Members obtaining this certification will have the opportunity to further the education even further, taking specialized technical diving classes. South Toe plans to continue to offer these classes so that at least 8 members will be classified as "Rescue Divers", a certification that may only be attempted after each member is classified as a Advanced Open Water Diver. (To become an AOWD, you must have a minimum of 4 technical certifications, as well as 25 logged and recorded dives).
Currently, the pool dive is scheduled for August 19th and 20th at Toe River Campground located on Blue Rock Rd. The Lake dive will be held at Lake Jocassee, in Salem SC. The course is being taught by Asheville Scuba.