The Viking Diver Course

The Viking package: 2 Certs + Diving in Silfra

The real deal!

Do it all Viking style!

DIVE.IS, Iceland’s first and only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center welcomes you to learn diving from a new perspective. Take your PADI Open Water Diver course in the pristine waters of Iceland and be better prepared for what comes next!

This package gives you the opportunity to go from a complete beginner to a true Viking in just 4 days!
You will complete a PADI Open Water course and additional Dry suit Specialty course, this will be combined into one course so you can complete two in one! This means that we will certify you for two certification at once. We will end our awesome weekend by baptising you as Vikings in the famous bucket list divesite, Silfra!

The Open Water and Dry suit course will require you to do some skills both online and in the water, those skills inclue:
• The Underwater World
• Dive Equipment
• Buddy Systems
• The Dive Environment
• Communication
• Dive Planning
• Problem Management
• Dive Tables and Dive Computers
• Navigation

To take part in both the Open Water and Dry suit course you will have to complete a specific Elearning on the PADI website. There you will go over everything that you need to know to become a safe diver. Elearning can and must be finished anytime before course starts, including final exam. Then it´s only a quick review with Instructor before we jump in water and do:
• Confined Water Dives 1-5
• Watermanship requirements: 200m continuous swim and 10 minute float
Confined Water Dives are 5 in total, but relatively short dives conducted the same day. It usually taked 4-5 hours in a pool to finish all diving skills and watermanship requirements(200m swim and 10 mins float) and it´s usually done on Friday afternoon, before Open Water Dives over weekend.

The next two days we will do a total of 5 dives, 4 for the Open Water certification and one more for the Dry suit certification
They include performing the same skills already practiced in the pool and exploration of local dive sites. We try to include different dive sites to get more experience and to see more of uderwater world, but it depends on weather, tides and other factors as well.
We will then end this awesome weekend by diving in the amazing Silfra and become true Vikings!

Course Details


April – October
This course might also be available on request.


The course is scheduled to run over an extended weekend:

Day 1: eLearning Quick Review, Confined Water Session 1-5, 10 minute float and 200m swim
Day 2: Open Water Dives 1 & 2
Day 3: Open Water Dives 3 & 4 - Dry Suit Dive 1
Day 4: Silfra Dive Tour


The course requires a minimum of 3 students
The course runs on a maximum ratio of 4 students to an Instructor.


Your tuition includes your instructor, all equipment, PADI Open Water Course eLearning material, PADI Dry Suit Course eLearning material, PADI certification fee, all confined water session and pool rental as well as all open water dives. Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik on all 3 days is also included. Pickup for the Silfra Dive can be booked for additional fee.

To complete your PADI Open Water and Dry Suit course:
eLearning Course

PADI now offers the opportunity to complete all your Knowledge Development and Exams online at your own speed. As such you do not need to participate in Day 1 of the course, but merely need to complete a quick review with your instructor, which will be held before the pool session.

Price: 159.990,- ISK

**this price includes the eLearning registration fee, which we pay directly to PADI. The eLearning fee is approximately 20.000 ISK.

Union Grants and Other Benefits
Most unions in Iceland subsidize a part of the course fee for their members. We encourage you to find out your rights within your union.

If you are a high school or university student, the course may provide a certain number of credits that you can use towards your degree.

Former DIVE.IS students who have completed their Open Water course with us receive a 50% discount on all diving day tours from Reykjavík.


From ISK 159.990

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For your safety

  • be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)

  • be physically fit

  • know how to swim and be comfortable in water

  • be able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

  • complete a PADI Medical Statement