PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty

Being ready to help others should the need arise is a great skill to have. Divers know that oxygen plays a vital role in diving first aid but how many know how and are confident to administer it? Through the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course you’ll learn how to recognise when a diver requires oxygen and the techniques to administer it. 

Administration of oxygen is an essential step in diver related injury, but that doesn’t mean the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty is just for divers; it’s open to everyone, and only your enthusiasm and eagerness to learn is required!

Though suited to divers, this course doesn’t include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers such as boat crew, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff.  Furthermore you don’t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.

After some self study using a manual you will attend a review and practical application session with your PADI instructor. You will learn about the physiology of oxygen use, when to provide oxygen, which oxygen delivery method to use and how to assemble and operate oxygen delivery equipment.

This course can also count towards the prestigious PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.


Basic Course: £99

Standard Course: £115

Executive Option: additional £25 on Basic or Standard Course fee.

Elite Option: We’ll come to you! For an additional £50* on the Basic or Standard Course fee we’ll complete the training at your own facilities.

* Special rates apply for schools; please inquire for full details.


Min Age: No minimum age

Medically Fit: No medical statement required

Ability: No previous diving or CPR experience or qualifications required.

This course is available to anyone with an interest in learning.

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Knowledge & Skills Development 

As part of the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you’ll complete some Knowledge Development before you meet the NHDC Team a their classroom. This will be reviewed during a classroom session before the skills Development session, putting it into practice in a series of scenarios.

This is a practical course which provides you with detailed knowledge of oxygen delivery systems not included in basic first aid courses.  You will learn about the physiology of oxygen use, when to provide oxygen, which oxygen delivery method to use and how to assemble and operate oxygen delivery equipment.

During the fun bits (Skills Development) you’ll practice:

  • Assembly and disassembly of emergency oxygen equipment.
  • Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing patient.
  • Using a pocket mask on a non-breathing victim.


We’ll provide everything you need. We pride ourselves on ensuring there are no hidden costs.

Being able to administer first aid rescue breaths before oxygen arrives can be a great help to the victim. For that reason we offer our students a discount on barrier packs, which include an oxygen assembly compatible pocket mask, as a standard.

Knowledge Development can be completed at your own pace but will be reviewed with the NHDC team at our Dive Centre before the fun starts during the Skills Development session.

The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty is a classroom based course, so can be completed all year round! It’s also an ideal ‘complementary course’ to anyone considering the PADI Rescue Diver course, so we’ve arranged a few dates to coincide with this course.

New Horizons aims to be flexible with arranging courses to suit your schedule so if the scheduled dates are not convenient please give us a call to discuss suitable alternatives.

 On all of our PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course options you will receive…

  • Coaching and on-going support from an experienced, passionate and professional PADI Instructor
  • Equipment Orientation
  • 3 hours (minimum) Knowledge Review & Skills Development (held at the NHDC Classroom)
  • FREE rental of all required equipment (including, but not limited to: air cylinders & valves / regulators, face masks, CPR mannequins)
  • Course materials
  • PADI Certification


Basic Course

All of the above


Standard course

All of the above, plus Barrier pack (include pocket face mask)

Knowledge Development 

Completed in your own time, this can be started at any time and completed at your own pace. Currently only available as a physical manual, this can be collected from the NHDC Dive Centre.

An initial £50 deposit will ensure course materials can be issued, allowing you to start as soon as you want!

The NHDC team will be on hand to help you through and answer any questions as you progress. We will then meet you to review things and allow you to ask any questions you may have.


Skills Development 

These sessions take place on Saturday or Sunday mornings at NHDc’s own classroom. During this practical session, you’ll pracitce and master a range of potentially life enhancing skills.


Basic Course

Complete the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course using one of our standard schedules.


Standard Course

Complete the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course using one of our standard schedules and take home your own barrier pack, meaning you’ll be able to offer help whenever the need arises.


Executive Option

Our standard schedules are designed to offer flexibility, however, if these aren’t convenient, or if you feel you’d benefit from the more personal touch, we can tailor our schedules to a more bespoke timetable.

This executive option allows a 1:1 program, giving you the chance to work with a member of the NHDC team to become a master of emergency Oxygen first aid.


Elite Option

If you have access to your own facilities, we can come to you! We will work with you to make a truly tailor-made course schedule. Use the course materials then when you’re ready, we’ll complete the Skills Development at your own facilities.


Payment Plans

A single £50 deposit will allow us to issue the relevant course materials.

Further installment payments can be made with the final balance paid before the open water weekend (or final pool session if completing the Referral option). Talk to us about installment payment options.

Let us know you want to join us! Simply send us a Course Booking Form. Once we’ve received your deposit we’ll issue your course materials, so you can get started straight away!

Get in touch for our bank account details or to make payment over the phone.

Your place will be confirmed on receipt of the booking form and deposit payment.