Emergency Oxygen Provider


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Knowing how and when to administer emergency oxygen is a great skill to have. It means that you are ready and able to help others in an emergency. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. The course is for divers, snorkelers and actually for anyone who engages with divers – boat crew members, lifeguards and lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.

In a lot of countries, the administration of oxygen is restricted to trained professional, which means you can only administer oxygen if you are trained to do so, as is the case in The Netherlands. With PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider certification you may qualify as such.

Oxygen, water, and food are fundamentally important to all animals. Of these three basic essentials for the maintenance of life, the lack of oxygen leads to death most rapidly. First aid with emergency oxygen is useful or necessary as a treatment for many injuries, diseases and intoxications that interfere with oxygen reaching the blood or tissues. For recreational scuba divers, emergency oxygen is the primary first aid given to individuals suffering from a near drowning or decompression illness (lung overexpansion injuries and decompression sickness). Providing emergency oxygen has become the standard of practice for treating injured scuba divers since it provides oxygen to starved tissues and aids in bubble reduction.
Having emergency oxygen immediately available at dive locations is especially important to divers suffering from these maladies. Along with the availability of oxygen at dive sites, first responders must know how to provide oxygen in an emergency.

Oxygen Provider

What are we going to do in this course?

The course consists of a Theoretical part and a Skill Development part. The theoretical part can be done largely at home and consists mainly of reading the course book and taking the knowledge test. We will discuss the Knowledge Review and go through all the questions you still have.

We will cover:

  • Uses of Emergency Oxygen
  • Diving Injuries
  • Emergency Oxygen Equipment
  • Safety Considerations When Using Oxygen
  • Maintaining Emergency Oxygen Equipment

In the Skill Development we will focus on the following Emergency Oxygen Unit.

We will cover:

  • Assembly and Disassembly of an Emergency Oxygen System
  • Non-Rebreather Mask Use for Breathing Injured Diver
  • Demand Inhalator Valve Use for Breathing Injured Diver
  • Pocket Mask Use with Oxygen for a Nonbreathing Diver
  • Manually Triggered Resuscitator Valve Use for a Nonbreathing Diver

At Divi Diving we sell DAN Emergency Oxygen Units so you can buy your own. See DAN Emergency Oxygen Unit for the possibilities

Additional information

Course duration

0.5 Day

Available in (language)

Dutch, English, PADI Languages

Minimum Age (years)


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