Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is an excellent skill to have and, if needed, it means being ready to help others.
Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider allows you to relax: you know you are able to recognize those underwater injuries that can be treated with emergency oxygen and to help.
There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or sessions in the water for this course: it is open to everyone.
Divers, snorkelers and anyone who comes into contact with divers – the crew of a boat, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from this training.
You will learn about underwater injuries, the different types of emergency oxygen equipment and the considerations to make when using oxygen.
Then, you will practice the following skills:
- Assemble and disassemble emergency oxygen equipment.
- With diver breathing, use a non-rebreather mask and demand regulator.
- Use a pocket mask on a diver who is not breathing.
Equipment you will use
Your PADI Instructor will have emergency oxygen units available to use for training, and your dive center will help you purchase your personal unit to use after the course.
In addition, you will need to have a disposable non-rebreather mask – you will need it during practice sessions, and your instructor will help you find it.
Prerequisites required: none
Participants must be 16 years old.
Authorization of a Parent or Guardian in the case of minors.
Medical Certificate for non-competitive diving activities.**
How to access the course:
Evaluation: Review of the knowledge and skills of the last certification acquired.
Teaching material included:
PADI Educational Material.
Total duration: 1 day.
Theoretical lessons: nr. 1 – with Instructor.
Practical lessons: nr. 1 ( in the classroom ) – with Instructor
Final written exam: YES
Practical final exam: YES
Certification issued: YES – PADI
Locations where you can take this course:
Puglia: Polignano a Mare
Puglia: Torre Lapillo (LE)
Islands of Malta: