Our “Must Do” Diving Tour!
Start your day by diving in the beautiful Silfra fissure, a fresh water spring located in a crack between the continents of North America and Europe. Silfra is located in Thingvellir National Park.
Underwater visibility can extend to over 100m, combine this with the geological significance and you get why Silfra is often voted in the world’s top 5 dive sites.
The three primary stops on the Golden Circle route are Thingvellir National Park, the waterfall Gullfoss and the Geothermal valley of Haukadalur. Though Geysir has been inactive for a long time, Strokkur, on the other hand, continues to erupt every 5-10 minutes.
The Golden Circle is “must see” during your visit in Iceland and by combining these two fantastic activities you get great value.
We have a maximum group size of 6 for this tour.
Minimum requirements for diving:
A minimum age limit of 18 is set by the National Park. Drysuit certification or a minimum of 10 logged dry suit dives are required to participate in this tour. You need to have dived in a dry suit within the last two years, as Silfra is a challenging dive site.
If you don’t have the required dry suit experience we really recommend a Snorkel Silfra and Golden Circle Tour for you, it’s a very easy and relaxing way to see Silfra. If you want to learn how to dive in a dry suit we offer the PADI Dry Suit Certification Course here at Scuba Iceland (available May-October).
This tour involves a little hiking with your equipment as we are diving in a pristine national park and as such we can’t build anything on site. The walk from the exit of the dive site is approx 500m.
Your PADI Open Water diving certification or equivalent from any recognized diving organization, along with your Drysuit Certification or log book with 10 logged drysuit dives. Without these you are not allowed to dive. Bring warm/waterproof clothes according to weather. Good warm long underwear and thick socks are always recommended.
We don’t guarantee photos on a dive tour though as the priority for the guide is looking after you and helping with the drysuit, once everything is ok with the diving the guide will then look at taking photo’s which you then have the option of purchasing at the end of the day.