A humpback whale in Iceland

Dive Silfra & Whale Watching

An awe inspiring experience

Explore the world of whales

The summer season in Iceland gives you the opportunity to truly make the most out of one day. The combination of diving in Silfra followed by whale watching is a great way to get to know the many forms of one of Iceland’s most prominent elements: water.

The day begins when we will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and drive with you to the National Park Thingvellir where we will dive between the continental plates in Silfra. Please note that for the dive tour you must meet the dry suit diving requirements as listed below.

Afterwards we will drive back to Reykjavik and drop you off at the harbor, where you will have the time to eat something before you get on the whale watching boat for an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds.

The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the popular humpback whales. You will be accompanied by sea birds such as gannets, guillemots, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. The trip also takes you past several islands inhabited by colonies of puffins, which provides a great photo opportunity.

Please note that in order to dive in Silfra you must have dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within the last two years of tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives.

If you want to share the experience with your friends or family who are not scuba divers, you can combine this tour with non-divers and snorkelers. Ask us!

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.

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limkaming 16.06.2016
Amazingly clear (and cold) - a must do for any diver!

"A must do for any diver!" like I said in the title. Glacial water filtered through 100km of lava for 100 years before getting to Silfra, and swimming between two tectonic plates... what's not to like? Not deep at all, and no sealife to speak of, but a magical experience.
That said, a lot of the enjoyment is the novelty value there, with the drysuit and the sheer water temperature, especially for a tropical diver like me.
Our dive master Michal (pronounced like Mi Hao) was excellent, and took fantastic photos! I would recommend him to anyone.
I didn't do a drysuit course... as it turned out, it really wasn't necessary. Michal and the others kept us warm (enough) and safe.
(I would also recommend you book it together with a whale watching excursion in the afternoon, as we did... nothing guaranteed, of course, but we smelled a (stinky) Minke and then saw an amazing Humpback up really REALLY close!)

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Tour Details

  • Minimum 1 participant

  • Maximum 3 divers per instructor

  • On the whale watching part of the tour are more participants

  • 10+ hours

  • June 1st - August 31, daily

  • From ISK 50.980

Please bring:

  • Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
  • Proof of dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day

Included:

  • Free hotel pick up & drop off
  • Guided dive in Silfra
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after Diving in Silfra
  • Guided boat trip to watch the whales
  • Entrance fee into Silfra

Departures:

Please see our booking calendar below for available departures.

Safety requirements

Participants must:
  • be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent

  • have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives. PDF

  • 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 ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • be able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

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Guides on this tour

You might be guided by one of these nice guys.

You'll dive here

Join our pick up service from Reykjavik or meet us at our meeting point at Silfra!

Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

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Frequently asked questions about our Diving Silfra & Whale Watching Tour

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