DIVING SILFRA TOUR
A must for every dry suit diver
On our Diving Silfra Day Tour 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 on your Diving Tour is found nowhere else on Earth.
How to get to your Diving Silfra Tour
If you would like to ride to Silfra with us, your Silfra Diving Tour begins with pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík. During the one-hour drive to Thingvellir National Park, your guide will introduce you to the unique geological and cultural history of Silfra and the surrounding Thingvellir area. If you have your own transportation to Silfra, you can also meet us directly at the Silfra meeting point in Thingvellir National Park.
The structure of your Diving Tour
The Silfra Diving Tour includes one dive which will take about 30-40 minutes, with a maximum depth of 18 meters. At the Silfra Meeting Point, your guide will give you a detailed briefing of the dive site 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 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.
Then it’s time to take the plunge and experience diving into Silfra’s pristine, crystal clear water. Naturally filtered for decades by Iceland’s volcanic basaltic rock, you can easily take a sip during your dive – you won’t find purer drinking water.
Explore the four Silfra main parts on your Diving Tour
During your dive you will explore the 4 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 the dive, we will make our way back along a 250 meter path with our dive gear and then warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies. Don’t hesitate to let your guide know if you need assistance with your gear on the walk back!
If you have friends or family who are not certified divers but would also like to experience Silfra, they are welcome to join our Snorkelling Silfra Day Tour.
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 Diving Silfra Buddy tour, a semi-private option for you and your dive buddy.
Don’t forget to book Extras & Souvenirs for your Silfra Diving Tour!
Our Souvenirs can be purchased when booking your Silfra Diving Tour 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 Diving 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 on the Silfra Diving Tour under "Extras".
We would also like to draw your attention to our Silfra and Davíðsgjá diving combo. If you would like to add dives to your day, you can also dive in Davíðsgjá fissure. It is only about a 10 min drive from Silfra fissure, also located in the National park.
After your tour, we suggest you continue on the Golden circle, a very popular sightseeing route in Iceland. Other sightseeing locations on the Golden circle are Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring and Kerið crater.
A stunning dive
A bucket list dive for me and a magical experience. The dive.is crew were fabulous throughout and my guide - Lorenzo - was excellent. Good pre-dive briefing, super helpful getting kitted up and took great photos during the dive. Although the water was only 4 degrees, the Bare drysuit and undersuit did their job and I never felt cold. Thoroughly recommend it if you ever get the chance. I hope to go back one day!
All year round, daily
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Maximum ratio of 3 divers per 1 dive guide
Minimum 1 diver per guide
If you require pick up, there is a minimum of 3 passengers on our bus. We will refund you in full if the minimum is not met
- Dive Instructor
- 1 guided dive
- All necessary dive equipment
- Entrance fee into Silfra
- Hot chocolate and cookies after the dive
- Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Diver 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
Did you know that you can dive two fissures in one day in Thingvellir national park. Check out our Silfra and Davíðsgjá Diving combo.
POPULAR TIMES AT SILFRA
Did you know that you can dive two fissures in one day in Thingvellir national park. Check out our Silfra and Davíðsgjá Diving combo
Safety requirementsParticipants must:
be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
Have dry suit diving certification 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 (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 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
Timeline of your tour
- (If you have booked a tour with pick up you will first meet your driver at the selected pick-up location in Reykjavik)
- Arrival at the meeting point at Silfra 15 minutes before the tour start time, check-in with guides
- Division into groups of 3 people, one group per guide
- Briefing and gear-up with your guide (∼1 hour total)
- Once you are fully dressed, your guide will take a number from the park ranger and that will be your group’s number to enter the water
- Make your way to the entry platform, short wait (wait time may vary)
- Weight check upon entering the water
- 30-45 minutes spent in the water
- Exit through platform, walk back to the meeting point (∼250 meters)
- Take off equipment, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies to warm up
- At this point, you will have time to chat with your guide, ask any questions you might have and take a look at the pics taken during the tour
Your bookable extras
Experience the tour
Guides on this tour
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Thingvellir National Park