Dive the big five and observe large schools of spawning cod

The Cod Spawning Dive Expedition combines the Highlights of Iceland Tour with two days of observing large schools of cod in their spawning activities.  Our partner in the north, Erlendur Bogason usually join us on this tour.  Erlendur is the diver who discovered Strýtan (the geothermal chimneys) and he is the first and only diver to have filmed cod spawning in their natural environment.

Many huge schools of cod gather in the fjord Þistilfjörður for their spawning.  Dives are usually not deeper than 25m and most of the fish are seen between at depths between 8m and 12m.  Apart from the cod this is an excellent location to observe exciting North Altantic marine life, such as wolffish, lump suckers, starry rays, redfish, flatfish, nudibranchs, crustaceans, and more.

In addition to these ocean dives, we will follow the most of the itinerary of our Highlights of Iceland Tour, which includes dives in Silfra, Strýtan, and Nesgjá, and a snorkel in Litlaá.


Tour Details


April only

Dates for 2018 TBA



Participants must:

  • be certified at the level of PADI Advanced Open Water or the equivalent
  • have dry suit experience (minimum of 10 logged dry suit dives)

6 days

Min / Max:

min. 4 / max. 6 divers

Please bring:
  • Dive equipment (All dive equipment can also be rented from us)
  • Your dive certification card and if possible your divers log book. We require proof of dry suit experience (minimum of 10 dives) to participate in this tour
  • Please read the FAQs further down on this webpage concerning questions about equipment, clothes and other essentials
  • 8-9 guided dives
  • 1 snorkel tour
  • Transportation on land and in water – all days of the tour
  • Accommodation for 5 nights – including breakfast and dinner
  • Dive tanks and weights
  • Expert guide on all days

Lunch, drinks and all other activity not stated in the included part.

2018 TBA

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Frequently asked Questions

What size / type of SCUBA tanks do you use?
We use steel tanks due to better buoyancy properties. We use both 12 liter and 15 liter bottles. We can also offer both single and double valves. Please let us know in advance which tank configuration you require for the equipment you bring, so we can have it ready for you.
What type of valve/fittings do you have on your SCUBA tanks?
All our tanks have DIN fittings. If you bring a regulator with a Yoke fitting, also known as INT, we can bring an adapter to screw into our DIN valve. Please let us know in advance.