Diving Silfra Day Tour

Diving Silfra Day Tour
The dive ends at the Silfra Lagoon.
All scuba equipment is provided for the Diving Silfra Day Tour.
The 'Cathedral' is the Highlight of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park.
You can drink the clean water in Silfra fissure.
Your guides on the Diving Silfra Day Tour are trained divemasters and instructors.
The blues in Silfra fissure are unreal.
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Immerse yourself in the incredible underwater wonderworld of Silfra fissure and embark on a dive that is a must-do for any drysuit diver in Iceland.

Silfra is a fissure created by the ripping apart of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This crack in the earth continues to separate slightly every year. The fissure is filled with crystal clear glacial water that has spent decades filtering through porous hardened lava underground.

The visibility of this filtered glacial water can reach up to 120 meters, making it one of the clearest bodies of water on the planet and many prominent dive publications count Silfra as one of the top 5 dive sites in the world.

The tour begins when you are picked up in central Reykjavík, although you can also choose to meet your guides at Silfra itself. The drive between Reykjavík and Silfra takes about 1 hour.

Once at Silfra, your highly trained guide will brief you on the site and equipment. After suiting up, you’ll walk about 150 meters in your gear to the entrance platform. Your guide will then lead you through the four magnificent parts of Silfra in what will surely be one of the most memorable dives of your life.

The dive lasts for about 35-40 minutes. A light current will lead you to the end of the dive in the beautiful Silfra Lagoon. After exiting the water there, you will walk about 350 meters back to the car park. There hot chocolate and cookies will be waiting for you to help you warm up.

When you’re ready, your guide will take you back to the water for a second dive. Please note that when the temperature drops below 0°C in the winter you will do only one dive for your own safety and comfort.

You may join this tour if you are over 18, understand English instructions, and are a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent. You also need drysuit experience. This can either be ten logged drysuit dives over the past two years, or a drysuit speciality certification and any kind of diving experience within this time period.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:00 08:00, 09:00, 14:00, 15:00,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

Included:
  • Free hotel pick up and return in Reykjavík

  • 2 guided dives (if the air temperature is below 0°C then only 1 dive)

  • All necessary equipment

  • Hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break

  • Entrance fee into Silfra


What to bring:
  • Your SCUBA dive certification

  • Long underwear & thick socks

  • Suitable clothes for being outside

  • Diving Silfra Medical Statement

  • If applicable, a physicians approval

  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses

  • Proof of dry suit experience or dry suit certification


Good to know:

You must be a certified dry suit diver or have 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date signed by an instructor to join this tour. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour. If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you might need a medical waiver. If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.



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