Learn dry suit diving in Iceland

Iceland is a beautiful and strange place to dive, presenting you with new experiences and considerations 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 runs the PADI Dry Suit Course on a daily basis and offers 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.

Please note that this course cannot be conducted in Silfra. In order to dive in Silfra, divers must have completed their drysuit certification prior to entering the water. If you want to dive Silfra while you are in Iceland, but don’t have the necessary dry suit diving experience, we recommend our Dry Suit Course & Diving Silfra 2-Day Package

Please note that participants are not allowed to bring any type of camera into the water on the course. This is prohibited by PADI standards.

For more information about dry suit diving, please visit our website http://www.drysuitdiving.org

Course Details


Available from February 15th – October 15th

This course might also be available on request.


Participants must:

  • be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent
  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
  • 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

All participants age 60 or older and all participants under a doctor’s care for any ongoing medical condition must have our medical form signed by their physician. The medical form can be viewed and downloaded HERE.

Please note that each participant must sign our liability release form at the start of the tour. Our liability release form can be viewed HERE.


10-12 Hours on a single day

Min / Max:

Minimum 2 students.

Maximum 3 divers per instructor.

Please bring:
  • Your dive certification card
  • Long underwear and thick socks
  • Your Dry Suit Manual if you already own one
  • Hat and Gloves to wear between dives
  • One Knowledge Development session with your instructor
  • 1 Confined Open Water session
  • 2 Open Water Dives
  • PADI Certification fee
  • All equipment necessary to complete the course
  • Transport to and from the Reykjavík Area
  • Entrance fee into Silfra

The PADI Dry Suit Manual is excluded from the course price and costs ISK 4.990,- extra.

It is a good idea to get it beforehand in order to have time to study it and fill out the Knowledge Reviews before the course.

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