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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 

 

Binghamton Col

 

  Start Date Courses Course Type Location Places Available   Price    
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,

DUE TO COVID19 THIS CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED Celebrate Earth Day by learning more what is happening with our Coral Reef systems through the Project Aware - Coral Reef Conservation class. In addition, Mike will share some first-hand information about Bonaire’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,

DUE TO COVID19 THIS CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED 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,

DUE TO COVID19 THIS CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED This class will be conducted in the greater Binghamton area. Please contact your instructor for classroom location and class details.

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09 Jun 2020 MJB B-OW 6/9/2020 Binghamton Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs, 4 -

Binghamton Openwater Diver

Module 1 classroom
Tue 09 Jun 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Module 2 classroom
Wed 10 Jun 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 1
Sat 13 Jun 2020
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Module 3 classroom
Tue 16 Jun 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Module 4 classroom
Thu 18 Jun 2020
05:30 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Confined Water 2
Sat 20 Jun 2020
08:00 AM
09 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 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 questionnaire and instruction if you might have a Yes answer.

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14 Jul 2020 MJB B-AOW 7/14/2020 Binghamton Advanced Openwater Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs, 6 -

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, 4 -

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, 4 -

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, 4 -

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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23 Jul 2020 MJB - BNITE 7/23/2020 Binghamton Night Diver Binghamton, New York Area, Dutch Springs, 4 -

Binghamton Night Diver

Classroom
Thu 23 Jul 2020
07:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Binghamton, New York Area
Dives 1-2
Sat 25 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Dutch Springs
Dives 3
Sat 12 Sep 2020
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Dutch Springs
Course Instructor(s): Michael Ballas,

Your Instructor will contact you with the details of your class, date/time, locations, and required gear details. Three dives are required for this certification - dive 1 will be completed 1 evening and dive 2/3 another evening.

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