Set up your own diving adventure
3 dives in 2 days
We here at DIVE.IS offer a variety of diving tours in Iceland. If you would like to try more dive sites then the bucket list dive, Silfra, then we have got you covered. We have set up self-drive multi-day diving tour itineraries to make it even easier for you to book your diving adventure.
This is our best suggestion for a 2 day tour around the Reykjavik area.
The dates of your dives do not have to be back to back (if you want to relax in between dive days) and you can choose which dive to start first depending on your preferences and own plans in Iceland. You choose your own dates in the booking process so it is all up to you!
We suggest you book your accommodation in Reykjavik and drive to the dive site each day. That way you can sightsee and choose your activities as you like.
You can, of course, use our pick up service where that applies.
In addition to suggesting dives, we have hand picked activities in the area you will be in each day which we think would add to your perfect diving adventure in Iceland.
Check out more information about the dive sites in the day tabs below.
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Akranes Diving tour
Join us on an ocean dive in the North Atlantic. The town of Akranes is located about 40m from Reykjavik on the other side of the bay. This small town is not visited by a lot of tourists although it boasts a beautiful lighthouse and Guðlaug, a geothermal pool on the beach, that are both well worth a visit.
We will enter the ocean from a beach right by the Akranes campsite. The entrance is accessible and easy to enter and exit.
The North Atlantic ocean is full of Kelp forests which offer a great habitat for a number of marine species, including lumpsuckers, nudibranches, 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.
The pick up 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 Garður, Bjarnagjá fissure, Kleifarvatn, Davíðsgjá fissure or Silfra that do not depend on the weather as much as the ocean.
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Silfra and Davíðsgjá
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.
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.
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.
Silfra fissure is located at Thingvellir National Park which is 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.
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1 April - 30 September
8+ hours each day (depending on activites selected)
Maximum ratio of 3 divers per 1 dive guide
Minimum 2 divers per guide
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 PDF
be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg PDF
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 able to communicate in English
be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
not be pregnant
Guides on this tour
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Your accommodation in Reykjavik
Akranes, 300 Iceland
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park