Dive where no other diver has dived before

The Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) are a small archipelago just off the south coast of Iceland, perhaps best known for the volcanic eruption in 1973 that required the evacuation of all of the inhabitants of the main island.  The islands are stunning as they rise out of the sea with high peaks and steep ocean cliffs that provide sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of birds.

The underwater scene is quite interesting as well.  We have conducted several minor expeditions over four years around the Westman Islands and have uncovered several amazing dive sites.  Included in these are a huge underwater arch, walls covered with soft coral and a cave cutting straight through a 120m wide and 100m high mountain.  We have also gathered information from other divers, locals, and fishermen about other promising dive sites in the area.

On our  Expedition we will spend most of our time exploring new dive sites that no one has ever dived before.  We will also dedicate two of our dives to the two most stunning dive sites that we already know around the Westman Islands.

Tour Details

Availability:

Not offered in 2017

Prerequisites:
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Certification or the equivalent
  • Dry suit experience
Duration:

4 days

Min / Max:

min. 6 divers / max. 7 divers

Please bring:
  • Warm clothing
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Dive equipment (all equipment can also be rented from us)
Included:
  • All transportation on land and water
  • 4 nights accommodation, breakfast included
  • 6-7 guided dives
  • Air tanks and weights
Prices:
Not offered in 2107

Information about

Lump Sucker in kelp forrest in Iceland © Tobias Klose

Westman Islands

An out of this world scenery

Male lump sucker guarding his eggs © René Lipmann

Ocean Diver Day Tour

The North Atlantic is full of life

Two divers coming up from Silfra Cathedral © Charles Hood

Silfra

The clearest water in this corner of the galaxy

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.