Learn to dive in a dry suit and prepare for Silfra
Iceland is a beautiful and strange place to dive, presenting you with new experiences when taking the plunge.
Cold water diving requires a different set of skills than warm water. For instance, to be a competent dry suit diver you must be able to control your buoyancy, clear air from your feet, and remove and replace your dry suit inflator hose.
DIVE.IS offers the PADI Dry Suit Course on a daily basis and provides students a high quality, safe, fun and thorough introduction to dry suit diving, taught by our experienced Dry Suit Instructors.
Please be aware that although this course is taught in a fun and relaxing manner, it is a very physically demanding course and includes multiple dives in Iceland’s cold water conditions.
To dive in Silfra, divers must have completed drysuit certification prior to entering the water. Our Dry Suit Course & Diving Silfra 2-Day Package offers divers without the necessary dry suit diving record the opportunity gain the required experience and be prepared for their dive in Silfra. Following successful completion of the course on the first day, you will be ready for two fun dives in Silfra on the second day. With the core dry suit diving skills under your belt, you will be able enjoy the sublime underwater world of Silfra.
The Dry Suit Course & Diving Silfra Day Tour 2-Day Package is structured as follows:
Day 1 – PADI Dry Suit Diver Course
• Theory and Knowledge Review
• Confined water (pool) session
• Two Open Water training dives at a local dive site
Day 2 – Diving Silfra Day Tour (Upon successful completion of Day 1)
• Two fun dives at Silfra (if temperature drops below 0°C we do only 1 dive)
During the confined water session your instructor will introduce you to diving in a drysuit. The skills you learn will include donning and maintenance of the dry suit, buoyancy control and self rescue skills. You will then move on to your open water dive site where you will practice these skills again at a deeper depth and in a different environment.
The course has a maximum of three students per instructor, which gives each student the greatest individual attention. With training in a variety of dive sites, this dry suit course provides a sturdy basis for all of the cold-water dives that you will undertake in the future.
Please note that neither participants nor instructors are allowed to bring any type of camera into the water on the course. This is prohibited by PADI standards. However, our guides will bring a high quality camera with them on the second dive during the Silfra Day Tour.
For more information about dry suit diving, please visit our website http://www.drysuitdiving.org
Our Souvenirs can be purchased in your booking process by selecting them under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed below please contact us or leave a comment in your booking and we will bring it on tour with us.
The Silfra Tectonic Specialty Course can only be taken on The Silfra Diving Day Tour, the course can be added in your booking process by selecting it under "Extras".
Our Dry suit course and Silfra dive with Stefanino
We took the dry suit course and then Silfra dive trip. I can't say enough about the experience. Stefanino was an excellent instructor, he was extremely knowledgeable and professional. We felt at ease within minutes of being with him. We were fairly new to diving and he adapted to our skill and showed us a great experience both in the course as well as the Silfra. We highly recommend Dive.IS, they made the experience simple and worry free and if you get the chance recommend Stefanino he is an excellent guide and well versed in his craft. We will definitely be back.
10-12 hours on the course, 6-8 hours on the tour
Minimum 1 student
Maximum 2-3 divers per dive instructor
Available all year round
- Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
- Proof that you finished the Knowledge Reviews for the Dry Suit Course
- Long underwear
- Thick socks
- Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
- Transport to and from the Reykjavík Area
- Dive Instructor
- One Knowledge Development session with your instructor
- 1 Confined Open Water session
- 2 Open Water Dives (at a local dive site)
- PADI Certification fee
- 2 guided dives in Silfra (if temperature drops below 0°C we do only 1 dive)
- All dive equipment necessary to complete the course & tour
- Hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break
- Entrance fee into Silfra
The PADI Dry Suit Manual is excluded from the course price. If you prefer the hard-copy, you are welcome to bring that along with you. However, only the E-book can be purchased through our dive center. The E-book costs ISK 3.990,- .
It is a necessary idea to get the manual beforehand in order to have time to study it and fill out the Knowledge Reviews before the course.
be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent
have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Diving Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email) PDF
have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older PDF
sign our liability release form at the start of the diving tour PDF
be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
fit within our dry suit size chart PDF
be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
be physically fit
be able to communicate in English
be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
not be pregnant
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Thingvellir National Park