PADI Emergency First Response (non diving course)

The Emergency First Response Course can apply to every area of your life and not just in diving. This course is a pre-requisite to the Rescue Course (or equivalent) but its simple approach makes it the perfect course for both divers and non-divers. You will learn the basics of CPR and First Aid with the same priorities and techniques used by paramedics and doctors. Taking this course can make a real difference to your ability to deal with medical emergencies and ultimately save lives.


1 day (non diving)


  • Local Course Price: 160 €
  • e-learning & e-certification: 65 €
  • Full Local Price: 225 €
  • Pre Booking Full Price:180 € (all included)




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What’s involved

Knowledge development

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
  • Preventing and caring for shock
  • Spinal injury management
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

A final exam and scenario practice complete the course.

The standard certification is from Emergency First Response, an independent company working in partnership with PADI. This does not disqualify divers from progressing to higher levels if they already hold equivalent qualifications form another certifying organisation, but it is the standard course included with higher level PADI courses. Recognized in over 80 countries the course conforms to internationally recognized First Aid standards. A mandatory addition to your training as a PADI Rescue Diver, and all following courses, is an EFR certification or equivalent. These courses, although not designed by PADI, are thoroughly professional first aid and response courses structured around the practical teaching style PADI students will be used to, and is required to be refreshed for further training courses.