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Emergency First Response

* Continuing Education

Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increases their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.



Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increases their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away. ​​

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors. ​

The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for emergency care.


Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

You require a valid, up to date EFR course before you can start with the PADI Rescue Diver course. Done within the last 23 months of completing rescue diver course. You do not need to be a diver to do this course.


Cost of the course including the manual and certification is €120.
EFR Refresher course is €50. (not including any manuals)

Home Study

We prefer if you can pick up the reading/ home study material and go through it before we start the course.

Course Work

The course consists of video sessions followed by practising the first responder actions and a Final exam.


The EFR course is run over one full day or two morning afternoon sessions. It is a first aid course.
The day starts at 8 AM at the Dive Shop and normally you will be back to the dive school about 2:30 - 3 PM each day.