Diving Silfra Tour
A must for every dry suit diver
About this activity
You will dive into the most unique body of water in the world with unparalleled visibility.Silfra is a crack in the Earth ripped open by the movement of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The crystal clear glacial water providing over 100 meters of underwater visibility has been filtered for decades through underground lava rocks. The underwater scenery that you experience on your Diving Tour is found nowhere else on Earth.
If you would like to ride to Silfra with us, your tour begins with pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík. During the one-hour drive to Thingvellir National Park, your guide will introduce you to the unique geological and cultural history of Silfra and the surrounding area. If you have your own transportation to Silfra, you can also meet us directly at the Silfra meeting point.
The tour includes one dive which will take about 30-40 minutes, with a maximum depth of 18 meters. At the Meeting Point, your guide will give you a detailed briefing of the dive site and will then assist you in setting up our dive equipment. Then it’s time to take the plunge and experience diving into Silfra’s pristine, crystal clear water. Naturally filtered for 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 the narrowest section called Big Crack first, where you can have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the Silfra fissure widens you will find yourself in Silfra Hall with the possibility of spotting local ducks and geese paddling overhead.
Near the opening to Thingvallavatn Lake we enter the majestic Silfra Cathedral – the deepest point of this amazing diving tour. If there are divers ahead, you will easily see the mesmerizing ‘chandelier effects’ of their rising bubbles. Lastly, your dive will conclude in the relaxed, endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.
After the dive, we will make our way back along a 250 meter path with our dive gear and then warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies. Don’t hesitate to let your guide know if you need assistance with your gear on the walk back!
If you have friends or family who are not certified divers but would also like to experience Silfra, they are welcome to join the Snorkelling Silfra Day Tour.
✓ Dive instructor
✓ 1 guided dive
✓ All necessary dive equipment
✓ Entrance fee into Silfra
✓ Hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break
✓ Transportation from and to Reykjavík if selected
Silfra Diving, Thingvellir