4-Hour Small-Group Diving Tour From Thingvellir National Park

4-Hour Small-Group Diving Tour From Thingvellir National Park
Water Sports > Scuba Diving > Scuba Diving
$321.18
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Experience the weightless of gliding through clear glacier water on this 4-hour diving tour from Thingvellir National Park. The slow current provides a perfect pace to explore this beautiful area with your certified dive instructor. The fresh water visibility found here is unrivaled--sometimes it is only limited by the density of the water itself. Depth varies, but dives are limited to 18 meters by park regulations. Rated a challenging dive, this small-group tour is limited to a maximum of 3 participants. Choose from one of three departure times when you book.

Meet your certified instructor at the Silfra parking area at the selected time. Your dive guides will give you a thorough dive briefing. This will include details about diving procedures, signs and signals, national park rules, your equipment, the route, and important information on how to use the drysuit. This is a challenging dive where you need to be capable of carrying heavy equipment up to 400m.

Once you’re geared up, it’s time to walk to the entrance and get in the water. Entry is via steps that lead onto a large metal platform. The water will be waist deep as you stand on the platform so you can easily get acclimated to the feeling of the cold water on your face, and have a quick drink of the refreshing water. After each diver has done a weight check with the dive guide, it’s time to begin the dive!

You’ll be taken through each of the four sections of Silfra, and have plenty of opportunities to have a good look around. The first section near the entrance is the Silfra Deep Crack, which is long and narrow as it winds a little to the left and right. This then widens slightly into what is appropriately call the Silfra Hall, which leads to the deepest point at approximately 22m called the Silfra Cathedral. After the cathedral, turn left into the Silfra Lagoon. This boasts some incredible beauty and is the final part of the dive.

After stepping onto the exit platform, your guide will help you remove your fins and you’ll have a chance to warm yourself up with roughly a 300m walk back to the parking area. You can always remove your weights or even your gear if you have trouble walking with your gear on. You can also rest back at the entrance, which you will pass on the way back. Once back in the car park, you'll take your gear off and be served cookies and hot chocolate so you can warm your hands.

During the winter months, if the temperature falls below -0°C there is a possibility that the dive instructor will change the itinerary to one dive of approximately 45 minutes due to safety reasons. Activity ends after approximately 4 hours in the Silfra parking lot.

Experience the weightless of gliding through clear glacier water on this 4-hour diving tour from Thingvellir National Park. The slow current provides a perfect pace to explore this beautiful area with your certified dive instructor. The fresh water visibility found here is unrivaled--sometimes it is only limited by the density of the water itself. Depth varies, but dives are limited to 18 meters by park regulations. Rated a challenging dive, this small-group tour is limited to a maximum of 3 participants. Choose from one of three departure times when you book.