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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!


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


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  Start Date Courses Course Type Location Places Available   Price    
19 Nov 2020 MJB EANX 11/19/2020 Binghamton Enriched Air Diver Binghamton, New York Area 6 -

Binghamton Enriched Air Diver

Lecture 1
Thu 19 Nov 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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05 Dec 2020 RDP/eRDPml 12/5/2020 RDP/eRDPml Refresher Binghamton, New York Area 8 US$ 75.00

RDP/eRDPml Refresher

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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