Your safety is our highest priority!
Before we list our certifications with the different authorities, we want to let you know that our Guides & Instructors are certified PADI Divemasters, Instructors or hold an even higher certification level. All of them are thoroughly trained in Emergency First Response and Rescue Diving.
Apart from the official regulations of keeping up to date with Rescue and EFR skills, DIVE.IS conducts Safety Workshops frequently for all active staff. In these safety workshops our Risk Assessment Plan is discussed and the most important scenarios are trained.
DIVE.IS is proud to have developed many of the safety rules and regulations concerning scuba diving and snorkeling in Iceland together with the different authorities. To mention an example: DIVE.IS has introduced the safety ratios of dive guide per diver of 4:1 and snorkel guide to snorkeler of 8:1, which subsequently became the official law for diving and snorkeling in Silfra.
DIVE.IS is as of today the only Dive Tour Operator in Iceland that is officially certified by the Icelandic Maritime Administration to conduct both Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Tours to Silfra.
DIVE.IS was the first PADI Dive Center in Iceland in 1997 and was upgraded to be the only PADI 5 Star IDC Development Dive Center in Iceland in 2013.
These titles don´t just look good but involved hard work from our staff to meet safety & service criteria.
DIVE.IS holds the Travel Agency status since 2009, certified by the Icelandic Tourist board. This status certifies us to conduct Multiple Day Tours and Expeditions.
We are proud of our dive and snorkel equipment as we use only the best of the best, such as the APEKS XTX 200 regulator, which is the one used by most cave and technical divers in the most extreme conditions.
Our dry suits are BARE CD4 or BARE XCS2 compressed neoprene suits that carry a livetime warranty. In combination with our BARE T200 undergarments and BARE 7mm gloves and hoods you will be warm and toasty on your dives or when snorkeling.
Our BCDs are the the Buddy Commando / Explorer and the Aqualung Wave.
It goes without saying that our equipment is checked more often and regular than local laws and PADI rules demand. We sell or discharge it before it gets old.
When you are down there you want to know that we don’t compromise on your dive gear.
We love to walk that extra mile for you.