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Dive between two tectonic plates

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Immerse yourself in a unique underwater world with unmatched water clarity and swim between the Eurasian and American continental plates At the Silfra fissure, your guide will give you a detailed briefing of the dive site and will then assist you in setting up the dive equipment. We use only high quality BARE and Aqualung brand SCUBA equipment and APEX or Aqualung regulators. Then it’s time to take the plunge and experience diving into Silfra’s pristine, crystal clear water. Filtered over decades by Iceland’s volcanic basaltic rock, you can easily take a sip during your dive; you won’t find purer drinking water.

During your dive you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section, where you can have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the fissure widens you will find yourself in the majestic Silfra Hall with the possibility of local geese and ducks paddling overhead. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; if there are divers ahead you will see the ‘chandelier effect’ of their rising bubbles. Your dive is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon. After this first dive, we will make our way back along a challenging but rewarding 250 meter path with our dive gear and then warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies.

This tour includes two dives. Each dive will take about 30-40 minutes with a maximum depth of 18 meters. In the winter, however, if the outside temperature drops below 0°C, we conduct only one extended (40-45 minute) dive for the safety and comfort of our divers. This activity is all year around! 

 

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 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
  • Be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
  • Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Diving Silfra Medical Statement
  • Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • Be at minimum 150cm tall / maximum 200cm tall
  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • Be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
  • Be physically fit
  • Not be pregnant

 

 

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