Cat fish in his hole, Iceland

Westfjords Dive Expedition

Dive the sublime

Explore and discover Iceland's Westfjords

The Westfjords area is the most remote and sparsely populated part of Iceland. It is characterized by dramatic fjords and towering angular cliffs rising sharply from the sea. In October 2010 six of our instructors got together for an expedition to this remarkable area. Although we had five days for exploring, we feel that we hardly scratched the surface in terms of all of the undiscovered dive sites that we have researched and have heard others speculate about.

Still, the dives we did were amazing. Astounding walls, diving with seals, a whale graveyard, a large ancient wreck and many other, as of yet, unexplored wrecks. On the 2015 expedition, about half of our dives was dedicated to discovering new dive sites. We look very much forward to revisiting the Westfjords and showing you the highlights of what we found in 2010. On land we will see many of the unique sights of this area of Iceland, including endless mountains and fjords, lovely waterfalls, some of the world’s largest bird cliffs at Europe’s western-most point, picturesque little villages, deserted farms, and whaling stations that stimulate your imagination of forgotten times

Tour Details

  • Late May - Beginning of June

  • 7 days

  • Minimum 6 divers

  • Maximum 7 divers

Please bring:

  • Your PADI Advanced Dive Certification or equivalent.
  • Proof of dry suit experience. A drysuit certification or proof of minimum 10 dry suit dives within the last year signed by an instructor.
  • Warm clothes
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Dive equipment (All dive equipment can also be rented from us)

Included:

  • 8-9 dives in 7 different locations
  • All transportation on land, ferries and dive boats
  • 7 nights accommodation in double rooms w/ breakfst and dinner
  • Expert guide on all days
  • Air tanks and weights

Excluded:

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Activities not listed in "Included"

Safety requirements

Participants must:
  • have at minimum an Advanced SCUBA dive certification (PADI Advanced Open Water or the 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 PDF

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the 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 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 ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

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

  • be able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

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Guides on this tour

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Frequently asked questions about our Westfjords Dive Expedition

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