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Emergency First Response Course

From: RM420.00

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organisation. Dedicated to training lay rescuer, EFR courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and feature an outstanding First Aid at Work component making it a favourite among divers and non-divers around the world.

Course Includes

  • Scheduled return boat transfers, jetty & national park fees (Sutera Harbour to Gaya Island) – only if course is conducted on Gaya Island
  • Required learning materials, EFR registration & certification fees
  • Equipment rental & drinking water
  • Daily fresh cooked lunch – only if course is conducted on Gaya Island


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Select the activity date below to book your space on our Emergency First Response Course. For last minute bookings please call our hotline on: +6 012 866 1935

Emergency First Response Course (EFR)

Many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program pre-requisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the Emergency First Response Course program to be important in every day life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.

Our Emergency First Response Course is a dry course and no prior qualification is required. The course duration is 1 full day and incorporates two primary components detailed below.

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR)

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teach participant how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care. Through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice, participants will gain the knowledge. Participants will be able to have the confidence in their ability to provide the necessary care if and when emergency situations arise. The Primary Care (CPR) skills that you will be taught on the PADI Emergency First Response Course (EFR) includes the following:

  • Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions
  • Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
  • Primary Assessment Rescue Breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
  • Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid)

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) covers injuries or illness that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice. Secondary Skills taught in this course:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

Includes Reference Section on the following topics: Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, CPR (adult, child, infant), Choking (adult and infant), Cone Shell Stings, Coral, Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings, Cuts, Dental Injuries, Diabetic Problems, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, First Aid Kit Assembly, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite & Heat Exhaustion; as well as Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Illness Assessment, Injury Assessment, Insect Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Rescue Breathing (adult, child, infant), Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider bites, Sprains & Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet.

What Will I Need To Complete?

If you are completing this course the same time as the PADI Rescue Diver Course or PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor Course, we will likely to conduct the Emergency First Response Course (EFR) at our PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre on Gaya Island. If you are completing the EFR Course without another course combination we will likely conduct the course at our head office classroom located in KK Times Square Kota Kinabalu.

Method of Assessment

Knowledge mastery is assessed using knowledge reviews and an exam. Skills mastery is assessed by student demonstration of practical skills.

Your Safety is Our Priority

At all times you are in safe hands. We pride ourselves on small group instruction ensuring our clients get the very best of attention from the instructor. Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and HSE Guidelines. Our boats are equipped with marine radio, GPS & First Aid kits and our qualified snorkel guides always bring a life ring with them. All our guides are trained in Emergency First Response.


Course Duration

This 1-day course, is based on participants individual performance and ability to meet the course objectives.

Self Study: Read the corresponding chapters and complete all related knowledge review. If you have time to collect the self study materials before the course – great !

08:30 If you are heading to the island, meet Downbelow Staff at the marina jetty & transfer on boat to Downbelow Dive Station on Gaya Island / Meet at KK Times Square, Downbelow Head Office classroom.
08:45 Welcome briefing, Payment & Registration
13:00 Lunch at our dive centre (included) / at KK Times Square (on own expense)
16:00 Course completion and certification
16:30 Return to Hotel

Return boat transfers, freshly cooked lunch and refreshments, park entry & jetty fees (only if course is conducted on Gaya Island), guide/instruction, required learning materials, required certifications fees, free flow of drinking water, tea & coffee.
Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, lunch (if conducted in the head office classroom in KK Times Square), any items not explicitly stated
Change of clothes, sun cream, towel, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, personal medication. Just wear comfortable clothing if the course is conducted at the head office classroom.
None. Recommended for divers and non-divers. Only an enthusiasm for safety is required!
Liability Forms

Clients will be asked to complete PADI standard liability forms at the mainland departure jetty and dive centre. Parent or guardian must sign for participants under 18 years of age.

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