Emergency Oxygen

Administering 100% Oxygen is the primary means of first aid for divers suffering Decompression Sickness (DCS) or lung over-expansion injuries.  Capital Scuba has an emergency oxygen kit available at all diving activities.   Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise.


Being trained in Emergency Oxygen lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognise scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.


  • There are no dive course prerequisites required for this course; you don't even need to be a diver

  • No minimum or maximum age limit

Course Outline

You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:

  • Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment

  • Deploying a non-re-breather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver

  • Using a pocket mask on a non-breathing diver

Course Program

Theory/Practical Evening (3 hrs)

  • Complete course documentation

  • Provided with your Emergency Oxygen course manual

  • Tutorial and Practical learning session - completing Knowledge Reviews as you progress

  • Active participation and hands-on learning the use of the Emergency Oxygen Kit

What's Included

  • Emergency Oxygen Course manual

  • Emergency Oxygen Quick Reference Laminated Guide

  • Emergency Oxygen Specialty Certification card

  • Use of a Diver Alert Network (DAN) Emergency Oxygen Kit

  • Guaranteed processing of your certification within 48 hours of completing all course requirements


Standard Course


  • Class sizes are a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 students


Combine this course with the Rescue Diver course and save $50

# refer to the Booking, Cancellation and Refund Policy

Canberra Scuba Diving 

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