- Minimum age: 18 years old
- Current Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (within last 24 months)
- Knowledge development: Self-study
- Practical application: In-person classroom and practice presentations
- Self-study with PADI eLearning or physical book
- Classroom session [4 hours]
- Pool session [4-6 hours]
- Ocean dives off the Lady Go Diver, 2 dives [4 hour trip]
WHAT WILL I LEARN DURING THE EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER INSTRUCTOR COURSE WITH DXDIVERS?
During the PADI Emergency First Responder (EFR) instructor course, you will learn how to structure and organize EFR course presentations, practice presenting course content, and evaluating skill mastery among your prospective students. The EFR course you will be teaching is a classroom only presentation with corresponding demonstrations.
DXDIVERS RESCUE DIVER COURSE EXTRA DETAILS
- We offer a discount on gear to all our students
- Free air or nitrox fills for your pool session and both boat dives
- Rental tanks will be included in the course if you don't own tanks
- Certification card processing included in the cost of the course
- Emergency First Response (EFR) course or CPR training must be completed (within 24 months) to earn the PADI Rescue Diver certification
Glad you asked! Here at DXDivers, we're proud to have an all encompassing facility and dive boat to provide a convenient and relaxing scuba experience. We have a full retail store equipped with over 100 diving brands and over 3000 unique products. On-site, we also have a training pool out back and several classrooms upstairs. Once you're certified, check out our drive-thru tank fill station so you don't have to lug your tanks through the store. Best of all, you can hop on our 46-foot Newton custom dive boat, the Lady Go Diver, docked less than a mile from the shop. Did we mention we're the only dive shop in South Florida to have both a full retail dive shop and our own charter boat? We manage every aspect of our operation to better serve you and provide the best possible diving experience.
Absolutely. One of the prerequisites to becoming a PADI Divemaster, later instructor, is to have completed the Rescue Diver course. I would also express your professional desires to your instructor as this course (Rescue), is probably the most important course you will take.
Besides your personal and safety gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boot if open heel fins, weights, safety marker buoy (SMB) with finger spool, whistle), it's recommended but not required that you have your own scuba gear. If you need to rent scuba gear, please let us know. Otherwise, the only special equipment you need is a pocket mask for CPR exercises.
Once you have completed the self-study portion of the course, the in-person sections take two full days to complete. The first day starts in the classroom with a brief overview of the material followed by the Emergency First Responder (EFR) course, if you haven't already taken it. There will be a break for lunch and the pool session will start after that. The pool session itself takes 4-6 hours. The following day, weather permitting, you will complete two ocean dives off our boat, Lady Go Diver. The in-person portion of the class can be completed in a weekend or two full days.
No. It's highly recommended but not required.
Expect to be challenged mentally and physically. You will be put in scenarios where you have to respond to stressful rescue situations and work through the situation, delegating if necessary. From the moment you step on the boat, you will be considered the rescue provider, expect spontaneous scenarios outside of what your instructor has formally indicated.
Yes, both air and nitrox fills are included throughout the duration of the course. If you do not have your own tanks, rentals will be included.