About the Course

Knowing how and when to administer emergency oxygen is a valuable skill to have in a dive emergency. PADI® Emergency Oxygen Provider prepares you to offer aid and teaches you to recognize scuba diving injuries and illnesses requiring emergency oxygen.

This is an excellent course for scuba divers, boat crew, lifeguards, freedivers, mermaids or anyone who spends time in and around water. No age restrictions or water sessions required.

Take This Course If You Want to
  • Learn to administer emergency oxygen
  • Be prepared to offer aid to divers and any recreational water user
  • Gain experience handling oxygen equipment
Learn How to
  • Identify when oxygen is needed for scuba diving and water-related injuries and illnesses
  • Aid a diver if decompression sickness is suspected
  • Assemble an oxygen unit and administer emergency oxygen

How to Start Emergency Oxygen Provider Training

Complete Emergency Oxygen Provider eLearning, then meet with your instructor for skill development and practical application. You'll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen.

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Gifting and Sharing Courses

Want to share the experience or give the gift of endless adventure? You can now purchase PADI eLearning® and share it with a recipient of your choice! Whether you are purchasing the course as a gift or need to assign it to family members – it’s super easy.

  1. Purchase an eLearning course.
  2. Follow the link in your confirmation email or sign into your account to go to your Dashboard.
  3. From your Dashboard go to 'Manage Your Courses' section.
  4. Select the course you'd like to gift and enter the email of the gift recipient.
  5. The recipient will receive an email to start the eLearning course.
Medical Requirements

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Prerequisites & Minimum Age
  • Prerequisites: none; interest in helping others
  • Minimum age: none; ability to handle course content
Choosing a Dive Shop

There are three parts to certification: knowledge development, skill practice, and open water dives. You can complete all three parts locally, on holiday, or split between the two.

Choose a dive shop close to home to:

  • Support your local diving community
  • Meet other divers in your area
  • Learn about your local ecosystem

Choose a dive shop away from home if you:

  • Plan to travel to a dive destination on holiday
  • Like to meet new people when travelling
  • Have the time to complete your course while on vacation

If you're not ready to try diving locally, but want to support your local dive shop, you can complete eLearning and portions of the course close to home, then complete the rest of the course while travelling. Contact your local PADI Dive Shop and ask about an open water referral.

Other Costs & Equipment

This course requires knowledge development and instructor training for certification.

When you purchase a PADI eLearning course from padi.com, the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.

There is an additional cost for practical application training with a PADI Instructor. Cost varies by class size and location.

Time Commitment

Self-study: 2-4 hours

Entire course: 1 day

Available Languages
English, Deutsch, Italiano, Nederlands, Français, Espanol, 한국어, Português, Русский язык
System Requirements

PADI's eLearning courses online are designed to work on the browsers listed below. For the best experience ensure your browser is up to date.

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Firefox

If you’re going somewhere without internet access, use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. Content can be downloaded in sections up to 1.10 GB. Once back online, upload your progress to resume your training where you left off.

The PADI Training app is available for Android™ and Apple® iOS devices. For an optimal experience, devices should be no more than three models old with the most current OS (operating system).

After this course

Emergency Oxygen Provider skills integrate well with other PADI courses designed to help divers in need, such as:

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