Ocean diver day tour with DIVE.IS in Iceland

Garður Ocean Diver Day Tour

The North Atlantic is full of life

Dive the Icelandic sea

On the Ocean Diver Day Tour you will join the undersea inhabitants of the North Atlantic for a swim through Iceland’s cool coastal scene.

Our favorite local ocean dive site is Garður, located at the tip of the Reykjanes peninsula and a one hour drive from Reykjavik. Garður is a shore dive. Other dive sites include Ottarstaðir (also in Reykjanes) and Akranes in West Iceland.

Kelp forests offer a great habitat for a number of marine species, including lumpsuckers, nudibranchs, and a wide variety of invertebrates. Colorful algae also flourish here off the coast of Iceland. You will most likely notice pairs of eyes sticking out of the sandy patches of the ocean floor where the flounders live. Soft orange coral also intermittently decorates the sandy ocean floor. In the area of the kelp forests, a wolf fish might pay you an unexpected visit or stick its head out of a pile of rocks, looking a bit like a prehistoric creature.

After the dive, we will warm up with hot chocolate and cookies before heading back to Reykjavik.

If you have your own transportation, you can meet us directly at the meeting point which will be provided in the confirmation e-mail after booking.

If you choose the pick up option, your private guide will pick you up and drop you off at your location in Reykjavík. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Iceland.

The start time of this tour depends on the tides. We usually want to end our dive around the peak of the high tide.

Note that ocean dives in Iceland depend on the weather and it can happen that scheduled ocean dive trips have to be canceled due to unfortunate weather conditions.

If that is the case we usually have a plan B and can offer you other dive sites, such as Bjarnagjá, Kleifarvatn or Silfra that do not depend on the weather as much as the ocean.

All divers on this Ocean Diver Tour must have dry suit diving certification OR 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date. These 10 dives must be confirmed with written proof signed by a diving instructor.

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.
Photos from your tour can be purchased directly from your guide at Silfra for 3000 ISK.

Marissahyl 29.05.2019

My partner and I did the 2 Ocean dive tours. Both we unique and fun. Our first dive was my favourite at a little crack by the ocean. The texture of the moss on the rocks reminded me of space gas clusters. Very special thank you to Ants for taking us there and looking after us to well. We were very pampered.

DIVE.IS is rated No. 1 of all 347 Outdoor Activities in Reykjavik

Tour Details

From ISK 54.990


  • Dive instructor
  • 1 guided dive in the Ocean
  • All necessary dive equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the dive

Please bring

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

This tour is depending on availability. Once we have enough participants, we will confirm the booking and send you a payment link for the total amount.

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Safety requirements

All 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 Diving Medical Statement 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

Timeline of your tour

Your bookable extras

Experience the tour

Guides on this tour

You will dive here


Garður Pier
250 Garður

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Frequently asked questions about our Ocean Diver Day Tour

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