The majestic cliffs of the Westman Islands, Iceland

Westman Islands Dive Expedition

Discover the Westman Islands with us!

Dive where no other diver has dived before

The Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) are a small archipelago just off the south coast of Iceland, perhaps best known for the volcanic eruption in 1973 that required the evacuation of all of the inhabitants of the main island. The islands are stunning as they rise out of the sea with high peaks and steep ocean cliffs that provide sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of birds.

The underwater scene is quite interesting as well. We have conducted several minor expeditions over four years around the Westman Islands and have uncovered several amazing dive sites. Included in these are a huge underwater arch, walls covered with soft coral and a cave cutting straight through a 120m wide and 100m high mountain. We have also gathered information from other divers, locals, and fishermen about other promising dive sites in the area.

On our Expedition we will spend most of our time exploring new dive sites that no one has ever dived before. We will also dedicate two of our dives to the two most stunning dive sites that we already know around the Westman Islands.

Tour Details

  • Upon Request

  • 4 days

  • Minimum 6 divers

  • Maximum 7 divers

Please bring:

  • Your PADI Open Water 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:

  • All transportation on land and water
  • 4 nights accomodation, breakfast included
  • 6-7 guided dives
  • Air tanks and weights

Excluded:

  • Lunch, dinner
  • All other activities and everything not stated in the itinerary
  • Diving equipment (other than cylinders and weights)

Departures:

For available departures, please send us an email to dive@dive.is

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 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 able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

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Guides on this tour

You might be guided by one of these nice guys.

Frequently asked questions about our Westman Islands Dive Expedition

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