From below view up to water surface with black diver contours shining light framed by sunrays on rocky sidewalls of Silfra

About Us

DIVE.IS - The Sport Diving School of Iceland

Iceland's leading dive & snorkel tour operator

DIVE.IS – The Sport Diving School of Iceland was founded in 1997 by Tómas J. Knútsson, whose work set the standard for recreational diving in Iceland.

It is thanks to Tómas’s efforts in promoting scuba diving in Iceland that Silfra became such a beloved dive site among the international diving community. Today, Tómas focuses on a subdivision of PADI Project Aware called the Blue Army, which he founded and manages.

In the summer of 2006 Tobias Klose took over management of DIVE.IS. Tobias has travelled all over Iceland in search of new dive & snorkel sites and developed new diving & snorkeling tours covering the greatest (so far known) dive spots in the country.

In 2012 DIVE.IS was upgraded to a 5 STAR PADI Dive Center and in 2013 DIVE.IS became a 5 STAR PADI Instructor Development Centre.

In 2017 DIVE.IS was recognized as a “Model Company of the Year” by VR, the union of employees and employers engaged in commerce in Iceland. DIVE.IS received this award for its excellence in categories including management, equality, work atmosphere, and employee happiness.

The DIVE.IS staff

Our People

Our staff members are fun, smart, ambitious, and hard-working.
Get a little bit of background and insider information about us. We look forward to getting to know you, too.

A smiling office angel answers the phone sitting at computer behind front desk in DIVE.IS shop in front of Silfra poster

Behind The Scenes

Take a peek behind the DIVE.IS scenes
Get to know our tour operations even better by looking behind the scenes of DIVE.IS.

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Our Philosophy

Get philosophical with us!
Our aim is to fulfil the highest standards with regard to dive education, dive safety, equipment, environmentally friendly actions and enlightment for the best possible prices, leading to customer and employee satisfaction beyond their expectations.

Dive and snorkel guides practicing first aid during the Silfra safety workshop 2017 hosted by DIVE.IS

Safety And Equipment

Safety & equipment at DIVE.IS
We use only top of the line dive & snorkel equipment for maximum safety and comfort. On our page about safety & equipment you can inform yourself about the measurements we take to keep you safe and comfortable. You can also find information on the type of equipment we use.

General manager Höskuldur Elefsen and director Tobias Klose receiving vakinn certificate for diveis 5-star PADI center


Check our News page
Every once in a while cool things happen in the Icelandic dive industry and at DIVE.IS. Here you can read what we think is worthwhile a news.

Lumpsucker fish in Iceland

Articles & Movies

Great things have been said about Diving in Iceland.
Over the years many articles have been written about diving and snorkelling in Iceland. Particularly Silfra was in the spotlight of the journalists in the early days. Well it´s only 9 years ago that Silfra made a front page for the first time. That was in the british DIVE Magazine and shortly after in TIME magazine. After those articles the ice was broken and many journalists both for print and moving pictures came to visit us in the coming years... not only to write about Silfra but Iceland as a dive destination.

Macroshot of orange ragged North Atlantic nudibranch on colourful shell pieces sea sand bottom

Cancellation Policy

Know what you signed
Here you get read all about our cancellation policy.

DIVE.IS hat model


Have a look at our DIVE.IS Souvenirs
We offer a small selection of Souvenirs, such as t-shirts, hats, postcards and stickers.
We also take underwater photos on many of our tours, which are digitally available in high resolution.

Nudibranch on a Red Kelp in Garður


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Every couple of months or if something interesting is happening in the Icelandic world of diving and snorkelling, we send out a newsletter.

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