Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure | Deep into the Blue

Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure | Deep into the Blue
Two divers face to face in the 'real Blue Lagoon'.
Scuba diving in Silfra Fissure is considered to be the highlight of many diver's careers.
Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure requires a drysuit and neoprene hoods and gloves.
Silfra Fissure is often considered to be one of the Top 10 sites internationally for scuba diving.
As with dive site, it is important to buddy up with another diver.
The bottom of the majestic 'Silfra Cathedral'.
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Dive into the crystal clear waters of Silfra! This scuba diving tour includes one or two dives in the famous Silfra fissure, providing the perfect opportunity to intimately connect with one of the world's top diving spots. We always try to do two dives, however if the air temperature goes below 0° C we can only complete one dive due to the risk of frozen equipment (this can happen November-April). 

Silfra is located in Þingvellir National Park, on top of the continental rift valley between Europe and America. In the fissure, there's a slow current that gives one a perfect pace to explore this beautiful area.

The visibility of the crystal clear water is unmatched, so wide and long that sometimes it is only limited by the density of the water itself. Depth varies from 10 to 40 meters but on this tour, the dive depth is limited to 18 meters by park regulations.

If you booked the pickup service from Reykjavík, the tour will start with a pick-up from your hotel or bus stop. Then you head out to Þingvellir National Park, about 50 min drive.

At Silfra your guide will give a detailed briefing about the site and the dive. We then complete one or two dives in the Silfra fissure, followed by hot chocolate and cookies. After the tour, your guide will drive your back to Reykjavík or you can leave in your own car. The duration of the tour is about 4-5 hours on site, or 6-7 hours including transport from Reykjavik.

Please note that you can also book the tour without the pickup service and meet your guides directly at the Information Centre in Þingvellir National Park.

To partake in the tour, you must have a Open Water Certification as well as a Drysuit Diving Certification, or at least 10 logged drysuit dives within the last two years. Your guide will check your certifications before the tour starts.

This dive is physically challanging and it´s important that you are fit and healthy with no medical conditions. You must be able to understand and to communicate in English. 

So what's the hold-up? Come take a plunge into the blue! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Diving
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30 09:30,

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. 

  • Guided dive tour in Silfra with an experience Dive Master or Dive Instructor

  • All specialized dive equipment, including a dry suit, mask, fins, thermal undersuit, tanks, weights, regulator and second stage, all specially designed for the cold water.

  • Silfra admission fee

  • Hot chocolate and cookies

What to bring:
  • Dive certification card

  • Proof of dry suit experience. Either dry suit certification or logbook showing at least 10 dry suit dives within the last 2 years.

  • Warm woolen socks and a change of clothing. The change of clothing is a precaution since no dry suit can be 100% guaranteed to be dry unless it is made especially for you.

  • Warm undergarments (fleece/wool)

Good to know:

This is a challenging cold water dive. All dives are performed in a dry suit and Drysuit certification or Drysuit experience is required. You need to show your guide either a dry suit certification, or a logbook showing that you have completed at least 10 dry suit dives within the last 2 years. The logbook needs to be signed by a dive professional. Divers have to supply their sizes upon booking. All divers must have dived in a dry suit within the last 2 years. You must be fit and healthy with no medical conditions to be able to participate in this tour. Diving is not allowed for pregnant women. You must be able to understand safety instructions in English, and be able to communicate with your dive guide in English due to safety reasons.

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