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Silfra Diving Experience – from Reykjavik

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Departures from Reykjavik: 8:30am & 12pm
    Departure from the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park: 10am & 1:30pm
  • Duration

    4 hours approx. if departing from the meeting point

    6 hours if departing from Reykjavik

Inclusions
  • Hotel transfers
  • Guided dive tour in Silfra with a certified PADi® Divemaster
  • 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

Key Highlights

  • Dive into the clearest waters in the world
  • Swim between the tectonic boundary that divides two continents – North America and Europe
  • Includes diving gear and round-trip transportation to and from Reykjavik
  • Ideal for certified, experienced divers

Overview

A perfect adventure for experienced divers, this dive into the icy, spring bed of Silfra is particularly spectacular as the site holds some of the clearest water in the world.

Silfra is located in the lava field above the continental rift valley, between America and Europe. Plunge into the crystal clear water and glide between the tectonic crack that separates North America from Eurasia. Enjoy one dive before returning to the surface.

To take this dive, an accredited diving qualification is required. You will be provided with all the necessary diving gear and an expert diver will accompany you during the dive.

Please go through all the requirements to take part in this activity in the Please Note section below.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    4 hours approx. if departing from the meeting point

    6 hours if departing from Reykjavik

  • Start time

    Departures from Reykjavik: 8:30am & 12pm

    Departure from the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park: 10am & 1:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.


  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Itinerary

  • You will meet your guide at Þingvellir National Park and then head to the Silfra ravine to begin your diving adventure. Upon arrival at the diving spot, wear your diving gear and listen carefully to the guide’s safety instructions before plunging into the icy waters of Silfra. By park regulations, the dive depth will be 18 metres. Once you dive into the water, you will glide amid ancient lava formations and tectonic cracks that separated North America from Eurasia. The gentle current provides the perfect pace to explore the beautiful spring bed. Known to have the clearest water in the world, you will easily be able to see hundreds of feet under water. After your diving experience, you will return to the surface and dry off.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Guided dive tour in Silfra with a certified PADi® Divemaster
  • 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
  • Meals

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

Please read the Snorkeling & Diving Handbook prior to booking to make sure that you are eligible for the tour. Click here for the Snorkeling & Diving Handbook

We strongly advise to wait 24hrs after diving to fly.

Please bring PADI certificate (or equivalent), Drysuit certification or log book w/ 10 logged dry suit dives, warm undergarments (fleece/wool), 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.

Proof of Drysuit certification or 10 logged drysuit dives are required. You must also have dived within the last two years. Divers have to supply their sizes of suit upon booking.

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.

• 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) / maximum 65 years of age

• be physically fit

• be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour

• read the Medical form prior to booking to make sure that you are eligible for the tour.

We do not recommend this activity for pregnant women.

As of Jan 4, 2020, the two dives tour is now changed to only one dive tour.

If you plan to drive to the location, the meeting point is at the parking lot outside the Information Centre by the Thingvellir National Park campsite.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Children rates are based on maximum 2 children per 2 adults

Pick-up service is complimentary, however, it is best to reserve in advance due to limited availability for the transport.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Since you are wearing snorkeling/dive mask to see underwater, there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. That is, you cannot wear glasses underneath the mask. You will have to go without them, wear contact lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription.

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