Your Diving Silfra Day Tour begins when we pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. During the one hour drive to Thingvellir National Park, your guide will introduce you to the unique geological and cultural history of Silfra and the surrounding Thingvellir area.
Upon arrival at the Silfra fissure, your guide will give you a detailed briefing of the dive site and the most important aspects of dry suit diving. Your guide will then assist you in setting up the dive equipment. We use only high quality BARE and Buddy brand SCUBA equipment and APEX regulators.
Then it’s time to take the plunge and experience diving into Silfra’s pristine, crystal clear water. The water being filtered over decades by Iceland’s volcanic basalt rock, you can easily take a sip during your dive; you won’t find purer drinking water.
During your dive you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section, where you can have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the fissure widens you will find yourself in the majestic Silfra Hall with the possibility of local geese and ducks paddling overhead. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; if there are divers ahead you will see the ‘chandelier effect’ of their rising bubbles. Your dive is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.
After this first dive, we will make our way back along a challenging but rewarding 250 meter path with our dive gear and then warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide if you need some assistance with your gear.
This tour includes two dives. Each dive will take about 30-40 minutes with a maximum depth of 18 meters. In the winter, however, if the outside temperature drops below 0°C, we conduct only one extended (40-45 minute) dive for the safety and comfort of our divers.
Don’t have an open water diving license? Don’t despair, you can still experience the clear waters by snorkeling!
(If your travel companion has a diving license and would rather dive than snorkel, please contact us to book. Your friend can dive while you snorkel!)
Duration: 6-8 Hours
Operation: All year
Pick up time: One hour before selected tour start time
Included: Free hotel pick up and return in Reykjavík, 2 guided dives*, all necessary diving equipment, hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break, entrance fee to Silfra of ISK 1.000
Bring: Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent), proof of dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives, long underwear, thick socks, suitable clothes for the weather of the day
*if temperature drops below 0°C we do only 1 dive
NOTE that all participants age 60 or older AND all participants under a doctor’s care for any ongoing medical condition must receive a doctor’s clearance for this tour. The medical form to bring to your doctor can be viewed and downloaded HERE.
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