About Aquatic Sports

Our store came of age with Jacques Cousteau and Sea Hunt.

Only scuba pros work the retail floor

We love to spread the word about scuba!

Family-owned and operated since 1966

Browse scuba equipment from Aqua Lung, Atomic, Mares and ScubaPro in our store

We’re Passionate About Diving

Early scuba diver with underwater cameraAt Aquatic Sports, we believe the positive customer experience you have at Aquatic Sports is the first step to a lifelong aquatic adventure. We aim to provide expert retail service and top-notch dive education. We take the time to get to know our customers. We hope you will keep coming back for scuba instruction, dive equipment, and diving adventures both local and international!

Owner Jeff Powelson tropical diving
Jeff Powelson after a dry suit dive

Jeff Powelson, ownerJeff Powelson filming underwater

Email: jeff@aquaticsports.com

Level of Certification: SSI Instructor Certifier

How many years diving: Diving since 1970

How many dives to date: #8000+

Why Aquatic Sports?

Our family started this business in 1966 to provide the highest quality and in-depth training to the Portland area. We continue today to provide this high-quality training to produce the best and safest scuba divers in the area.

Favorite Places to Scuba Dive

Pacific NW and Canada, Sea of Cortez, Philippines, Indonesia, Roaten, Cozumel, Australia, Micronesia (Palau & Chuuk) and the lakes and rivers of Oregon.

Favorite Dive Equipment

  1. Apeks DSX w/transmitter
  2. Aqualung Rogue BCD
  3. Kracken Solo 8000 lumen video light
Austin Craig west coast scuba diver
Cold-water diver Austin Craig

Austin CraigAustin Craig leads liveaboard dive trips to the Channel Islands

Email: austin@aquaticsports.com

Level of Certification: Advanced Open Water Instructor

Why Aquatic Sports?

Knowledge, Safety, and Professionalism!  We believe in creating good DIVERS – we take time with all of our students to ensure that they can dive safely and enjoyably – nothing about our classes is rushed or hectic. I also love the fact that we can offer our students almost unlimited practice time with our on-site training pool.

Favorite Places to Scuba Dive

Channel Islands (California), Indonesia, Philippines

Favorite Dive Equipment

1. Apeks MTX-R Regulator

2. Apeks WTX System Backplate & Wing

3. Ocean Reef Predator Integrated Diving Mask

Favorite Class to Teach

Stress & Rescue, Deep, Open Water

Adrian Pereda Aquatic Sports staff Adrian Pereda

Email: Bonaventurescuba@gmail.com

Level of Certification: Instructor & Service Technician

Why Aquatic Sports?

Because there is no better place to work!

Favorite Places to Scuba Dive

Tulum, Belize, Pacific Northwest, Thailand, Red Sea

Favorite Dive Equipment

  1. Scubapro MK25 Evo Regulator
  2. Scubapro Galileo HUD dive computer

Favorite Class to Teach

Open Water Diver and Equipment Techniques

Shelby Powelson

Email: shelby@aquaticsports.com

Level of Certification: SSI Divemaster. SSI Swim Instructor. SSI Instructor in training.

Why Aquatic Sports?

Aquatic Sports is a very important part of my life. This business has been in my family since 1966, so I have grown up around the dive industry and have been scuba diving from a very young age. I am very proud to be a third-generation employee here at Aquatic Sports and I believe we provide the best dive experience in the PNW.

Favorite Places to Scuba Dive

Cozumel, Belize, Philippines, Roatan, Hoods Canal WA.

Favorite Dive Equipment

  1. Scubapro Novascotia Semidry-suit
  2. Aqualung Rogue BCD
  3. Aqualung i770R dive computer with a transmitter

Willamina Graves

Email: Willa@aquaticsports.com

Level of Certification: PADI MSDT and SSI AOWD Instructor.

Why Aquatic Sports?

We are the oldest shop in the State of Oregon. The knowledge and expertise of the staff is top-notch! Having the largest inventory in town makes getting your equipment super easy. I must also mention we have a pool on site!

Favorite places to scuba dive?

Sharks Cove, HI. Clear Lake, OR. Thailand. British Columbia.

Favorite Dive Equipment?

Custom Drysuit manufactured through Aquatic Sports.

Scubapro "D" mask with pink frame.

MK19 W/ D420 Scubapro regulator.

Apeks DSX CPU.