Whether you are at work, at home or out for an activity, it is always good to equip yourself with first aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training. This is a lifelong skill that you do not know when you will ever be needing it.

This is also a pre-requisite for PADI Rescue Scuba Diving course as well.


Who should take this course up

“Take some time to learn first aid and CPR. It save lives, and it works. During any emergency at work, at home or out doing your favorite activity like scuba diving, it is always best to be prepared for any emergency. Being a first aid and CPR Instructor, has enabled me to be more confident. And in the last 20 years, unfortunately, I had to use the skill in a real life setting, and that has truly saved a few lives.”

– PADI Master Instructor, Lester Kwok

There are multiple Emergency First Response courses, specifically designed for both divers and non-divers. Each of the courses is performance based, not time-based.

The Emergency First Response courses are divided into Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid). From there, specific courses are further designed such as Care for Children (Child and infant CPR/first aid), Integrated Primary Care/Secondary Care and Care for Children, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Course, CPR & AED Course, and First Aid at work



HOW : Before signing up for any Scuba Diving courses, each participant would have to declare that they are relatively fit and does not require medical clearance. To understand what is needed, please download the medical form.

WHAT : You DO NOT need to have received Basic training certification from any other diving agencies as well for this level of course.

NOTE : If you are already trained in First Aid and CPR, and required only refresher, please let us know.


HOWIt is recommended that you sign up 1 week prior to the commencement of class. This will allow you to collect the manual and finish reading and completing the Knowledge Developments. There is no e-Learning available for this material.

WHATOur instructor will go through the completed reviews and administer a final exam for the course.

WHEN : This will be done during your practical classes.


HOW : Ensure that you have completed reading the manual and watch the prescribed videos prior to class.

WHAT : We will be covering the required skills for based on the package you have signed up for.

WHEN : Practical classes are conducted on any Monday evenings, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm.

S$ 200.00

primary / secondary care

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (first aid) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies, and covers how to attend to non-life-threatening injuries or illnessesThe course focuses on 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.

Mode : Home Study and online video
Practical Hours Needed : 2 hours

S$ 250.00

primary / secondary / aed

This is identical to the Primary and Secondary Care Program with an additional AED training, and is generally needed for your PADI Rescue Diver Course. The Emergency First Response AED training portion covers the basic principles on how to deploy and use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) in an emergency situation. This life-saving device can increase a patient’s chance of survival from a cardiac arrest by fifty percent.

Mode : Home Study and online video
Practical Hours Needed : 2 hours

S$ 250.00

care for children

The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adults. The curriculum also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children.

Mode : Home Study and online video
Practical Hours Needed : 2 hours

S$ 250.00

cpr / aed only

The Emergency First Response CPR & AED course teaches the basic principles of CPR and how to deploy and use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) in an emergency situation. This life saving device can increase a patient’s chance of survival from a cardiac arrest by fifty percent.

Mode : Home Study and online video
Practical Hours Needed : 2 hours

S$ 150.00


Time to refresh your CPR and first aid skills? Do you hold a CPR or First Aid certificate from another training organization? If so, you are eligible to attend the Emergency First Response Refresher course. Plus, you can get Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training at the same time you refresh your CPR skills.

Mode : Home Study and online video
Practical Hours Needed : 2 hours

S$ 150.00


Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider provides the knowledge on recgonizing scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

Mode : Home Study and online video
Practical Hours Needed : 2 hours




Prompt response: From initial enquiry to travel arrangement to PADI course details, Orpheus Dive has never failed to reply timely, even exceeding expectations!

Hassle-free & flexible to needs: Additional pool sessions requested for were arranged according to our schedules, all we had to do was to make payment. All other logistics arrangements were settled by Orpheus Dive, including the actual trip for PADI training and certification.

Patient & professional dive instructors: Had Lester, Hamish & Darwin train our group and they were very extremely professional in teaching the required skills. Special shout-out to Darwin who has been most patient, most encouraging, most kind to help learners overcome fears and anxiety. He even went the extra mile to take underwater photos and videos to serve as a motivational tool and of course, those were most helpful in the post-dive review sessions. Outstanding service through and through!

Chi Ing

You teach with passion, you are very focus and analytic. You corrected my problems during the lesson. You took time to explain every single drills, you added new stuff to make the training fun. You go through again to make sure I understand. I think you are not just a instructor , but an amazing Teacher.

I want to say thank you to especially Michael & Darwin for tonight lesson.

Alan Fong

From zero to a certified advanced open water diver over one weekend, it would not be possible with the guidance from Michael and Nicholas, really, thank you very much for your help for this trip!

Lynn Pang

My sister and I have just recently completed our open water course with Orpheus. The class that we were in had a small ratio of 1 instructor to 3 students and our instructor, Nicholas Chow, was awesome! He was very patient throughout and ensured that each of us was able to carry out a specified task before moving onto next. I was also experiencing seasickness on the first day of the dive and Nicholas was quick to pass me ointments/seasick pills plus shared with me some very helpful tips on overcoming seasickness/equalization problems. Overall, I had a very enjoyable experience and felt safe throughout the course ( I would highly recommend Orpheus to everyone – thanks Orpheus!

Jocelyn Yeo


I have signed up for PADI Rescue Diver Course. Is EFR compulsory?

No, it is not. First aid and CPR is the pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Diver Course and the training must be with 24 months while signing up for the course, and it can be from any recognized training agency.


I was trained during my military days. Can I sign up for a refresher with Emergency First Response?

Yes, you can.


How recognized is the Emergency First Response certification?

For more details on accreditation of Emergency First Response, please visit their website at


I am an existing trained medical professional. Do I need this?

As long as you can show proof of training within the last 24 months, it will not be necessary to take this level of course.


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