Jukka Siltanen, Lead Guide & Instructor

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Jukka Siltanen

Hello! I'm originally from Finland and moved to Iceland in 2015. I learned how to dive in 2006 and the lovely reefs of Western Ireland lured me to the dry side and cold-water diving in 2007. Since then I've worked in diving and other projects in Israel, Tanzania and Finland. I'm a PADI & SSI Master Instructor, and recently finished my M.Sc. thesis in the economics of protected area management at the University of Iceland. I love underwater photography and just the feeling of being underwater - it really makes me feel like I'm in another world!

Name:Jukka Siltanen
Title at DIVE.IS:Lead Guide & Instructor
Employed since:December 2015
Languages:English, Finnish
Working area:Lead Guides
Favorite dive site:Labuan Wall, Bunaken
Interests/Hobbies:Photography, hiking, cycling, gym, politics, environmental issues 

What his colleagues say about Jukka


  • "Professional, friendly and made our experience [...] as comfortable as possible!" 

  • "As super professional, really nice and checked, rechchecked, double checked and so on the equipment to make sure that everybody was safe and warm."

  • "Thank you a million times Jukka for your effortlessly hard work, dedication and patience."

  • "Awesome, incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable."

  • "Incredible.[...] He did everything, legit made it beyond easy to get in and out of your equipment"

Jukka might guide you at one of these tours

The most photographed waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss

Dive Silfra & The Golden Circle

All the highlights in one day


Geothermal Hot Spring Dive Tour

Dive in the devil's jacuzzi

Silfra Snorkeling Day Tour

Rated no 4 Experience in the world by TripAdvisor


Snorkeling Silfra, Caves & Northern lights

Walk through lava tubes, swim between continents and observe Northern lights

Strokkur erupting on a summers day in Iceland

Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle

All the highlights in one day


Snorkeling Silfra Group Tour

Get a great deal for your group!


Snorkeling Silfra Under The Midnight Sun

Mysterious and quiet

humpack whale with white flippers splashing water jumping halfway out of sea in Icelands fjords

Snorkeling Silfra & Whale Watching

An awe inspiring experience of whales and Silfra


Snorkeling Silfra & Northern Lights

Iceland's most spectacular views

Happy Silfra snorkeler close up from beneath reflecting crystal water surface of Silfra hall in Thingvellir Iceland

Silfra Snorkeling Day Tour

Snorkel the world's clearest water in Iceland


Silfra Snorkeling Self-Drive

Snorkel the world's clearest water

Caving guide shining flashlight on bizarre solidified magma formation hanging from ceiling in Lava tube Leidarendi

Snorkeling Silfra & Caving in Thingvellir

Water and caves between the continents

close-up cave guide shining light into lava tube hallway of Leidarendi with magma rocks piling behind

Snorkeling Silfra, Caves & Volcanos

Walk through lava tubes and swim between the continents

Diver diving in an Iceberg in Greenland

Fire & Ice

Iceland Highlights & Greenland Expedition


The Golden Circle Day Tour

Visit Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir in one day!