What would you do if a colleague collapsed in the workplace? Would you know how to assist a family member who became ill? Do you even own a first aid kit? If you want to learn First Aid in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere then the PADI Emergency First Response course is for you, whether you’re a diver or not.

The Emergency First Response course is an innovative CPR / First Aid program, which is split into two segments; Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid). In addition we also offer full Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.

The EFR course is based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for Emergency Care & is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization.

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.


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 every day life. They have taken a significant step in emergency readiness, 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 organizations that recognize 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.

Course Overview​


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.

Course Prerequisites​


Practical Sessions


Specific to learning philosophy, both courses establish skill retention through increased skill demonstration, practice and repetition.

The Course is designed to help participants remember appropriate emergency care procedures in times of need. It also encourages students to apply these procedures by assisting those needing Emergency Medical Care. 

Within the course segments, the CPR and First Aid skills are integrated into an easy-to-remember emergency care sequence.

The EFR Primary Course teaches students to deal with possible life threatening injuries and apply techniques such as CPR and AED.

The EFR secondary course covers secondary patient assessment and first aid. This covers head to toe evaluations of patients, illness assessments and how to bandage or splint a wound when Emergency Medical Services are either delayed or unavailable.

Price Includes​

  • EFR Course  materials

  • EFR  Certification Fee

Continue The Adventure...

Now that you have completed the EFR course you are better equipped to give assistance during any medical emergencies which may arise.

Keep these skills up to date and your knowledge fresh by enrolling on the EFR refresher courses held throughout the year.

The PADI Oxygen Administration Specialty compliments the EFR course by teaching the divers how to diagnose when and how to give emergency oxygen. The course also covers diving related medical problems such as decompression sickness, lung over-expansion injury and near drowning.