Dive Silfra - A must for every dry suit diver
Plongez dans un univers sous-marin unique et profitez de paysages aquatiques à perte de vue! Silfra est une faille creusée dans la croûte terrestre par le mouvement des plaques tectoniques américaine et eurasienne. L'eau glaciaire incroyablement pure qui s'y trouve est filtrée pendant des décennies par la roche volcanique souterraine, et offre une visibilité à plus de 100 mètres. Le spectacle offert par le décor sous-marin de Silfra n'est pareil à aucun paysage terrestre.
Si vous désirez profiter du service de navette lors de votre Journée de Plongée Sous-Marine à Silfra, un(e) membre de notre équipe viendra vous chercher devant votre logement à Reykjavik pour vous conduire au Thingvellir National Park, yAu cours du trajet, qui dure environ une heure, votre guide partagera ses connaissances sur l'histoire géologique et culturelle unique de Silfra et de ses environs.Si vous préférez vous rendre à Silfra par vos propres moyens, vous avez également la possibilité de nous retrouver directement sur place dans le Parc de Thingvellir. Cliquez ici pour accéder à directions to the meeting point in Thingvellir.
À votre arrivée à Silfra, votre guide vous fournira une présentation détaillée du site et vous aidera à la mise en place et au réglage de votre our dive equipment. Nous utilisons exclusivement du matériel de plongée BARE et Aqualung de haute qualité, ainsi que des détendeurs de marque APEKS ou Aqualung.
All divers on this Silfra dive tour must have a dry suit dive certification OR 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the Silfra tour date and must be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these 10 dry suit dives.
In case you do not fulfill these requirements you have the options of taking a PADI Dry Suit Diver Certification Course with the dive center of your choice before you come to Iceland or take our Dry Suit Diver Course & Diving Silfra 2-Day Package or simply Snorkel in Silfra instead of scuba diving.
Then it’s time to take the plunge and experience diving into Silfra’s pristine, crystal clear water. Filtered over decades by Iceland’s volcanic basaltic rock, you can easily take a sip during your dive; you won’t find purer drinking water.
During your dive you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section, where you can have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the Silfra fissure widens you will find yourself in the majestic Silfra Hall with the possibility of local geese and ducks paddling overhead. Near to the opening to the lake Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; if there are divers ahead you will see the ‘chandelier effect’ of their rising bubbles. Your dive is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.
After this first dive, we will make our way back along a challenging but rewarding 250 meter path with our dive gear and then warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies. Don’t hesitate to ask your dive guide if you need some assistance with your dive gear.
This tour includes two dives. Each dive will take about 30-40 minutes with a maximum depth of 18 meters. In the winter, however, if the outside temperature drops below 0°C, we conduct only one extended (40-45 minute) dive for the safety and comfort of our divers.
If you have friends or family who are not certified divers but would also like to experience Silfra, they would be very welcome to join the Snorkelling Silfra Day Tour.
Our Silfra Souvenirs can be purchased in your Silfra Diving Day Tour booking process by selecting them under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed please contact us or leave a message in the comment box during your booking and we will bring it on your Silfra Diving Day Tour with us.
The Silfra Tectonic Specialty Course can only be taken on the Silfra Diving Day Tour, the course can be added in your booking process by selecting it under "Extras".
All year round, daily
Maximum ratio of 3 divers per 1 dive instructor
- 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
- Free hotel pick up and return in Reykjavik
- Dive Instructor
- 2 guided dives (if temperature drops below 0°C we do only 1 dive)
- All necessary dive equipment
- Hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break
- Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra
Pick up times:
Pick up in Reykjavík begins one hour EARLIER than the dive tour times shown below.
Safety requirementsParticipants must:
be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Diver Water 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 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 Silfra dive tour PDF
be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
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
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FAQs concerning our Diving Silfra Day Tour
Over the years we have collected the questions our divers have asked in regards to the Diving Silfra Day Tour.
Here are the most frequent ones. For the full searchable catalog view our FAQ page.
How long are the Silfra dives?
Each of the Silfra dives is usually between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on air consumption, diver ability and customer comfort.
How long is the Silfra Diving Day Tour?
The duration of the Silfra Diving Day Tour is very dependent on the number of participants and their dive experience level, and as such we are unable to give a definitive time, but usually the tour time is around three hours at Silfra, including one dive. If however you are planning on doing two dives, please allow a maximum time of five hours for the Diving Silfra Tour. If you are using our transport then your total time of your Silfra Diving Day Tour is estimated to be a maximum of five hours from pick up to drop off, including one dive.
What type of dive certification(s) do I need in order to participate in one of your scuba dive tours?
To join any of our scuba dive tours you need to:
- be at the level of PADI Open Water Diver or above. Equivalent dive certifications from other dive organizations are sufficient.
- have a dry suit dive certification OR 10 logged dry suit dives within the last two years of the dive tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives.
Why do I need to fill out a Diving Silfra Medical Statement?
Every diver joining our Silfra Diving Day Tour needs to fill out the Diving Silfra Medical Statement to make sure that he/she understands the difficulties and risks associated with the Silfra dives as listed on the left hand side of the form and by completing the medical questionaire on the right hand side of the form the participant confirms that he/she is fit and healthy to join the Silfra Diving Day Tour. This is done so that all divers enjoy a safe and happy dive tour.
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