PADI EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER
The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course
Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.
The Fun Part
Breathe easy—knowing that you know how to recognize illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Being the best buddy you can be means being prepared – especially in a time of need.
What You Learn
You learn how to
• Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
• Properly setup equipment
• Administer emergency oxygen
The Scuba Gear You Use
Scuba gear is not necessary to take this course, but instead you learn how to use Emergency Oxygen systems correctly.
The Instructor level course is included in all of my IDC programs.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual is an important component of the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider training program. Before class, you’ll review a step-by-step explanation of when and how to provide emergency oxygen. You’ll also learn about safety considerations, and how to assemble and disassemble emergency oxygen equipment. The care-at-a-glance card is a quick reference guide to pack in your gear bag and review in case of an emergency.
Though suited for divers, this course has no prerequisites and doesn’t include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers – boat crew, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff. You don’t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.
Each year I teach various PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider courses and with my background and experience as a volunteer at the local Koh Samui hyperbaric chamber, these courses are well worth while your time and interesting to follow, loaded with lots of real life stories.
Your Next Adventure
The Emergency First Response certification, which covers CPR and first aid, pairs perfectly with the Emergency Oxygen Provider course.
You’ll also want to be sure to complete your Rescue Diver and Master Scuba Diver rating to be the best prepared dive buddy around.