Emergency First Response Course

Be Confident During an Emergency

Help Save a Life

Take the Emergency First Response course here on Koh Lanta and prepare yourself for the challenging Rescue Diver course on Koh Lanta.

As you become a more experienced diver, it's important that you also expand your knowledge and skills. Dealing with problems, and learning you to help both yourself, and others, is a key part of becoming a more experienced, knowledgeable, and safe diver.

A key part of being able to help other people is being able to provide emergency first aid to an injured or sick person.

Emergency First Response EFR course on Koh Lanta

This is even more important when diving, often in remote areas with no emergency healthcare or hospitals close by.

What's Involved ?

The Emergency First Response (EFR) course teaches both divers and non divers how to deal with life threatening problems and how to help maintain a person's life until professional medical help arrives.

In the first part of the course, Primary Care, you will learn how to assess life threatening injuries, to maintain an open airway, provide CPR (the kiss of life), deal with serious bleeding, shock and spinal injuries.

If the EFR course is taken along with the PADI Rescue Diver course on Koh Lanta. We will also teach you how to correctly prepare medical oxygen equipment and how to effectively administer medical oxygen to patients.

The second part of the course, Secondary Care, teaches you how to provide care for a person who is not in an immediate life threatening situation, including injury and illness assessment, pending the arrival of professional medical assistance.

How do I Start?

The EFR course can normally be completed in a single day and is normally taught at our dive shop @ Lanta Castaway Beach Resort by one of our highly experienced instructors.

You can also combine the EFR course with the Rescue Diver course here on Koh Lanta, making a total of 3 days.

If you already hold an equivalent emergency first aid certificate from another organisation, you can begin the Rescue Diver course immediately.

PADI Course Online Price Walk-In Price
EFR(1/2 day) ฿5,040 ฿5,600
  • Includes EFR Materials & Certification.
  • Online price available to bookings confirmed with a deposit before you arrive on Koh Lanta.

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