Emergency First Response


Creating confidence to care

Know how to respond to emergencies – just in case. When minutes count, you will be the person to give the necessary aid to a family member, dive buddy or co-workers, before Emergency Medical Services arrive. The training of the Emergency First Response course focuses on building confidence to increase your willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. You will learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a realistic but non-stressful learning environment.

Emergency First Response Course Schedule

One day to make a difference

The Emergency First Response training takes only a single day – and can make a huge difference in someone’s life one day! You will receive your materials a day prior to starting the course to prepare yourself. The Emergency First Response course is often done in conjunction with the PADI Rescue Diver, so if you are short on time we can change the schedule to fit in the first day of your Rescue course.

Your day

08:30 to 15:00 | Meet your EFR Instructor and get started straight away! You will watch videos, go through the theory and practice EFR skills in a non-stressful learning environment. During the day you will learn:

Primary Care (CPR) | Steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You will practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) |  Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You will learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.



 There is no official age restriction to become an Emergency First Responder. However, we do not recommend this course for children below the age of 10.


  • All EFR materials
  • International EFR certification, recognised by Red Cross etc.
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Shuttle service from/to the pier in Koh Tao
  • Free WiFi
  • Total Price

    Including 1 night accommodation

Book your Emergency First Response training today! Need help planning your trip? CLICK ON THE LIVE CHAT BUTTON IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF THE SCREEN and we will give you personalised advice.

After your Emergency First Response Course…