PADI Emergency First Response

PADI Emergency First Response Course

Course Description

The PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) course is a comprehensive CPR and first aid training program. It equips you with essential skills to respond to medical emergencies effectively, providing care during the critical moments until professional medical services arrive. The course focuses on both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid), ensuring you are prepared to handle a wide range of emergency situations.

What to Expect

  • Knowledge Development: Start with PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) manual and video theory, to cover the theoretical aspects of CPR and first aid. This flexible, self-paced study includes videos and interactive lessons to help you understand the procedures and techniques required in emergency situations.

  • Practical Training: Participate in hands-on training sessions where you will practice CPR, use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and perform first aid techniques such as bandaging and splinting. These sessions are designed to build your confidence and proficiency in handling real-life emergencies.

  • Realistic Scenarios: Engage in scenario-based training to simulate emergency situations. This practical approach helps reinforce your learning and ensures you are ready to respond effectively in actual emergencies.


  • Age: There is no minimum age requirement for the EFR course, making it accessible to anyone interested in learning CPR and first aid.

  • Prerequisites: No prior experience or certifications are needed to enroll in the EFR course.

  • Health: Participants should be in good health to perform physical tasks involved in CPR and first aid training.


  • Duration: The course typically takes 4-6 hours to complete, depending on the pace and structure of the sessions.

  • Equipment: All necessary training materials and equipment are provided, including manikins for CPR practice and AED training units.

  • Certification: Upon successful completion, you will receive an EFR certification, which is valid for two years. This certification is a prerequisite for advanced PADI courses such as Rescue Diver and Divemaster.

Who It’s For

The PADI EFR course is ideal for:

  • Divers: Those looking to fulfill the CPR and first aid requirements for advanced scuba diving courses.

  • Adventure Seekers: Individuals who want to be prepared for emergencies while engaging in outdoor activities.

  • General Public: Anyone interested in learning vital life-saving skills and being prepared to assist in emergencies at home, work, or in the community.

Next Steps

After completing the EFR course, you can further enhance your emergency response skills by taking the PADI Rescue Diver course or becoming an EFR Instructor. These courses build on your existing knowledge and prepare you to handle more complex emergency situations or teach others.

Ready to learn life-saving skills? Contact us to book your PADI Emergency First Response course and become a confident and capable responder today!




The PADI Emergency First Response course is perfect for everyone, regardless of age or experience. Gain confidence and proficiency in handling emergencies.


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