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Diving Silfra Under the Midnight Sun

In the bright summer night

The ultra private Silfra dive

A magical experience

Silfra is a crack in the earth between two tectonic plates filled with spring-fed filtered glacial water. The water in Silfra is the clearest water on earth, providing over 100 meters of underwater visibility. Silfra became famous as a dive site both for its incredible visibility and for its location between two tectonic plates.

On this dive, you will be able to place one hand on the North American continental plate and the other on the Eurasian continental plate.

During the summer months in Iceland when the sun only briefly dips below the horizon, diving in the bright night in Silfra is an especially magical experience. Thingvellir Park is particularly quiet and serene at this time and the low sun creates a beautiful, calm atmosphere.

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 book our Private Snorkeling Silfra tour instead of scuba diving.

If you choose to drive to the tour, you will meet us at the Silfra meeting point

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.

If you are looking for a private diving experience in Silfra, then this is the tour for you.

Tour Details

  • 1 June - 31 August

  • Private guide

  • Approx. 2.5 hours at the site

  • For up to 3 divers

From ISK 170.000

Included:

  • Guided diving tour
  • All necessary diving equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the tour
  • Entrance fee into Silfra
  • Photos from the tour

Please bring

  • 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
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Safety requirements

  • 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

Timeline of your tour

Experience the tour

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Guides on this tour

You will dive here

Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

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