The Advanced First Aid for Divers course is designed to build on the experience and skills you will already have gained completing your PADI EFR or BSAC First Aid for Divers course. Run as a series of formal qualifications, discussion and revision sessions you will spend 2 days refreshing old skills, learning new ones and bringing old techniques up to date.


As well as a Certificate of Attendance for the weekend, you will also receive a Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator qualification and a Basic Life Support & Oxygen Therapy qualification. Both of these are recognised outside of the diving world.


You should have previously completed a first aid course, such as the PADI EFR, BSAC First Aid for Divers or SAA Emergency Diver First Aid, or equivalent. If you don’t have one of these qualifications we can provide these too, as can your local dive centre or dive club.


You do not need any specific equipment to complete this course. Assorted first aid equipment can be supplied if you wish to purchase your own, including oxygen therapy sets (Typically much cheaper than from diving suppliers).


The Phil Grigg Technical Diving Advanced First Aid For Diver course is £120.00 per person.
This price includes the training and materials outlined above. Certification costs are also included (providing certification criteria are met).

The following are not included in the course fee: Dive Site costs (inc. entry, accommodation, food, travel etc.), Gas and Sofnolime (if appropriate).


The Advanced First Aid for Divers course runs over 2 days, after which you will be able to:

  • Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
  • Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
  • Explain why early intervention is necessary
  • Describe the different types of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Demonstrate CPR
  • Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
  • Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
  • Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
  • Demonstrate the safe use of an AED
  • Describe the differences when using an AED on a child
  • Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
  • Describe handover and reporting procedures
  • Identify when a defibrillator battery needs replacing
  • Identify when electrode pads need replacing
  • Describe how to troubleshoot problems if the AED does not function correctly
  • Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs
  • Describe how to make a primary survey of a casualty
  • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.
  • Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
  • Identify the need for an AED.
  • Describe Hypoxia.
  • Identify some of the causes of Hypoxia
  • List when it is and is not safe and suitable to administer Oxygen Therapy.
  • Demonstrate safe usage of Oxygen and correct techniques for administering Oxygen Therapy
  • Demonstrate advanced airway management techniques, including jaw thrust and the use of airway adjuncts
  • Demonstrate correct use of a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) with supplementary oxygen.
  • Describe the types of, causes of and treatment of Barotrauma
  • Describe the treatment for a casualty suffering from exposure to extremes of temperature
  • Demonstrate the differences to resuscitation when dealing with a casualty who has drowned
  • Be able to recognise and deal with cases of Hypercapnia
  • Describe the treatment for assorted diving relating first aid scenarios, including Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Stings; Bites; Asthma; Diabetes;
  • Be familiar with the typical requirements when dealing with reporting a Diving Incident
  • Discus post incident considerations with regard to the first aider(s) and / or rescuer(s)

Course sessions can be structured to run consecutively or split over a number of sessions.


Evaluation on the Advanced First Aid for Divers course is continuous. Throughout the training days you will be assessed on your skills, performance and attitude. You will also complete multi-choice exams during the course. Qualifications are issued in conjunction with Radmoor Training.

With IANTD Training is purchased, Certification is earned, meaning that you must meet the certification requirements and standards before it is issued. Extra training days can be added if needed.


If you are interested in attending an Phil Grigg Technical Diving Advanced First Aid For Diver course then please get in touch and we will provide you with our next course dates and a booking form.



TitleAdvanced First Aid For Diver
AgencyPhil Grigg Technical Diving
DurationTwo Days
Cost£ 120.00