The Maryland Scuba Center

Emergency First Response & Rescue Courses

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay
rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical
emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care
and practice applying skills in a non stressful learning environment. All courses
are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to
enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI
Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are
also Emergency First Response Instructors.

What will you learn?

CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how
to use an AED (automated external defibrillator).   When workplace or
governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets
the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs

As with other PADI courses this program combines self-study with skill
development. This training is required for the Rescue Course. No prerequisites
and one need not be a diver to enroll.    $145.00

      Classes start  Feb. 20 @ 10:00 am
             &  March 19 @10:00 am
Second  Quarter Dates coming soon!

Includes text, skill development,  and a loaner DVD
Add a first aid kit: gloves, reference card and mask for $59.95

Skills Taught
Scene Assessment
* Barrier Use
* Primary Assessment
* CPR chest        
* CPR rescue breathing
Defibrillator use
* Bleeding Management
* Shock Management
* Spinal Injury
* Chocking Adult
* Emergency O2 Use

Skills Taught
Self Rescue
* Stress & management
* First Aid Equipment
* First Aid Procedures
* Emergency management
* Equipment Problems
* Recognizing  rescue
* Rescuing responsive    
*Missing diver procedures
*Rescuing unresponsive
*Surfacing the
unresponsive diver
*Equipment Removal and

Emergency First Response

Who should take the Rescue Course ?

Every serious diver who enjoys getting in the water should be prepared for self
rescue, proving aid to their buddy or to another diver who is in danger or
injured.  This course begins with self rescue then moves to recognition of
divers who may be headed toward underwater issues due to gear issues,
nervousness, or other "tells."

This course is designed to provide an understanding of rescue needs, how to
perform, and how to prevent.  It is an integral part of becoming a Master Diver.

As with other PADI courses this program combines self-study with skill
development.  Online Knowledge Development is available.


Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI  EFR course or other comparable first aid course.

What will you learn ?

Emergency recognition,  prevention management during gear up and
underwater situations, and how to manage emergency situations upon

Cost $225.00

Dates on our trips to Lake Phoenix for Recscue certification and AOW dives.
Coming in May Join us!!