Secure your PADI/NAUI Dry Suit Speciality during a two-day course exploring the crystal clear waters of the 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.
During this 2-day package, you will obtain your PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certification with our certified instructors and participate in the open water dive at Silfra Fissure. Diving Silfra was voted a top-five experience by Trip Advisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice — incredible diving in an incredible place!
The first day of the tour is all about learning, as our expert diving instructors teach you how to safely dive in a PADI Dry Suit. In the morning we will be in the classroom, where we will learn about diving theory, how to communicate underwater and how to manage your equipment. Finally, you will be let out into Lake Kleifarvatn or Lake Thingvallavatn for guided open water dives to test your skills. Once, you have completed all the dives and passed the course you will receive your PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certification.
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 guided dive 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.
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.