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Book Now!EFR Course – Emergency First Responder First Aid/CPR Course - Age 8+, 5 hrs - 5,900 THB
Prepare to become a PADI Rescue Diver – Get your EFR certification with Scubafish Dive Centre Ko Lanta Thailand

The EFR Course teaches you essential First Aid & CPR techniques. Learn how to assess an emergency situation. Act in the most efficient way to help someone before professional medical help arrives on the scene.

Emergency First Response Course

The EFR Course is an innovative CPR/First Aid program that teaches you skills that could help save a life.

Step by step accident management methods, help you to assess a situation, and act in the most efficient way to help someone before professional medical help arrives.

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants 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 to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

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

What will I Learn during the EFR Course?

EFR CoursePrimary Care (CPR) prepares you to provide aid to those with life-threatening emergencies.

You’ll learn about: 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 and Spinal Injury Management.

Secondary Care (First Aid) builds upon the lessons of Primary Care and helps you assist those in need when Emergency Medical Services are either delayed or unavailable.

You’ll learn about: Injury Assessment, Illness Assessment, Bandaging, Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures.

The EFR Course also includes Reference Sections 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, 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 and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet.

The EFR Course teaches you that Emergency First Response is flexible – you can learn background knowledge in your own time before participating in practical, hands-on training sessions with a qualified Emergency First Response instructor.

An Emergency First Response qualification is valid for 2 years. You should participate in an EFR Course every 2 years to refresh your skills and update your qualification.

The Emergency First Response courses meet CPR requirements for participants seeking certification through the American Council on Exercise.

Who can participate in the EFR Course?

Absolutely anyone can benefit from this First Aid/CPR Course. There is no restriction made on age or physical condition. At Scubafish in Ko Lanta, we recommend that the minimum age is 8, but if younger children are interested they can join in too. Book Now!

How often do you run courses?

EFR Courses start every day, at around 9:30am. You can book now, or come in to see see us while you’re on holiday in Ko Lanta. We offer free transfers to and from your resort in Ko Lanta for any of our dive courses or daily dive trips.

What languages do you teach in?

We run EFR Courses in English, German, Swedish and French. We run semi-supported courses in Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Thai. Please let us know if you require course materials in another language and we can order them for you.

How much does it cost?

The EFR course costs 5,900 THB. At Scubafish, all our scuba certification courses include manuals and free equipment rental. For the EFR Course program you’ll receive the EFR Manual to keep as a reference guide.


Course Combination Special Offers:

EFR + PADI Rescue Diver Course – 18,900 THB THB
Combine the EFR Course with the PADI Rescue Diver Course, and save 2,900 THB.

EFR + PADI Rescue Diver Course + NITROX – 26,890 THB
Combine the EFR Course with the PADI Rescue Diver Course and the PADI Enriched Air NITROX Course and save 4,310 THB.

EFR + PADI Rescue Diver Course + PADI Divemaster Course – 68,805 THB
Combine the EFR Course with the PADI Rescue Diver Course and the PADI Divemaster Course and save 4,895 THB.

EFR + PADI Rescue Diver Course + PADI Divemaster Course + NITROX – 73,505 THB
Combine the EFR Course with the PADI Rescue Diver Course, the PADI Enriched Air NITROX Course and the PADI Divemaster Course and save 9,595 THB.


How many people are in each group?

We keep group sizes small to ensure you receive maximum benefit from your tuition (maximum 4 students per Instructor). Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment.


We keep group sizes to a minimum to ensure your
underwater experiences are rewarding, safe and fun.

What can I do next?

PADI Rescue Diver CourseAn EFR Course certification is only the beginning! A whole new world of adventure is waiting for you.

Your next step would be to complete the PADI Rescue Diver Course. The PADI Rescue Diver Course is ‘serious fun’ and prepares you to be able to assist in a real diving emergency.

Then you can progress onto the PADI Master Scuba Diver Course or become a PADI Divemaster.

Or, you can just keep diving Ko Lanta…! Scubafish is ideally located in the South of Ko Lanta to offer shorter journey times to some of the best dive sites in Thailand.

Book Now!Please contact us if you would like any further information.