Scuba diving in the Silfra Rift from Reykjavik

Scuba diving in the Silfra Rift from Reykjavik

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Intermediate
  • Spoken languages: Icelandic, English
  • Fitness level: Intermediate
  • Duration: from 3 hrs to 5 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The Silfra Rift in Iceland is one of the most amazing spots in the world for scuba diving. Its crystal-clear waters provide amazing visibility!

Get ready to experience scuba diving in the most unique body of water in the world which also happens to have one of the best visibility! Silfra is a fissure on Earth created by the movement of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. This amazing place has crystal clear glacial water that has been filled over decades.

Once you've arrived at the Silfra Rift, your guide will give you a detailed briefing of the dive site and will then assist you in setting up our dive equipment. The instructors only work with high-quality BARE and Aqualung brand SCUBA equipment and APEX or Aqualung regulators.

The only requirement for this activity is to have a dry suit dive certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within the last two years and to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these 10 dry suit dives. 

After you've geared up, you'll then take dive and experience Silfra’s pristine, crystal clear water. The water there has been filtered over decades volcanic basaltic rock which makes it one of the purest, you can easily take a sip during your dive!

Your scuba dives will allow you to explore the four main parts of Silfra. You'll float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section, where you'll actually dive between two continents! Then, the Silfra fissure widens until you find yourself in the majestic Silfra Hall. Near to the opening to the lake Thingvallavatn, you'll reach the Silfra Cathedral. Finally, your dive is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

After this first dive, you will make your way back along a challenging but rewarding 250-meter path with your dive gear and then warm up with some hot chocolate and cookies.

On this dive, you will be able to place one hand on the North American continental plate and the other on the Eurasian continental plate. If you are a certified dry suit diver, this is a must-dive site!

Offers

1
Diving Silfra Tour
Activity requirements

Participants must:

- be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent
- have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the - tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives.
- have read, signed, and followed directions on the Diving Silfra Medical Statement
- Bring a physicians approval if divers are 60 years or older
- be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
- be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
- be at minimum 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
- be physically fit
- be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
- be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
- not be pregnant

Special terms

Please get in touch with your guide after booking to arrange your hotel pickup.

Do not forget to bring
  • SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
  • proof of dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date
  • long underwear
  • thick socks
  • suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Bring a physicians approval if divers are 60 years or older
Sport level:Intermediate
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 18 y/o
Meeting point:
Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS
Included:
  • Guide
  • 1 guided dive
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hot chocolate & cookies
  • Park entrance fee
Excluded:
  • Pick up and drop off
2
Diving Silfra Tour - with Pick up
Activity requirements

Participants must:

- be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent
- have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the - tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives.
- have read, signed, and followed directions on the Diving Silfra Medical Statement
- Bring a physicians approval if divers are 60 years or older
- be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
- be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
- be at minimum 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
- be physically fit
- be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
- be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
- not be pregnant

Special terms

Please get in touch with your guide after booking to arrange your hotel pickup.

Do not forget to bring
  • SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
  • proof of dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date
  • long underwear
  • thick socks
  • suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Bring a physicians approval if divers are 60 years or older
Sport level:Intermediate
Duration:5 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 18 y/o
Meeting point:
Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS
Included:
  • Guide
  • 1 guided dive
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hot chocolate & cookies
  • Park entrance fee
  • Pick up and drop off
Excluded:

    Meeting point

    Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS Get directions
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