Padi Emergency First Response course

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Learn a skill for life, learn skills that save lives, learn to help others.

Not just for divers, EFR is useful to everyone.

Wreck diving can be one of the most hazardous types of scuba diving. This course shows you how to identify and control the risks and hazards involved.

If you are thinking of this course as a pre-requisite to your Rescue Diver, then please be aware that there are many equivalent courses (Red Cross, AHA, local paramedic centers etc) that you can take at home that will meet this requirement and save your vacation time.)

For health reasons this course is not being offered during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Emergency First Response course has 3 components

Home Study – EFR Manual and video.

Practical session to learn new skills in Fist Aid, CPR and use of an AED.

What you need to know

Course cost US $200.

This course (or its equivalent) is required prior to taking a Rescue Diver course.

No minimum age requirements.

This is the Emergency First Response Primary Care and Emergency First Response Secondary care courses combined.

This course adheres to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines.

This course adheres to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines.

EFR CPR courses are accredited and approved by,The American Council on Exercise (ACE), Cal/OSHA and Federal OSHA guidelines 29 CFR 1910.151, Girl Scouts USA, The US Coast Guard and others.

Please note that “Online only” First Aid courses DO NOT meet these requirements (despite what you read on the interweb).

This course takes 1 day to complete.

What you will learn

Scene assessment.

Barrier use.

Primary assessment.


Serious bleeding management.

Shock management.

Spinal injury management.

Conscious and unconscious victim management.

AED use.

Emergency oxygen use (for divers).

How to Book

Please book early, places for Scuba Diving in St Kitts are always limited (Small groups only!).

Check the medical requirements for the course, contact me if you are unsure.

We have an information sheet available, please contact me.

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