Private hot spring diving tour with DIVE.IS, Iceland

Private Hot Spring Diving Tour

A bucket list dive

Scuba dive in a glass of champagne

A unique diving experience

Scuba dive in the bubbles of a geothermal hot spring, similar to a champagne glass.

Our private tours include a private guide, the diving tour and all necessary equipment for diving as well as pick up and transfer from downtown Reykjavik. During our private tours we usually go at a start time that fits your schedule, whether it is early in the morning or late in the evening.

All divers on this Private Diving Tour must have dry suit diving certification OR 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the Silfra tour date, which must be confirmed with written proof from 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 Snorkel in private instead of scuba diving.

The structure of your Diving Tour
The Private Diving Tour includes one dive which will take about 30-40 minutes, with a maximum depth of 18 meters.
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 high quality BARE and Aqualung brand SCUBA equipment and APEX or Aqualung regulators.

At Lake Kleifarvatn
Kleifarvatn is a lake in the stunning landscape of Reykjanes peninsula, only a short drive away from the new volcano in Geldingadalir.

On the snorkeling tour we will meet you at Seltún geothermal area. We will take you to Kleifarvatn where your briefing will take place on the shores of the lake. Depending on the direction of the wind, you might then already smell the nearby hot springs.

At the lake’s entry point, you can already see the white and yellow sulfur deposits on the lake floor and the gas emanating from below the lake’s floor.

In the center area of the hot springs is a wide caldera that releases large amounts of warm water and gases. When entering into this space, you may have the feeling of diving into a gentle earthquake because the air bubbles coming out of the ground create pressure that causes the rocks to vibrate. Divers can feel these vibrations deep into their bones if the activity is strong enough that day.

When back on land we will enjoy some refreshments at the shore before moving on to Seltún, a nearby high temperature geothermal area on land. In Seltún we will walk along the boiling mud pots and colorful sulfur deposits before saying our goodbyes.

This tour is only available with pick up. Your private guide will pick you up in Reykjavík and drive with you to the location you choose. During the drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Iceland.

If you want to experience diving among the hot springs Lake Kleifarvatn, this is the experience for you.

Tour Details

  • Private guide

  • Available on request. Start times that fit your schedule, day or night

  • 1 May - 30 September

  • Approx. 2 hours at the site, 3.5 hours with pick up and transfer

  • For up to 3 divers

From ISK 200.000

Included

  • Dive Instructor
  • 1 guided dive
  • All necessary dive equipment
  • Pick up and transfer
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the dive

Please bring

  • 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

This tour is depending availability. If we are able to go on the requested date and time, we will confirm the booking and send you a payment link for the total amount. You choose the day you want to go on this page, then choose the location and start time on the next page.

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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 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 dive tour

  • 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

Covid-19 safety precautions

  • We are a certified partner of the Clean and Safe initiative
  • Only 3 divers with a guide
  • Plenty of space at Silfra to uphold the 2 meter rule
  • Mandatory mask use on our transfer bus and within 2m at Silfra (if needed)
  • Customers bring their own COVID19 face mask
  • Hand sanitizer and disposable gloves are provided in our bus and at Silfra
  • All equipment and vehicles are thoroughly sanitized after every tour

Timeline of your tour

Your bookable extras

Experience the tour

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Guides on this tour

You might be guided by one of these nice guys

Lake Kleifarvatn

Reykjanes Peninsula

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Frequently asked questions about our Private Hot spring Diving Tour

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