Our favorite local ocean dive site is Gardur, located at the tip of the Reykjanes peninsula. There we will swim out approximately 80 meters from the shore. Kelp forests offer a great habitat for a number of marine species, including lumpsuckers, nudibranches and a wide variety of invertebrates. Colorful algae also flourish off the coast of Iceland and you will most likely notice a pairs of eyes sticking out of the sandy patches of the ocean floor where the flounders live. Soft orange coral also intermittently decorates the sandy ocean floor. In the area of the kelp forests, a wolf fish might pay you an unexpected visit or stick its head out of a pile of rocks, looking a bit like a prehistoric creature.
Typically we do two seperate 30-40 minute dives, before taking a break. This is dependent on conditions of course.
We will pick you up at your hotel in the Reykjavik area and bring you back afterwards. We will offer you some light snacks during the dive break.
Duration: 6-8 Hours
Operation: Condition dependent
Pick up time: The pick up time of this tour depends on the tides. We usually want to end our second dive around the peak of the high tide.
Included: Free hotel pick up and return in Reykjavík, 2 guided dives in the ocean*, all necessary diving equipment, hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break
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
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your Atlantic ocean dive might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!
This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
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.
Have you heard about Silfra fissure and the pristine, crystal clear water? You can go diving and snorkeling between the continental plates, at Thingvellir national park: