P. 503.620.6993
Email. info@uwwscuba.com

Hours: Monday- Friday 10-6. Saturday 10-4.
12170 S.W. Main St. Tigard, OR. 97223


About Our Company

Our History

Jerry Rood, a NAUI Instructor, and Hilde Rood, an Assistant Instructor with a background in business and accounting, started Under Water Works, Inc. in June 1975, teaching their first SCUBA class at Tigard High School.  Shortly thereafter, the retail store opened at its first location on S.W. Hall Blvd. in Tigard.

In January 1981, Jerry was killed in a car accident.  Hilde, with the support and encouragement of family and diving friends, continued the business.  By 1998, Under Water Works had outgrown its space on Hall Blvd. and moved the store to its present location on Main Street in Tigard.

In 2015, Hilde sold Under Water Works to Gretchen, who had taken her first diving lessons right here at Under Water Works in 2003. 


Our motto, "Professional Service with our Personal Touch," started in 1975 and still holds true today.  We're especially proud to be able to offer one of the best selections of the latest SCUBA equipment available to sport divers.  Our Instructors are certified by PADI, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, and we offer you an up to date, and highly developed program.  Through our instruction you will develop your skills and confidence level, and discover a love of the sport of SCUBA diving that will last a lifetime.


We are passionate about diving in the Pacific Northwest, and we're always excited to introduce the beautiful and abundant life we have here to new divers.  Come visit us at the shop, or browse through our website to see what you're missing!