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PADI Emergency First Response

Why Emergency First Response?

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organisation. Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompasses adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and feature an outstanding First Aid at Work component. The company's award winning programs and state-of-the-art training materials make it a favourite amoung divers around the world.

Many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in everyday life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.

The Emergency First Response program meets requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace (OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151), and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care. Other organisations that recognise EFR as meeting their requirements are United States Coast Guard, The Boy Scouts of America and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), to name a few.

What do I need to start?

  • No dive certification required
  • No previous first aid training is required

What will I do?

The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development session with your Instructor. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.

This course covers an introduction to First Aid skills including CPR and EAR as well as covering the use of Defibulators. The course is designed for both divers and non-divers and aims to provide the necessary skills required to handle an emergency situation both in the workplace and whilst diving. The course also covers cuts and bleeding, brakes, sprains, poisons, bites and more. Emergency First Response is a prerequisite for the highly regarded PADI Rescue Diver.

Fee: P.O.A.


- 2 x Passport Photos required for certification.
- Minimum age for participation in the course is 15 years of age.

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