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PADI Emergency First Response

  • Learn CPR and First Aid
  • No diving skills necessary
  • First step to becoming an Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Free transfers from any hotel in Sharm El Sheikh

Fitness & Health

Anyone with an average level of fitness and health can enjoy scube diving

However - some heart, breathing and lung problems (such as asthma) could rule out your participation.

Before enrolling onto a PADI training course you would need to complete the PADI Medical Questionaire and answer "YES" or "NO" to each question.

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Emergency First Response

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This one-day course gives you all the tools you’ll need to perform CPR and First Aid in an emergency.

Interested in the lifesaving side of diving? If so, our Emergency First Response course is a good thing to have under your belt. It gives you all the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid. You don’t need any diving qualifications to sign up, either. In fact, you don’t have to be a diver at all. The course prepares you to handle potentially life-threatening situations correctly – whether you’re in or out of the water. And if you are a scuba diver, it’s a great skill to have, just in case.

Our Emergency First Response course teaches you serious emergency response skills in an upbeat environment. A mix of independent study and hands-on experience, the comprehensive programme is split in to two core modules – Primary Care and Secondary Care. It can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses. You’ll learn...

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

To help develop your skills on the Emergency First Response course, there’s a Primary and Secondary Care manual. You’ll also watch a DVD, which shows emergency scenarios and step-by-step demonstrations. Here at Ocean College, we also provide optional, but recommended, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) CPR and Emergency Oxygen Administration training. Once you’ve ticked this course off, you can go on to develop your lifesaving skills further. For example, you could become an Emergency First Response Instructor so you can teach Emergency First Response and Care for Children.

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Emergency First Response

The course price includes tuition, but doesn’t include the certification fee or manual.

  • Course Details
  • Duration 1 day
  • Additional
  • EFR Manual - 30 Euros is payable in resort for this.
  • EFR Certification - 30 Euros is payable in resort for this.

Just So You Know: The manual is required by PADI if you want to take part in the course. You can buy it at Ocean College while you’re in Egypt, though we recommend you buy and study it in advance to get the most out of your course.


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Why book with Ocean College?

  • Awards for our diving excellence.
  • Made-to-measure diving packages for groups.
  • Free transfers from any hotel in Sharm.
  • Dive the best sites with the most experienced & friendly instructors.
  • 10% discount online – on all dive packages and selected services.

Weather & Water Temps

The sun shines in the Red Sea 365 days a year with virtually no rain.

Depending on the time of year, the thermometer hovers between 24°C and 39°C and the water temperature is 22°C to 26°C – so diving is great year-round.

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