Emergency Oxygen Provider Course
Oxygen Provider certification is required in many places from dive professionals and from divers at higher levels. PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty counts towards PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. You don't necessarily have to be a diver to take the course, though.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn more about dive injuries, which injuries can be treated with oxygen, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen.
Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment.
Deploying a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver.
Deploying a non-rebreather mask on a breathing diver.
Delivering oxygen using a pocket mask and rescue breaths for a non-breathing diver.
Using a manually triggered resuscitator valve on a non-breathing diver.
The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course is very much a hands-on course. You’ll study the manual and answer the questions in the associated Knowledge Reviews in the course manual. Your instructor covers the keypoints based on your Knowledge Review answers and you'll get your hands on the Oxygen unit.
How long it takes
A little bit of self-study and about two to three hours of hands-on practice.
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course can be integrated with Rescue Diver course. The practical skills requirements in these courses overlap, and you can obtain an official Oxygen Provider certification alongside your Rescue Diver training with very little extra effort.
Technically, there are no prerequisites. We however require EFR or previous CPR training as a prerequisite.
Stand-alone course: from HKD1,200 per person
Integrated with our Rescue Diver course: HKD600 per person
Course fees includes professional instruction, PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider manual, use of oxygen delivery system during the course and the certification fee.
In your open water course you learnt that oxygen is the first aid for all diving related accidents. Knowing when and how to use emergency oxygen is an important skill for scuba divers, or anyone who is involved in water sports.
You learn to assemble emergency oxygen equipment and how to use various oxygen delivery methods: demand inhalator valve, continuous flow non-rebreather mask, pocket mask and manually triggered resuscitator valve
Oxygen Provider specialty teaches you to deliver oxygen to breathing and non-breathing patients.