A must for every dry suit diver
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 Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The crystal clear glacial water filling the Silfra fissure has been filtered over decades through underground lava rock and provides over 100 meters visibility. The underwater scenes in Silfra are found nowhere else on earth.
If you would like to ride to Silfra with us, your Silfra Diving Day Tour begins when we pick you 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 also have the option of meeting us directly at Thingvellir Park. Click on this link and you find directions to the meeting point in Thingvellir.
Upon arrival at the Silfra fissure, 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 only high quality BARE and Aqualung brand SCUBA equipment and APEX or Aqualung regulators.
All divers on this Silfra dive tour must have a dry suit dive certification OR 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the Silfra tour date and must be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these 10 dry suit dives.
In case you do not fulfill these requirements you have the options of taking a PADI Dry Suit Diver Certification Course with the dive center of your choice before you come to Iceland or take our Dry Suit Diver Course & Diving Silfra 2-Day Package or simply 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. Filtered over decades by Iceland’s volcanic basaltic rock, you can easily take a sip during your dive; you won’t find purer drinking water.
During your dive you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section, where you can have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the Silfra fissure widens you will find yourself in the majestic Silfra Hall with the possibility of local geese and ducks paddling overhead. Near to the opening to the lake Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; if there are divers ahead you will see the ‘chandelier effect’ of their rising bubbles. Your dive is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.
After this first dive, we will make our way back along a challenging but rewarding 250 meter path with our dive gear and then warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies. Don’t hesitate to ask your dive guide if you need some assistance with your dive gear.
This tour includes two dives. Each dive will take about 30-40 minutes with a maximum depth of 18 meters. In the winter, however, if the outside temperature drops below 0°C, we conduct only one extended (40-45 minute) dive for the safety and comfort of our divers.
If you have friends or family who are not certified divers but would also like to experience Silfra, they would be very welcome to join the Snorkelling Silfra Day Tour.
Our Silfra Souvenirs can be purchased in your Silfra Diving Day Tour booking process by selecting them under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed please contact us or leave a message in the comment box during your booking and we will bring it on your Silfra Diving Day Tour with us.
The Silfra Tectonic Specialty Course can only be taken on the Silfra Diving Day Tour, the course can be added in your booking process by selecting it under "Extras".
All year round, daily
Maximum ratio of 3 divers per 1 dive instructor
- 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
- Free hotel pick up and return in Reykjavik
- Dive Instructor
- 2 guided dives (if temperature drops below 0°C we do only 1 dive)
- All necessary dive equipment
- Hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break
- Entrance fee into Silfra
Pick up times:
Pick up in Reykjavík begins one hour EARLIER than the dive tour times shown in the booking calendar.
Safety requirementsParticipants 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 (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 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
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Guides on this tour
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Join our pick up service from Reykjavik or meet us at our meeting point at Silfra!
Thingvellir National Park