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.  Here we will swim out approximately 80 meters from the shore.  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.

As on all our tours, we will pick you up at your hotel in the Reykjavik area and bring you back afterwards and offer you some light snacks during the dive break.

The pick up time of this tour depends on the tides. We usually want to end our second 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.

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:

1. April – 30. September

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:

6-8 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
  • 2 guided dives in the ocean  (if temperature drops below 0°C we do only 1 dive)
  • all necessary equipment
  • hot choclate and cookies in the dive break
Departures:

Departure time depends on the tides

Prices:
ISK 44.990,-

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