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Ants Stern, Lead Guide & Instructor

Take a breath or two and look around - A.Stern

Ants Stern

I consider myself as a human from the first moment I saw daylight in a country called Estonia. Some people say it is imaginary, but I know it is not true. You can actually find it from the map. I did my first dives in cold waters of my home country and soon after, decided that I do like it. Worked few
years as a physical therapist with different Estonian national sport teams and top athletes, but one day, I decided to travel around the world with my backpack, where I discovered magical underwater world in tropical waters - Australia, Tahiti, Tonga, Niue, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Thailand, Italy et cetera. These are some countries where I tried to communicate with fishes and some other sealife. One day I realized that I have been in Thailand for about a year and I am a scuba diving instructor and soon after my friend asked me if I would like to come and work in Iceland and now I am here.
This is the story of me - Story of Ants from Estonia.

Name:Ants Stern
Title at DIVE.IS:Lead Guide & Instructor
Nickname:Ants
Nationality:Estonian
Employed since:2017
Languages:English, Estonian
Working area:Guides
Favorite dive site:All of Them
Favorite spot on this planet:Moorea/French Polynesia
Interests/Hobbies:Football, longboard, cheese, music, books, world & nature

What his colleagues say about Ants

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  • "Simply the best[...],extremely professional, promotes safety first, and really delivers first class service"

  • "What made it extra special -was Ants - such a talented professional guy. We felt completely safe while at the same time could also enjoy some witty humor. ...and of course, his smile was something you rarely get to experience ;)"

  • "His service was very personal and caring. Fun and very professional. Like i was diving with a close friend."

  • "Super helpful, patient and enthusiastic and one of the best instructors I have come across in 40 years diving ."

  • "Amazing! Very charming and sarcastic and made the day a lot of fun!"

Ants might guide you at one of these tours

Diver enjoying his dive in the pristine water of Silfra

Diving Silfra Tour

The Dive Between the Continents

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Dry Suit Course & Dive Silfra: 2-day combo

Get dry suit certified and dive Silfra

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Hot Spring Diving Tour

Diving in bubbles like a champagne glass

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Discover Scuba

Take your first breath under water!

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Ocean Diver Day Tour

The North Atlantic is full of life

A humpback whale in Iceland

Dive Silfra & Whale Watching

An awe inspiring experience

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Dive Silfra & Horseback Riding

Let the Icelandic horses show you their turf

The most photographed waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss

Dive Silfra & Drive The Golden Circle

All the highlights in one day

Divers heading into Silfra hall from Cathedral

Diving Silfra Under The Midnight Sun

A Silfra dive in bright night

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Silfra Snorkeling Day Tour

Rated #4 Experience in the world by TripAdvisor

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Hot and Cold Snorkeling tour

The Perfect Golden Circle Self-Drive combo

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Small group and family snorkeling silfra tour

A more personalised experience for yourself and your loved ones

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Hot Spring Snorkeling Tour

Snorkel in bubbles in our famous geothermal hot spring

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Combo: Hot Spring Snorkeling Tour and Lava Caving

Discover Iceland’s underwater & underground world

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Combo: Hot Spring Snorkeling tour and ATV

Swim in a glass of champagne, drive through the lava fields

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Silfra Snorkeling Tour & Whale Watching

An awe inspiring experience of whales and Silfra

Happy Silfra snorkeler close up from beneath reflecting crystal water surface of Silfra hall in Thingvellir Iceland

Silfra Snorkeling Day Tour

Snorkel the world's clearest water in Iceland

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Silfra Snorkeling Self-Drive

Snorkel the world's clearest water

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Snorkeling Silfra, Caves & Northern lights

Walk through lava tubes, swim between continents and observe Northern lights

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Silfra Snorkeling Tour & Horseback riding

Snorkel through the awesome Silfra fissure and climb on a beautiful Icelandic horse

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Snorkeling Silfra, Caves & Volcanos

Walk through lava tubes and swim between the continents

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Snorkeling Silfra & Northern Lights

Iceland's most spectacular views

A group snorkeling in Silfra Fissure

SNORKELING TOUR SILFRA & GOLDEN CIRCLE

See all the highlights in one day

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Snorkeling Silfra Under The Midnight Sun

Mysterious and quiet

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2 Day Reykjavík Winter Dive Tour

Divers perfect getaway

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3 Day Reykjavík Dive Tour

Your introduction to arctic diving

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3 Day Tear of Odin and South Coast

Amazing Sightseeing and Hidden Dive Sites

Diver observes the amazing hydrothermal chimneys

3 Day Strýtan Dive Tour

Iceland's most popular dive sites in only 3 days

Diver in Nesgjá, Iceland

Highlights Of Iceland Diving

Dive and drive Iceland's Ring Road

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10 Day Ultimate Iceland Dive Tour

Dive and drive Iceland's Ring Road

The majestic cliffs of the Westman Islands, Iceland

Westman Islands Dive Expedition

Discover the Westman Islands with us!

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Snorkeling Silfra Group Tour

Get a great deal for your group!

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Silfra Snorkeling & Caving in Thingvellir

An adventure between the continents

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Silfra Snorkeling & Laugarvatn Fontana Spa

Glacial water and geothermal energy in one day

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Silfra Snorkeling & Paddleboarding

The perfect tour for the water fanatic!

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Hot Spring Snorkeling & Lava Caving

Iceland underwater and underground

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Hot Spring Snorkeling, Lava Caving & Aurora Basecamp

The ultimate Icelandic experience

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Padi Open Water Referral

Start your diving education in Iceland, finish abroad

PADI Open Water Diver Course - Pool Session, Iceland

Padi Open Water Diver

Your ticket to the underwater world!

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The Viking Diver Course

The Viking experience: 2 Certs + Diving in Silfra

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Padi Advanced Diver Course

Continue to the 2nd chapter of your diving career

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Padi Emergency First Response course

Expect the best plan for the worst and be prepare to be suprised

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Padi rescue diver course

Are you ready to save the dive?

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Padi Dry Suit Diver Course

Better dry and warm than wet and cold

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Dive Club

Join a fun diving community