PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE COURSE
The EFR course is a very innovative first aid program with broad training about primary (Basic Life Support) and secondary care.
Why should you participate in Emergency First Response Course?
Many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in everyday life. They have taken a significant step into preparation for emergencies, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.
What will I learn?
The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development sessions with one of Similan Queen’s specially trained PADI instructors. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals, but at a lower level.
What do I need?
Get your PADI EFR Crew Pack from Kata Scuba Diving Center with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.
The course includes training in primary and secondary care which can be taken as one combined course (this meets the prerequisites to enroll into the Rescue Diver course) or as two individual programs.
- Primary Care focuses on basic life support and includes eight mandatory skills plus three optional skills.
- Secondary Care builds on primary care and focuses on important skills if EMS is delayed or unavailable
Both courses are video supported and include a combination of knowledge development and skill practices. Various rescue scenarios will ensure that you understand all course topics and that you are able to apply your knowledge.
- When do Emergency First Response courses start?
Kata Scuba offers courses all year round upon request.
- What are the prerequisites to participate in the Emergency First Response course?
Everybody who wants to learn about primary and secondary care is welcome without any prerequisites.
- How will I get to the course?
Kata Scuba offers free transportation from Patong, Karon and Kata Beach.
- What do I need for the course?
PADI EFR Crew Pack which you get from Kata Scuba Diving Center.
- What do I need to bring with me?
Just your EFR Crew Pack.
- How long will the Emergency First Response course take?
The EFR course takes one day.
- How can I make a booking?
You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Patong Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
- What does the course price include?
Your EFR course includes your transportation and training as described above. The EFR Crew Pack and your certification fees are included in the price.
- How long is EFR training valid before I need to refresh my knowledge?
The Emergency First Response course is valid for 24 months.
- Can I become an Emergency First Response Instructor too?
Yes, Similan Queen has experienced Course Directors can train you to become an Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI). Please contact us for further details.