Silfra and Davidsgja diving combo in Iceland with DIVE.IS

Silfra and Davíðsgjá Diving combo

At Thingvellir National park

2 fissures in 1 day

At Thingvellir National park

Silfra fissure is on many divers' bucket list and rightly so. But not as many divers know about Silfra's darker, wilder sibling, Davíðsgjá fissure. This local diver's favorite is a hidden gem located just a few kilometers from Silfra in Thingvellir National Park. On this Silfra and Davíðsgjá diving combo tour, you will be able to dive them both in one day.

Your Silfra and Davíðsgjá Diving combo begins with pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík. During the one-hour drive to, your guide will introduce you to the unique geological and cultural history of Silfra and the surrounding Thingvellir area.

We will start with the Silfra dive where you will dive into the most unique body of water in the world with unparalleled visibility. Silfra is a crack in the Earth ripped open by the movement of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The crystal clear glacial water, providing over 100 meters of underwater visibility, has been filtered for decades through underground lava rocks. The underwater scenery that you experience in Silfra can be found nowhere else on Earth.

During your dive you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through the narrowest section called Big Crack first, where you can have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the Silfra fissure widens you will find yourself in Silfra Hall with the possibility of spotting local ducks and geese paddling overhead. Near the opening to Thingvallavatn Lake we enter the majestic Silfra Cathedral – the deepest point of this amazing diving tour. If there are divers ahead, you will easily see the mesmerizing ‘chandelier effects’ of their rising bubbles. Lastly, your dive will conclude in the relaxed, endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

After exiting Silfra and walking the 250 meters back to the meeting point, we will have chocolate and cookies before moving on to Davíðsgjá fissure where our second dive will take place.

Davíðsgjá is usually slightly warmer than Silfra. Divers walk straight into the water and after a shallow swim, they enter the long, deep and narrow Davíðsgjá fissure. The maximum depth of the dive in this fissure is 21 meters. Davíðsgjá often has incredible underwater visibility, although this varies and is more dependent on the weather than in Silfra. Therefore, Davíðsgjá is sometimes called Silfra's wilder and darker sibling. The top of the fissure in Davíðsgjá is actually about 7 meters underwater, which allows for more contact with the water in Thingvallavatn lake. It is therefore common that trout join the divers exploring this fissure.

Your guide will give you a detailed briefing of the dive sites and will then assist you in setting up our dive equipment. We use high quality BARE and Aqualung brand SCUBA equipment and APEX or Aqualung regulators.

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

In case you do not fulfill these requirements, you can take PADI Dry Suit Diver Certification Course (or equivalent) before coming to Iceland. Or you can also take the Dry Suit Diver Course & Diving Silfra 2-Day Package here with us in Iceland! Alternatively, you can also Snorkel in Silfra instead of scuba diving.

Don’t forget to book Extras & Souvenirs for your Silfra Diving Tour!
Our Souvenirs can be purchased when booking your Silfra and Davíðsgjá diving combo under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed, please contact us us or leave a message in the comment box during your booking and we will bring it on your Silfra and Davíðsgjá diving combo tour. Photos from your tour can be purchased directly from your guide at Silfra for 3000 ISK.

The Silfra Tectonic Specialty Course can also be added under "Extras".

We would like to bring your attention to the fact that there are only 3 divers with each guide in Silfra. If three couples are diving together (with 2 guides), the unfortunate circumstances will occur that one of the couples has to split up and not enjoy Silfra together. If you would like to avoid this situation, you can book our Silfra and Davíðsgjá Buddy tour or Private Silfra and Davíðsgjá diving combo.

TalChamilevsky 21.09.2022
great dive

Diving in Silfra and DAVÍÐSGJÁ was amazing! Giancarlo was incredibly attentive and fun. He and the entire crew were so helpful and efficient, helping you get in and out of the dry suit and equipment, making the experience much more enjoyable.
really recommend taking the combo and not just Silfra.


Tour Details

From ISK 68.490


  • Dive Instructor
  • 2 guided dives
  • All necessary dive equipment
  • Pick up and transfer
  • Entrance fee into Silfra
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the dive

Please bring

  • Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Diver Water or equivalent)
  • Proof of dry suit dive 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
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Safety requirements

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

  • have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the Silfra tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the Silfra 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 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 Silfra dive 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 able to communicate in English

  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • not be pregnant

  • eat well before the tour

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Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss


Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

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