Once you arrive at Silfra, our experienced dive guides will give a thorough briefing. This will include details about diving procedures, signs and signals, national park rules, equipment, the route, and, most importantly, how to use the dry suit.
We’ll gear you up and walk you to the entrance of the dive site. You’ll have to walk a few hundred meters in your dry suit before getting to the water. You’ll first stand on a platform with water up to your waist so you can comfortably get used to the frigid water temperature. After each diver has done a weight check with the dive guide, it will be time to plunge into the rift!
You’ll dive through each of the four sections of Silfra. The first section is the Silfra Deep Crack, which is long and narrow as it winds to the left and right. As we dive further, the fissure widens into what we call the Silfra Hall. It leads to the fissure's deepest point called the Silfra Cathedral. The maximum depth allowed for a dive at Silfra is 18 meters, but the visibility is far deeper than that. After the Cathedral, we’ll turn left to enter the final part of the dive, Silfra Lagoon.
After stepping onto the exit platform, your guide will help you remove your fins and you’ll have a chance to get the blood flowing with the roughly 1300-feet (400-meter) walk back to the car park.
Once back in the car park, we’ll help you take the rest of your gear off and get you some hot chocolate and cookies. Warm your hands while telling us about your dive!
Important! For our diving tours in Silfra, you are required to have a dry suit certification or a log book with 10 logged dry suit dives in the last two years. However, if you don’t have any of these, you can join our 2-day drysuit specialty course that includes PADI Dry Suit Specialty course on day one and diving in Silfra on the second day. Otherwise, check out our snorkeling tour in Silfra, which doesn’t require any certification or experience!