Diving the Devil's Jacuzzi

We also call this tour the “Geothermal Hot Spring Dive Tour” because we visit the Seltún geothermal area after your dive.

The underwater hot springs in Kleifarvatn lake have only recently been discovered and the bubbling springs are just a 100 meter swim from the shore of the lake.

Only a 30-minute drive from Reykjavík, Kleifarvatn lake is nestled within an impressive volcanic terrain. One can experience complete silence in this stunning landscape. As there are only rugged tire tracks that lead to Kleifarvatn, we take our 4×4 dive bus equipped for this frontier diving adventure.

Your briefing will take place on the shores of Kleifarvatn. Depending on the direction of the wind, you might then already smell the nearby hot springs.

At the lake’s entry point, you can already see the white and yellow sulfur deposits on the lake floor and the gas emanating from below the lake’s floor.

In the center area of the hot springs is a wide caldera that releases large amounts of warm water and gases. When entering into this space, you may have the feeling of diving into a gentle earthquake because the air bubbles coming out of the ground create pressure that causes the rocks to vibrate. Divers can feel these vibrations deep into their bones if the activity is strong enough that day.

After the dive we will travel to Krysuvík and Seltún, a nearby geothermal hot springs area. In Krysuvík we will visit the boiling mud pots and the colorful sulfur deposits.

We will then make our way back to Reykjavík. We recommend that you bring your swimsuit with you as and we can drop you off at one of Reykjavík’s local pools. Here you can relax in the hot tubs and end the day in traditional Icelandic fashion.

NOTE: In order to join this tour 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. 

Tour Details

Availability:

April 1st – October 15th

Please send us an email for booking enquiries.

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
  • 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 ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • be able to communicate in English
  • 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.

 

Duration:

6 hours

Min / Max:

For your safety and convenience we conduct this tour with a minimum of 2 and a maximum ratio of 3 divers per dive instructor.

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 and return in Reykjavik
  • guide
  • 1 guided dive in Kleifarvatn
  • all necessary equipment
  • hot choclate and cookies after the dive
  • guided walk at Seltún geothermal hot springs area near Krýsuvík
Departures:

10:00-10:30 in March (if conditions allow)
08:00-08:30 from 1.April until 31.September

Prices:
44.990,- ISK

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