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The PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) Specialty course is a comprehensive training program designed for divers and non-divers alike, focusing on critical emergency care skills that are important in the diving world and everyday life. This course prepares participants to effectively respond to medical emergencies with confidence, using a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in basic life support and first aid.


Course Objectives and Structure

The EFR course is structured to provide an in-depth understanding of emergency response procedures, equipping individuals with the skills to assist in potentially life-threatening situations. The course includes both primary and secondary care components, ensuring a well-rounded approach to emergency response.


Primary Care (CPR)

Participants will learn and practice Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques for adults, including how to assess the situation, perform chest compressions, and deliver rescue breaths. The primary care component also covers emergency procedures for serious conditions such as spinal injuries and shock management.


Secondary Care (First Aid)

The secondary care section focuses on first aid procedures for injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life-threatening. Participants will learn how to provide first aid for a variety of conditions, including cuts, burns, fractures, and allergic reactions, enhancing their ability to offer assistance until professional medical help arrives.


Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and Preventing Disease Transmission

Additionally, the course covers the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and essential practices to prevent disease transmission during emergency care, ensuring a comprehensive skill set for all participants.



Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive the PADI Emergency First Response certification, acknowledging their proficiency in emergency care skills. This certification is not only beneficial for divers, enhancing safety in diving activities, but is also a valuable asset for anyone wishing to be prepared to handle medical emergencies in everyday situations.

Emergency First Response

PriceFrom £50.00
  • Course Requirements

    • No minimum age requirements.
    • Be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 16.
    • Agree to our terms and conditions. (Click here)
  • What's included?

    • EFR eLearning (to be completed in advance of the classroom session)
    • One classroom session to review theory and complete practical skills circuit.
  • What's next?

    We run a full range of courses up to EFR Instructor. Please get in touch for more information.

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