CPR & First Aid Training

CPR & First Aid Training, Oxygen Provider, AED (Automated External Defibrilator)

Scuba Diving EquipmentWe teach a number of First Aid, CPR and Emergency Oxygen Provider Courses for individual people, school groups, organizations, corporate office workers and more.

We offer both student level and instructor level First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Provider Courses.

We teach PADI Emergency First Responder Courses focussing on Primary and Secondary Care with or without Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

We teach both basic concepts and more advanced concepts depending on depth of the course you wish to take.

Contact our store for more details.

The PADI Emergency First Response Course focuses on Primary (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) with or without Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Add PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider conducted the same night for only $117.00+HST. PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course regularly $140.00+HST.

Know how to respond to emergencies – just in case.  Statistics show you’re more likely to give first aid to someone you know than a stranger. When minutes count, you’ll be the person to give the necessary aid to a family member, dive buddy or co-workers, before Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrive.

The Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course is an accredited CPR and First Aid program that helps divers advance their knowledge, providing the skills they need to potentially save a life.

Would you like to certify your staff, dive club or other organization? We can do a personalized training experience for your group to get them certified in Emergency First Response.  With a minimum of 4 participants we can come to your home, office, dive club or wherever you like us to be (within reason) and run this fun first aid program.

The course builds the confidence and skills needed to provide basic emergency care. You won’t just watch a video, you’ll get hands on practice with a CPR mannequin, simulate bandaging, role play an emergency scenario and other skills. You’ll get to practice each skill until you feel comfortable.

While the material taught in this course is serious, it’s taught in a positive, upbeat environment.

Here’s what you’ll learn in the Emergency First Response Course:

  •  BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
  • Preventing and caring for shock
  • Spinal injury management
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • Basic first aid: Illness & Injury Assessment, Bandaging, Management of fractures & dislocations, and first aid kit considerations

After you complete the program, you’ll have the skills necessary to help others should it be necessary. By inviting friends or family members to sign up with you, those you care about the most will be better prepared in case of an unexpected emergency.

The  Emergency First Response courses build lay rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency. Students learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.

This course is a prerequisite for PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster, but every Diver Should have First Aid Training.

This course is also available privately for individuals and groups. Please contact us for more details. 

Cost: $132.74 (including manual OR $100 (not including manual) for recertification

The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course is an essential program that helps make you ready to respond with immediate action in recognizing a scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.

You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:

  • Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment.
  • Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver.
  • Using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver.


Your PADI DDS Instructor will have emergency oxygen units available to use for training  and we can also help you purchase your own unit for use after the class. You’ll also need to have a disposable non-rebreather mask to use during practice sessions, which your instructor can help provide

Take O2 Provider training as a stand alone specialty course or simultaneously with our PADI Emergency First Response Course and your PADI Rescue Diver at Dan’s Dive Shop, Canada’s Oldest PADI Training Facility.

Cost: $140+HST

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