PADI Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response with Academy of Scuba

Learn the essentials of First Aid when dealing with diving and non-diving injuries.

First Aid training and CPR are essential skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. Primary and Secondary Care  training including CPR, AED and First Aid training is therefore included on this course. Also, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specialises in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors!


Become proficient in Primary and Secondary Care skills on the Emergency First Response course with Academy of Scuba, including BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR, AED use and First Aid training. These lifesaving skills are essential for anyone – whether you are a scuba diver or not. You will also need these skills for your PADI Rescue Diver course and if you are looking to go pro and complete your PADI Divemaster course as well.


Our Emergency First Response course takes place over two weeknight evenings, so first aid training can fit in with your work schedule. Our central location in Camberwell makes it easy to find us. Furthermore, the Emergency First Response course is always scheduled before the PADI Rescue Diver course. In two evenings, you will have the skills and confidence to give primary or secondary care to someone in need of assistance.


Imagine being confident to give primary or secondary care to someone in need of help. Would you be confident and comfortable to give care if you hadn’t practiced? We don’t think so! For that reason we take our time with this first aid training course and ensure that every skills that is taught is practiced again and again, until you are comfortable.



To start the Emergency First Response courses, you must care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency.

Course Price and Duration


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The Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course takes place over 2 evenings.

Course Contents

Home Study

Session 1 – theory review and skill practice

Session 2 – skill practice continued, scenario assessment and final exam  

Course Location

The Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course is located at the Academy of Scuba dive centre.

Next Steps

Beside the Primary and Secondary Care Courses, Emergency First Response also offers Care for Children and other emergency training programs. After completing Primary and Secondary Care, take the PADI Rescue Diver course and the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies. For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Academy of Scuba team members.

Our Team

Academy of Scuba is lucky to have some of the best dive professionals in the business.

Interested in who will be teaching you to scuba dive? Check out our team here!

Diving Doctors

If you are also completing the PADI Rescue Diver course, you will need to fill out a medical questionnaire. If there are any ‘yes’ answers you will need to get a recreational dive medical from an accredited dive doctor listed here.


We highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.


It’s normal to have questions.

Head over to our FAQs page and see if we’ve already answered yours, or get in touch with us today!

What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Training Courses:

  • BLS (Basic Life Support).
  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
  • Rescue breathing – so you can perform this comfortably should you need to.
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use.
  • Preventing and caring for shock.
  • Spinal injury management.
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk.
  • Basic first aid training and first aid kit considerations.

Upcoming Dives

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