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PADI Emergency First Responder

There is one variable you can control when you're on the scene of any medical emergency: You. Often, life versus death or complete recovery versus long-term disability lies with a layperson first responder providing care between the emergency's onset and the arrival of professional medical personnel. If you are there, you can provide that care. You can be an Emergency First Responder. As a layperson, you can't guarantee that a patient will live or fully recover - there's too much beyond anyone's control - but you can feel confident that given the circumstances, everything that could be done will be done.

Though not specifically for diving, the PADI Emergency First Responder course provides you will solid training in primary and secondary care that will serve you well on every dive you do. The PADI EFR course fulfills the CPR/First Aid requirements of the PADI Rescue Diver course.


The classroom portion of this class covers the theory and application of primary and secondary care in emergency situations, including proper CPR techniques.

Open Water Dives

There are no open water dives required for this course.

Course Options

PADI Emergency First Responder class is typically held on weekday nights. Classes typically last four to five hours.


Students must have the following for class:

  • PADI student folder on file
  • Diversions' Student Agreement on file
  • All knowledge reviews completed

Course Fees

Please contact us for the most current pricing.

Course Availability

Courses are offered on a regular basis and upon request. Please review our calendar and then contact us.

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