Diving Tours

Diving Tours

Immerse yourself in a world of incredible underwater vistas, and discover why Iceland is ranked amongst the world's top three sites for cold water diving.
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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to have drysuit experience to dive in Iceland?

Yes, you must be able to provide evidence of previous dry suit experience within the last two years to dive in Iceland. However, those with time can take this PADI drysuit diver course and become certified during their stay in Iceland. Always check the details of your individual dive tour and contact us at info@guidetoiceland.is with any questions.

How long will my diving tour in Silfra last?

The dive can last from half an hour to an hour, depending on the speed of your breathing. However, there is a wide variety of diving tours to customize your diving adventure in Iceland. This extraordinary wetsuit free-dive tour in Silfra lasts for about 4 hours, while this drysuit dive lasts 3 hours and includes a hot drink to warm you up afterward.

Can you scuba dive in Silfra during winter time?

Yes, scuba diving tours in Silfra are operated year-round.

What is the water temperature in Silfra?

Silfra gorge in Iceland has a relatively constant temperature of 36–39 F (2–4 C) all year round. See this guide to Silfra gorge for more information.

What is the water visibility in Silfra?

The water in Iceland's Silfra gorge is among the clearest in the world, with water visibility between 262 and 328 feet (80 and 100 meters).

Are there any other dive sites in Iceland except Silfra?

Yes, Iceland has several other dive sites besides Silfra. However, most other dive sites do not have organized tours as they require extensive scuba diving experience. If you are an experienced diver, please look at our Complete Guide to Scuba Diving & Snorkelling in Iceland for more dive sites.

If you're looking to earn your PADI dry suit diver certification on your vacation, Iceland is the perfect place to learn from experienced divers and explore magical underwater worlds.

Am I physically fit to dive in Iceland? What requirements are there?

Given the cold temperatures, diving in Iceland can be physically demanding. Should you have any neurological, circulatory, or respiratory problems, any underlying diseases or recent illnesses, or any other physical problems, you might have to turn in a physician's allowance to participate in a diving or snorkeling tour in Silfra.

If you are over 45 and are a smoker or a heavy consumer of alcohol, you might need a medical waiver. If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver. Please contact the respective tour operator for further information, or contact us at info@guidetoiceland.is with any questions.