AIDA Freediving Emergency Medical Responder

Who's this for

  • Designed for ALL freedivers especially those who are conducting independent training regularly and / or starting to freedive deeper
  • Freediving instructors & assistants

What to expect

The AIDA FEMR course differs from traditional first aid courses by introducing the pathophysiology of illnesses and injuries, with an emphasis on freediving-related injuries such as barotrauma, squeezes, lung injuries, hypoxia, narcosis, decompression illness, immersion pulmonary edema (IPE/IPO), and ear injuries and treatment.

What you'll learn

Topics include:

  • Primary survey
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use
  • Airway obstruction
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Recovery position
  • Heart attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Pulse
  • Fainting
  • Asthma
  • Hyperventilation
  • Diabetes
  • Management of shock
  • External bleeding
  • Eye injuries
  • Head & spinal injuries
  • Wounds
  • Stroke
  • Fractures & broken bone
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Dislocation
  • Burns & scalds
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Dehydration
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Poisoning
  • Drowning
  • Sea sickness
  • Panic & fatigue
  • Barotrauma (ear, sinus, lung)
  • Decompression sickness
  • Nitrogen Narcosis
  • Airway management
  • Oxygen administration

How we organize

  • The FEMR course consists of an online theory course and a practical class with the instructor.
  • Students will need to finish reading course materials and complete the online exam prior to meeting the instructor.
  • The practical class is two days of skill practice and knowledge discussions with an instructor.


NT$ 5000

Price includes:

  • Online learning materials
  • 2 days of practical skill reviews and scenario-based training.
  • Certification fee upon completing the course requirements
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Thank you very much for the great course. Very comprehensive and lots of fun. I highly recommend it as everyone should be prepared for emergency situation.



YES. The AIDA FEMR Course is the first ever specific first aid course from any freediving agency. It it designed for freedivers by AIDA medical specialists and more complete than many diving EMR courses.

The certificate is valid for two years. You can expand the validity by doing a recurrent training with us.

YES. The course manuals, exams, and teaching will all be in English.

VD runs courses at Taipei and XiaoLiuQiu. Please contact us for more details.

Contact us to start a new course!

Sorry, but no refund will be issued for course cancellation. You can reschedule with us, or give your spot to another person.

​YES. As more and more people enter the sport of freediving, it is important to know not just the basic first-aid knowledge, but also freediving-related risks and hazards.