ERF Course

padi open water diver course

This course trains you to be an Emergency First Responder in CPR, and First Aid, and fulfills the CPR prerequisite for the Rescue Diver course. this is a 4 hour class conducted in a classroom. You will learn how to administer emergency care based on the primary CPR and secondary first aid care. You will practice responding to various scenarios including performing CPR on a volunteer and manikin.

No prior experience is required. The course is designed to prepare a layman to manage an emergency scene until an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) arrives to the scene.

Book Now or make a reservation by email or stop by the dive shop location when you arrive on Caye Caulker.

Cost for Full Course:

Includes Emergency First Responder certification card. $75 US dollars.


padi open water diver course

Course Schedule

Day 1:

Meet your PADI certified Instructor at 9:00am. View Emergency First Responder video. Practice emergency scenarios, learn CRR, providing oxygen, and administering first aid. Complete Primary CPR and Secondary First Aid final exams. Course usually runs from 9:00am to 2:00pm.


Such an amazing experience doing the discovery tour, Joey made us feel so comfortable and safe in the water and showed us so many neat things during our dives. Wish we were staying there just a little longer to have gotten certified with you guys!!! And yes we would show up an hour early on purpose to go again!
Brandi A
My wife and I completed our Open Water Course with Joey. The teaching was highly professional and thorough. We felt safe at all times and left Blue Wave Divers feeling like a confident diver! All the staff were very friendly and helpful we would highly recommend to other travellers.
Rich Wassall