About Us

Our Staff

Dave has been teaching SCUBA since 1990. He was originally  certified in 1988 and has over 5000 logged dives.  Dave has trained more than 10,000 students — including seal kids, Girl Scouts, local fireman and police officers, families and even movie stars. Dave’s philosophy on teaching every student is unique and different.  He approaches every student differently but makes sure it fun, enjoyable, and safe.  Dave’s favorite dive destinations are Little Cayman and Roatan.

Dave Rautio

Owner / PADI Master Instructor

Born into a family of Scuba divers Garry earned his PADI Open Water Diver Certification at the age of 10. Since then Garry has traveled to over a dozen countries for scuba diving. Some of his personal favorites include the Cayman Islands, Cozumel, and Fiji, or as he likes to put it, “Anywhere the waters warm”. Most days you can find Garry at Below H2O Scuba eager to help the next generation of divers get their feet wet.

Garry Rautio

Store Manager, Below H2O

Julia has a passion for diving that never fades. First certified in 2017 her attachment to diving only grew. After graduating High School in 2020 she decided to take a gap year, and pursue professional diving. In 2021 Julia joined the Below H2O team, her patience as well as her ability to understand and adjust her teaching style for our students, allows them the freedom to experiment and grow as dividers.

Julia Bowman

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Lisa Hale, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, is dedicated to sharing the wonders of the underwater world. With a love for both teaching and diving, she specializes in creating unforgettable scuba experiences for divers of all levels. When not exploring the ocean’s depths, she works as a nurse, bringing a unique perspective to diving with a focus on safety. As a seasoned diver, she ensures each adventure is filled with fun and safety to create unforgettable experiences. Her career as both a nurse and scuba instructor enriches her approach to teaching, emphasizing health and safety in every dive.
Lisa Hale

Master Scuba Diver Trainer