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UTICA AND ROME AREA SCUBA CLASSES Get Certified in the Utica and Rome Area

Aquatic World now offers classes in the Utica/ROME Area!

Jean-YvesAquatic World is proud to be offering Dive classes for students in the Rome and Utica area. Similar to Binghamton area, we receive many inquiries from this part of the state and are offering our services to this area. We are lucky to have an excellent Instructor, Jean-Yves Latour, located in this area. 



A little about Jean-Yves

I was originally certified for open water diving with NAUI while a college student in the 1980s.  Then my diving was with friends in the Richelieu River and northern part of Lake Champlain.  After university studies and several years as a professional mechanical engineer in  the work force I rediscovered diving and got hooked to it a second time.

I continued my diver education with PADI, became a professional diver in 2008, and finally an Open Water Instructor in 2009 and Master Scuba Diver Trainer in 2010.  I taught for some time at a Dive Shop in Connecticut.  I now live in the Utica area and joined the professional team at the Aquatic World.

I love spending time under water! I constantly look for opportunities to be under water. Teaching this sport is a great activity and rewards me on a personal level . I enjoy diving in the Thousand Islands region in the summer, Dutch Springs for teaching or for pleasure, and I visit Florida and south Carribean islands two to three times a year.  My wife and I enjoy underwater photography.

My instructor rating allows me to teach and certify the following : Discover Scuba, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Digital Photography, Enriched Air Diver, Drift Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Wreck Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation/Project AWARE.

I can also prepare and certify  you for the unexpected as an Emergency First Response Instructor teaching the courses,  First Aid/CPR/AED for Adult and Children.

Finally,  I am also a certified PSI inspector for pressure cylinders, allowing me to complete the annual inspection of scuba cylinders.

Living in Utica I can provide these courses locally.  All necessary equipment, including pool, gear, air compressor, and presentation materials, are available for student use here in South Utica. 

 Get information

To find out more you can contact Jean-Yves by email or phone. You can also contact Aquatic World directly. We are excited about expanding to this area and serving the needs of current and future divers. 

What Students say about learning with Jean-Yves:

"I wanted to send a formal note of appreciation following completion of my basic certification requirements. I thought the training was exceptional throughout. Jean-Yves was the perfect instructor - disciplined, direct, clear no-nonsense approach to making certain we mastered the skills. Repetition and review until we did master them. And gentle encouragement and complete acceptance as we found our way. I just completed my check-out dives with him and it was the same very positive process. Clear, direct, encouraging with an emphasis on skills and safety. I am looking forward to mre diving and more training with Jean-Yves and Aquatic World. Thanks for everything."

Ron F.  -  September 2019

 

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 Chloe D. - October 2019

 Advanced Open Water Diver Certification:

Looking for the Advanced Open Water Certification in the Utica - Rome area. Instructor Jean-Yves has posted his AOW classes for 2020 on the following dive dates. 

June 20-21, 2020                August 15-16, 2020             October 3-4, 2020

You can find these courses under the Aquatic World - "Improve Your Skills" menu. Call today to register for the Utica - Rome Area AOW classes with Instructor Jean-Yves.

Click here to go to the Advanced Open Water Course Schedule

  Start Date Courses Course Type Location Places Available  
22 Feb 2020 JYL EANX 2/22/2020 Utica - Rome Enriched Air Diver Utica/Rome, New York, 4

Utica - Rome Enriched Air Diver

Exam
Wed 13 Nov 2019
12:45 PM
Utica/Rome, New York
O2 Analysis & Logs
Wed 13 Nov 2019
12:45 PM
Lecture
Sat 22 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Utica/Rome, New York
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

Diving with Oxygen Enriched air allows you to extend your bottom time. This course canb be given in a 4 hour class and does not require pool or open water diving. You can prepare for your next dive vacation by getting NITROX certified before your departure. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up!

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11 Jul 2020 JYL OW 7/11/2020 Utica - Rome Openwater Diver Alexandria Bay - Islander, Cape Vincent, Utica/Rome, New York, 4

Utica - Rome Openwater Diver

Class & Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 11 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Utica/Rome, New York
Class & Pool 4 & 5 Final
Sun 12 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Utica/Rome, New York
Open Water Day 1
Sat 18 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Day 2
Sun 19 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The PADI Open Water Diver weekend course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 weekends. 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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25 Jul 2020 JYL OW 7/25/2020 Utica - Rome Openwater Diver Alexandria Bay - Islander, Cape Vincent, Utica/Rome, New York, 4

Utica - Rome Openwater Diver

Class & Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 25 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Utica/Rome, New York
Class & Pool 4 & 5 Final
Sun 26 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Utica/Rome, New York
Open Water Day 1
Sat 22 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Day 2
Sun 23 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The PADI Open Water Diver weekend course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 weekends. 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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29 Aug 2020 JYL OW 8/29/2020 Utica - Rome Openwater Diver Alexandria Bay - Islander, Cape Vincent, Utica/Rome, New York, 4

Utica - Rome Openwater Diver

Class & Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 29 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Utica/Rome, New York
Class & Pool 4 & 5 Final
Sun 30 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Utica/Rome, New York
Open Water Day 1
Sat 19 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Day 2
Sun 20 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The PADI Open Water Diver weekend course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 weekends. 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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17 Oct 2020 JYL EFRA 10/17/2020 Utica - Rome EFR: Prim and Scnd Care w/AED Utica/Rome, New York, 4

Utica - Rome EFR: Prim and Scnd Care w/AED

EFR Primary and Secondary Care
Sat 17 Oct 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Utica/Rome, New York
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

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 professional levels this skill is a required. With this course you will be certified as an Emergency First Responder for the EFR organization. This is a class only session of about 4 hours. Call or stop by the shop today to sign up.

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