Extra private


Private Davíðsgjá Dive Tour

Extra private diving tour in Thingvellir National Park

Experience the wonders of Silfra

Without the crowds

Davíðsgjá is a fissure located in Lake Thingvellir, just like Silfra fissure. The name directly translates as David's fissure. Davíðsgjá is popular among local divers but international divers are not frequent visitors.

Davíðsgjá is usually slightly warmer then 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 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 in exploring this fissure.

Davíðsgjá fissure has all the amazing qualities that Silfra has, such as 100m+ visibility and is between the continents. But there are almost no people diving in Davíðsgjá making this a lot more secluded and private dive spot. If you would like to experience Silfra without the crowds, then this is the tour for you.

We would also like to draw your attention to our Private Silfra and Davíðsgjá diving combo. If you would like to add dives to your day, you can also dive in Silfra fissure which is only about 10 min.

Davíðsgjá 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.

Nánari upplýsingar

  • Private guide

  • From April to November. Contact us at dive@dive.is for details

  • Approx. 2.5 hours at the site, 5 hours if with transportation from Reykjavík

  • Pick up can be arranged for an extra fee

  • For up to 3 divers

Frá ISK 170.000


  • Private dive Instructor
  • 1 guided dive
  • All necessary dive equipment
  • Photos from the tour
  • 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 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

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 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

  • 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

  • eat well before the tour

Timeline of your tour

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Davíðsgjá fissure

Thingvellir National Park
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