PADI Emergency First Response course
The EFR course is a non-diving certification which teaches you basic first aid care of cardio-pulmanory resuscitation on both adults and children. This program has no minimum age requirements, and so is ideal for all family members. This certification is a prerequisite for all PADI courses beyond the Advanced Open Water Diver. In just a 1/2 day, build your confidence and know how to act in the event of an emergency. Build upon your CPR skills by learning how to provide secondary care to a patient when the care provided by local emergency services will be delayed. The secondary care module shows you how to assess illnesses, injuries and splint wounds. Other additional skills include an orientation to using an ‘automated external defibillator’, providing oxygen and dealing with choking adults.
PADI Rescue Diver course
Build your confidence and abilities as a PADI Rescue Diver with this 4 day program which improves your scuba diving skills. The course has several different academic topics which teach you about recognizing diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management and dive equipment problems. The 10 in-water exercises will give you the ability to deal with distressed, tired, panicking and missing divers. Feel your confidence and skills improve as we train you in a conducive learning environment and confined water setting where you’ll receive demonstrations from our scuba dive Instructors on in-water and our of water rescue techniques. This is serious fun. Once you’ve mastered these techniques, we’ll then we’ll take you to an Open Water environment and you’ll demonstrate your ability through 4 staged scenarios to manage an accident, organize a missing diver search, retrieve an unconscious diver to the boat or shoreline and provide CPR/1st aid. You’ll also learn how to complete and activate a local emergency assistance plan, which can credit towards your PADI Divemaster training.
You can complete the academics with PADI's e-Learning course now, though additional costs of $120 per course apply. For more information on how to sign up for this option, please let us know of your interest.
The next course is the PADI Divemaster course.