|Aquatic Sports is Portland’s oldest and largest full service diving center. We are the only diving store in Portland to have an indoor heated diving pool that 5,000 sq. feet and 10 feet deep! This year we celebrate our 51st Anniversary since opening in 1966! We offer Classes, New & Used Gear, Rentals, Repairs, local & international Dive Trips! Be sure to stop by and check out our beautiful showroom and pool!|
Aquatic Sports is a family owned business started by John Powelson and has served thousands of divers in the Portland area since 1966. John began diving in Southern California in the late 1950’s. John was instrumental in the development of dive rescue training in Oregon. In the 1960’s he helped organize one of the state’s first dive rescue teams. He was deputy sheriff for Yamhill county and helped other rescue teams in the area.
In 1989 John sold Aquatic Sports to his son Jeff, who has run the business ever since!