EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

Emergency First Response® primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in the critical moments between when a life-threatening emergency occurs and when emergency medical services arrive.

Learn how to perform CPR, provide first aid that eases pain, assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

STEPS

Purchase your course material from our diveshop, you may choose from having the PADI Manual or PADI eLearning. If you have a busy schedule we suggest PADI eLearning to fit easily your scuba lessons during your work or at home. Work at your own pace, online or offline, connect with your instructor for inwater training, or whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

Determine how much weight you need and where to place trim weights to streamline your body position. During two dives you’ll fine-tune your weighting during buoyancy checks and master neutral buoyancy with inwater practice.

  • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)
  • Total time commitment: 1-2 days
  • Minimum age: 10 years or older

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Minimum age: None

Course prerequisites: Desire to help others.

OTHER COSTS AND EQUIPMENT

This course requires both knowledge development and in-person training for certification.

When you purchase the EFR eLearning course EFR PADI Manual (diveshop), the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.

There is an additional cost to complete your practical training with an EFR Instructor. The cost depends on class size, location and other factors. Contact a PADI Dive Center or Resort for more information and pricing.

For sanitary reasons, all students need their own set of personal barriers including, but not limited to, gloves, bandages for practical simulations, and a ventilation barrier. Contact your instructor for more information.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).