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Snorkel between tectonic plates

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You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest!  Snorkeling Silfra is for everyone who feels comfortable in water and is ready for a fantastic snorkeling adventure. Float between two continental plates, surrounded by the astonishing clarity of the water and the mesmerizing colors of this underwater world. Your guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.During your snorkel you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them.

 

The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. Here the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon. This activity is all year around! 

 

Participants must:

  • 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 Snorkeling 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 minimum 14 years of age on the year
  • Be physically fit
  • Not be pregnant

 

 

 

 

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