Private Silfra and Davidsgja diving combo with DIVE.IS in Iceland

Private Silfra & Davíðsgjá Diving Combo

Join a private 2 fissure dive combo

Scuba dive in Silfra and Davíðsgjá

In Thingvellir National Park

Dive in the clearest water in the world, between two continents with no other people around. Then go over to another, lesser known fissure in Thingvellir national park for another amazing dive.

Our private tours include a private guide, pick up and transfer, the diving tours and all necessary equipment for diving. During our private tours we usually go outside the busiest time at Silfra on 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 Day Tour includes two dives which will take about 30-40 minutes each, 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.

Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Silfra constantly fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava rock for 30 years. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates is therefore filled with the clearest water on our planet, allowing for up to 100 meters visibility.

During your dive you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through the narrowest section called Big Crack first, where you can have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the Silfra fissure widens you will find yourself in Silfra Hall with the possibility of spotting local ducks and geese paddling overhead.

Near the opening to Thingvallavatn Lake we enter the majestic Silfra Cathedral – the deepest point of this amazing diving tour. If there are divers ahead, you will easily see the mesmerizing ‘chandelier effects’ of their rising bubbles. Lastly, your dive will conclude in the relaxed, endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

After the dive, we will make our way back along a 250 meter path with our dive gear and then warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies. Don’t hesitate to let your guide know if you need assistance with your gear on the walk back!

After warming up with hot coco and cookes, we make our way to Davíðsgjá fissure where our second dive will take place. This is about a 10 minute drive within Thingvellir national park.

Davíðsgjá is usually slightly warmer than Silfra. Divers walk straight into the water and after a shallow swim, they enter the long, deep and narrow Davíðsgjá fissure.

The maximum depth of the dive in this fissure is 21 meters. Davíðsgjá often has incredible underwater visibility, although this varies and is more dependent on the weather than in Silfra. Therefore, Davíðsgjá is sometimes called Silfra's wilder and darker sibling.

The top of the fissure in Davíðsgjá is actually about 7 meters underwater, which allows for more contact with the water in Thingvallavatn lake. It is therefore common that trout join the divers exploring this fissure.

After the tour, we will again have hot coco and cookies before driving back to Reykjavik.

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

If you want to avoid the crowds and have Silfra and Davíðsgjá fissures all to yourself, this is the experience for you.

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peterhT5816LI 21.09.2022
Outstanding

I completed this dive 18th Sept with Giancarl (GC)… it was fabulous!! GC was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and he took some amazing photos.
If you are visiting Iceland, put this on your bucket list. It is worth every cent!!

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Tour Details

  • Private guide

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

  • April to November

  • 8-9 hours

  • For up to 3 divers

  • Not looking for a private experience? Check out our Silfra and Davíðsgjá diving combo

From ISK 320.000

Included

  • Private Dive Instructor
  • 2 guided dives
  • All necessary dive equipment
  • Pick up and transfer
  • Entrance fee into Silfra
  • 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

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

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Experience the tour

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Guides on this tour

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Silfra

Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

Davíðsgjá fissure

Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

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