Ideal for experienced divers, this 6-hour diving trip in Thingveiller National Park allows you to discover the incredible Silfra fissure — the continental plates that separate North America and Eurasia. During two dives, you’ll marvel at ancient lava formations and swim into the void between two tectonic plates. This small-group tour is limited to four people, and includes all diving gear and round-trip transport from Reykjavik. An accredited diving qualification is required.
Your tour begins with either pickup in Reykjavik or a meeting point in Thingveiller National Park. Here, you’ll greet your guide and small group and travel to your diving point. After a safety briefing, you’ll don your equipment and embark on your first dive of the day.
After plunging into the icy water, you’ll discover ancient lava formations and the Silfra fissure — the tectonic boundary that separates North America from Eurasia. The gentle current and high visibility of the water makes exploration effortless and rewarding.
Experience two dives of approximately 30 minutes before returning to the surface to dry off and discuss your exhilarating experience. Relax during the journey back to your original departure point.
Silfra is a pretty amazing place to dive and the dry suits keep you pretty warm. A once in a lifetime thing.
This was an amazing dive. However, if you've never dived in a wetsuit you need to be aware that it is quite different. Be prepared for much more weight. Also the dive goes up and down quite a bit so don't be surprized when you are almost at the surface.
The time before the trip was a bit annoying, as they did not accept my diving-logbook as proof of the OWD and insisted on the plastic card. It took us more than 1 hour to fix the spelling mistake with PADI. Otherwise I can recommend Arctic Adventures and Katja as tour guide very much. The equipment ist very good and they take great care to make sure you are fine. The dives can be accustomed to your wishes. There is one major route you enter the crack and then there are 2 options. We took two dives of about 30 min. each. Maximum depth was 14m for a short time 18m is maximum allowed, so there was plenty of air left and you do not need to worry about decompression sickness etc. The dive itself is not difficult, you should bring some experience. It is not the right place to learn to dive - At the diving site there are new platforms to enter and exit the water very comfortably now. There are many people at the diving site, mainly snorkeling but also diving, but that did not impair the vision. The fissure, the rocks, the fairytale world in the lake - amazing!
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