Overview

Secure your PADI/NAUI Dry Suit Speciality during a one or two-day course exploring the crystal clear waters of the Silfra Fissure.

Highlights

  • PADI/NAUI Dry Suit Specialty Certification
  • Instructional class and theory session
  • Confined water training dive
  • Open water dives on Lake Kleifarvatn or Lake Thingvallavatn
  • Dive into the one-of-a-kind Silfra Fissure

From Reykjavik, journey to Thingvellir National Park, Iceland's oldest UNESCO world heritage site for a dry suit dive course in Silfra. The Silfra Fissure is known for being one of the best dive sites in the world. It is the only place on Earth you can dive between two continental tectonic plates. Obtain your PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certification in just one day with our certified instructors. Or, choose to extend the course and participate in two open water dives on the following day. Diving Silfra was recently voted a top five experience by Trip Advisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice — incredible diving in an incredible place!

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
  • Small group
Availability All Year
Duration 2 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 18
Difficulty Challenging
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

From

89 990
Per Adult

What's included

Included

  • Pick-up from Reykjavík
  • PADI/NAUI Dry Suit Specialty Certification Card
  • Theory session with experienced PADI Instructor
  • Confined water training session
  • Open water dives
  • Drysuit dive into the Silfra Fissure
  • All dive equipment needed
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Drop-off and transportation back to Reykjavik

What to bring

  • Warm socks
  • Warm undergarments
  • PADI or equivalent qualifications
  • PADI Dry Suit Manual or purchase as extra
  • A change of clothes
  • Towel

Not Included

  • The PADI Dry Suit Speciality Manual is excluded from the course price, it can be purchased for a cost of an extra 4.990 ISK

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

About Course

Day 1

The day will begin with a 9 a.m. pick-up from your accommodation. You will then be transported to Silfra for an instructional theory session. Next, you’ll gear up and participate in a training session conducted in confined water. There you will review the skills and techniques necessary for certification. Finally, you will be let out into Lake Kleifarvatn or Lake Thingvallavatn for two guided open water dive. Once, you have completed all the dives and passed the course you will receive your PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certification. Transportation back to Reykjavik is provided.

Please note, Day 1 does not include diving the Silfra Fissure as training courses are not allowed in the fissure. If you still want to explore Silfra Fissure, we recommend you upgrade to the two-day course. The two-day option includes two Silfra dives at a discounted price.

 

Day 2

Day 2 begins with another pick-up from Reykjavik that takes you straight to Silfra. You, now a certified dry suit diver, will then strap on your gear for two guided dives into the famous SIlfra Fissure.

You will descend into the crystal clear waters of the underwater canyon. Then make your way down the fissure marveling at the rugged volcanic walls and multicolored vegetation. Enjoy 325 feet (100 meters) visibility in the surprisingly cold waters between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. All that's left is to scratch Silfra and your PADI Dry Suit Certification off your bucket list on the short ride back to Reykjavik.

Pick-up on Day 1 and Day 2 from your accommodation in Reykjavik is at 9 a.m. Transportation back to Iceland’s capital from the dive center is also included. Please be aware that it may take up to 30 minutes for pick-up to arrive.

  • The minimum age limit for the dry suit diver course is 18. 
  • Your PADI Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent from any recognized diving organization. 
  • In order to participate in this course, you will also need to complete a PADI Medical Form. If you have any concerns about this prior to the course please ask us for a copy before committing to the course.
  • Save time. Study the PADI Dry Suit Speciality Manual and fill out the Knowledge Reviews section prior to the start of the course.
  • Again, please bring your PADI Open Water Diving Certification or equivalent from any recognized diving organization. Without your certification, you will not be allowed to dive.
  • Day 1 does not include a dry suit dive in the Silfra Fissure as training courses are not allowed in the fissure.

FAQ

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

Yes, you must be able to understand English to a participant. The tour is directed in English.

Some snorkeling tours match with a dive tour, and then you will be in the same area at the same time. You will, however, be in separate groups with separate guides, and won’t be in the water exactly at the same time.

We highly recommend long underwear and some warm socks. Wool or fleece is the best material to wear. You’ll be wearing the clothing under the dry suit.

We provide you with high-quality neoprene dry suit so that your body stays dry. There is always a small risk that water can enter the dry suit, that is not dangerous but you can feel a little cold, therefore, we recommend you to bring an extra spare set of clothes and a towel, just in case. Note that your hands and face will get wet, which is completely normal.

The water temperature is 2-4 degrees C (35-37 degrees F) all year round.

Yes, there are two toilet facilities at Silfra.

Occasionally fish venture into Silfra from Þingvallavatn lake, but they will quickly swim back as they don’t like the cold glacier water. However, there is a lot of colorful seaweed including a bright green variety known as ‘’troll hair’’, which makes the fissure unlike anything on the surface.

Silfra can be up to 60m deep. However, when you’re diving in Silfra than you will go about 7 to 12m deep, and the maximum diving depth that is permitted is 18m.

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