Deep into the Blue – Diving in Silfra from Reykjavik

Deep into the Blue - Diving in Silfra from Reykjavik
Deep into the Blue - Diving in Silfra from Reykjavik
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  • Duration5-6 hours
  • Group sizeSmall group
  • Meeting LocationPick up and drop off anywhere in the great Reykjavik area (at 8:30 AM or 12:00 PM)

Tour description

Deep into the Blue – Diving in Silfra from Reykjavik

Experience the weightless floating through the clear glacier water in Silfra!

We take you where few diving tours in the world can – into the continental fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in the Thingvellir National Park.

The tour departs from Reykjavik, and your pick-up starts at 8:30 AM or 12:00 PM

Silfra

Silfra fissure in Iceland has become widely known in the last few years. Divers agree that this is one of the best freshwater dive sites in the world. Water from the Langjökull glacier, filtered through the lava field on its 50 years-long journeys to the fissure, is so clear that the visibility is about 100 meters.

The water in Silfra is at a constant 2-4 degrees Celsius throughout the year, but all seasons have their charm under the surface.

Diving 

On arrival to Silfra, dive guides will give a thorough dive briefing. It will include details about diving procedures, signs and signals, national park rules, your equipment, the route, and essential information on how to use the drysuit.

Then it’s time to walk to the entrance and get in the water. Entry is via steps that lead onto a large metal platform; the water will be waist-deep as you stand on the platform. After each diver has done a weight check with the dive guide, it’s time to begin the dive!

Requirements

Drysuit diving experience in the form of either Drysuit certification or a minimum of 10 logged dry suit dives.

You need to have dived in a drysuit within the last two years. Your dive guide will ask you to see proof of your certification or logbook before the tour starts.

All divers must supply their height/weight upon booking to ensure we bring you suitable equipment.

For safety reasons, all divers need to understand instructions in English and be able to communicate with the dive guide in English.

To participate in this tour, you must have an Open Water diver certification or higher.

 

You will return to Reykjavík around 1:30 PM/ 5:30 PM approximately.

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
  • Guided Dive Tour in Silfra with a Certified PADi® Divemaster
  • All Dive Equipment Needed
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • Silfra Admission Fee
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookies

Good To Know

  • Please bring your proof of dive certification and documented dry suit experience
  • Please bring your warm long underwear, warm woolen socks, change of clothing and towel
  • This is a challenging dive where you need to be capable of carrying heavy equipment up to 400m
  • Age limit: Minimum 18 years old
  • Weight limit: 50-120 kg
  • Height limit: 155-200 cm

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Once-in-a-lifetime, fantastic experience, a must-do for divers!

Dive in one of the cleanest water in the world during your tour to the Golden Circle! 

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