Scuba Diving Adventure | Visit a Shipwreck in Faxafloi Bay
Embark on an underwater adventure in Iceland by joining a scuba diving tour that visits the shipwreck Sigurjón HF 210. If you want to enjoy a unique experience within Iceland’s capital, then get your scuba gear on and join this exciting excursion.
Your adventure begins as you meet up with your local guide in Reykjavík City. You will be fully equipped with an insulating diving suit and scuba diving gear, as well as being informed of all necessary safety regulations needed for the exploit ahead.
The vessel which you will be visiting sank in 1992, between two small islands just outside of Reykjavík. Since the depth of the ocean here is only 12-24 metres (40-80 feet), depending on the tide, an open water certificate suffices―as opposed to more advanced levels of diving certifications.
You will begin by making the short and scenic RIB boat ride up to where the wreck is located, enjoying the views of the many islets of Faxaflói Bay, such as Lundey, Viðey, Engey and Þerney. During the summer season, puffins nest in many of these islands, meaning you might just get the additional pleasure of glimpsing these adorable creatures.
Once you have arrived at the location of the wreck, it’s time to descend underneath the surface of the ocean and explore the forgotten world below. The ship itself is in prime condition, except that the front of its bridge has collapsed, giving the whole scene a haunting and otherworldly allure.
Although the level of visibility can never be fully guaranteed, on most days it is excellent, providing a stunning underwater view as you swim past the fish circling the sunken historical monument, where colourful corals grow along the vessel's muddy deck.
Your knowledgeable guide will happily answer all of your questions about the shipwreck, as well as the islands and wildlife that you will encounter during your adventure. Once you have emerged from the water, you will be brought back to the harbour to enjoy a much-deserved cup of hot chocolate.
Don’t miss out on this incredible underwater exploit in Iceland’s, diving under the surface of the sea to explore a sunken shipwreck. Check availability by choosing a date.
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This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with notable health problems. Please contact the tour operator directly for further information and application papers.