MJB DPHOTO 7/22/2020 Binghamton Underwater Digital Photgraphy Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs 4 -

Binghamton Underwater Digital Photgraphy

Classroom
Wed 22 Jul 2020
05:30 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Dives
Sat 25 Jul 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Your Instructor will contact you with the details of your class, date/time, and locations.

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23 Jul 2020 MJB UWNat 7/23/2020 Binghmaton Underwater Naturalist Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs 3 -

Binghmaton Underwater Naturalist

Classroom
Thu 23 Jul 2020
05:30 PM
Binghamton, New York Area
Dives 1 and 2
Sun 26 Jul 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Your Instructor will contact you with the details of your class, date/time, and locations.

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04 Aug 2020 MJB B-EFRA 8/4/2020 Binghamton EFR Prim and Scnd Care with AED Binghamton, New York Area 4 -

Binghamton EFR Prim and Scnd Care with AED

EFR Primary and Secondary Care
Tue 04 Aug 2020
05:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

The ability to provide CPR first aid assistance is a skill that has application in all area of our lives. To continue in your PADI scuba education towards Rescue diver and professional levels, this skill is a required. With this course you will be certified as an Emergency First Responder for the EFR organization. Your instructor for class details and location.

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05 Aug 2020 MJB Binghamton_RESC 8/5/2020 Binghamton Rescue Diver Aquatic World - On Taft Road, Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs 6 -

Binghamton Rescue Diver

Classroom 1
Wed 05 Aug 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Pool
Sun 09 Aug 2020
03:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Classroom 2
Tue 11 Aug 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Classroom 3
Thu 13 Aug 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Dives Day 1
Sat 15 Aug 2020
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dutch Springs
Dives Day 2
Sun 16 Aug 2020
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning. PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time. Please take a moment to go to "http://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 Instructor will contact you with more information. Required Gear: Mask, snorkel, fins, booties, hood and gloves, wetsuit, BCD, SPG w/computer, regulator, tanks, weights, audible and visual signaling device, and a rescue breathing mask. Note: Currently this class will be conducted at Dutch Springs. However, due to teh ever changing COVID19 conditions the course may be moved to Cape Vicent - your insturctor will tell you more.

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10 Aug 2020 MJB B-OXY 8/10/2020 Binghamton Emergency Oxygen Provider Binghamton, New York Area 8 -

Binghamton Emergency Oxygen Provider

Classroom
Mon 10 Aug 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

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10 Sep 2020 MJB EANX 9/10/2020 Binghamton Enriched Air Diver Binghamton, New York Area 6 -

Binghamton Enriched Air Diver

Lecture 1
Thu 10 Sep 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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16 Sep 2020 MJB AOW 9/16/2020 Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs 6 -

Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Wed 16 Sep 2020
05:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Open Water Day 1
Sat 19 Sep 2020
07:45 AM
09 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Open Water Day 2
Sun 20 Sep 2020
07:45 AM
07 hours 15 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

You're a certified Open Water diver and you want to expand your skills and knowledge for diving in different conditions - the PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver certification is your next step. After personal preparation you will complete dives over two days with your instructor: Bouyancy, Navigation, Multi-Level, Deep Dive and a Wreck Dive. Talk to your instructor about other options for your Adventure Dives. Dives will be completed over two days at Dutch Springs and your instructor will contact you with more information about your class, the locations, and dates/times. 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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