Wildlife

Private Ocean Diver Tour with DIVE.IS in Iceland

Private Ocean Diver tour

The North Atlantic is full of wildlife

Scuba dive in the sea around Iceland

On the Private Ocean Diver Tour you will swim through Iceland’s cool coastal scene and visit the inhabitants of the underworld in the North Atlantic.

Our favorite local ocean dive site is Garður, located at the tip of the Reykjanes peninsula and a one hour drive from Reykjavik. Garður is a shore dive.

We will dive around kelp forests, which offer a great habitat for a number of marine species, including nudibranchs, lumpsuckers, and a wide variety of invertebrates.

Colorful algae also flourish here off the coast of Iceland. Soft orange coral intermittently decorates the sandy ocean floor.

You will most likely notice pairs of eyes sticking out of the sandy patches of the ocean floor where the flounders live. 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.

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.

The structure of your Diving Tour
Our private tours include a private guide, the diving tour and all necessary equipment for diving as well as hot coco and cookies after the tour.

The Private Diving Day Tour includes one dive which will take about 30-40 minutes, with a maximum depth of 18 meters.

If you have your own transportation, you can meet us directly at the meeting point which will be provided in the confirmation e-mail after booking.

If you choose the pick up option, your private guide will pick you up and drop you off at your location in Reykjavík. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Iceland.

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.

After the tour, we will have hot coco and cookies before driving back to Reykjavik. We recommend visiting the Blue Lagoon after your tour. If you have booked transportation, we can drop you off there and you can book transportation back to Reykjavik.

The start time of this tour depends on the tides. 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 Bjarnagjá, Kleifarvatn or Silfra that do not depend on the weather as much as the ocean.

Our Souvenirs can be purchased in your booking process by selecting them under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed below please contact us or leave a comment in your booking and we will bring it on tour with us.

Tour Details

From ISK 170.000

Included

  • Private guide
  • 1 guided dive
  • A start time that fits your needs, avoiding the crowds
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the dive tour

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

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 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

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

Bookable extras

Experience the tour

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Guides on this tour

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Garður

Garður Pier
250 Garður

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Frequently asked questions

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