Our most popular dive tour!
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.
Minimum requirements for diving:
Must be at least 18 years old and understand instructions in English. Age limit: 16+. Weight limit: 45-120 kg. Height limit: 150cm – 200cm.
In order to come on the tour, you need to have dived within the last two years. You have to have an Open Water certification from any recognized diving organization and a Drysuit certification or 10 logged drysuit dives within the last two years.
You will need to complete our Dive Silfra medical form. It can be viewed using this link SILFRA DIVING MEDICAL RELEASE. This will need to be completed in full and bought to site on the day.
If your a little unsure about diving in a drysuit we really recommend a snorkel tour for you, it’s very easy and relaxing and a great way to see Silfra. Or we offer the PADI drysuit diver course here at Scuba Iceland (May – October) with your final certification dive being done in Silfra fissure.
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. Drysuit diving in itself is also a challenge and requires much more weight than Wetsuit diving.
If the temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius then we only do one dive as all of the equipment will begin to freeze in-between dives. We will try to extend the single dive as much as possible though to give you the best experience.
Your PADI Open Water diving certification or equivalent from any recognized diving organisation, Your drysuit certification or logbook documenting 10 Logged drysuit dive within the last two years. Without your these, you are not allowed to dive. Good warm long underwear and thick socks are recommended.
We don’t guarantee photos on a dive tour 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.
Pick up service:
We offer a pick up service for all of our departures, this is charged at 3000 ISK per person. Please note we only offer pick ups from the Reykjavik Hotels listed in the drop down menu
Meet on location:
All tours start at Thingvellir Information Centre. Click here for driving directions to the meeting point. If you need a pick up from Reykjavik this can also be added into your tours when making the booking