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Strytan Divecenter

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Address: | Hjalteyri Village, Akureyri 600, Iceland
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Well worth it if you are a diver

Great friendly and helpful people. I have dived for 30 years all over the world and this is not one to miss. Tough because of the water temp but the people running it are top... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great friendly and helpful people. I have dived for 30 years all over the world and this is not one to miss. Tough because of the water temp but the people running it are top drawer and will make your experience as easy as possible. Family had a great time in the hot tub whilst I went diving.

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Thank Tony H
Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Hi Tony and thank you for your review! It was great diving with you and meeting you and we hope to dive with you again soon! Our best regards! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't even begin to write how amazing my experiences were with Erlendur, his daughter, Saevor, and his dog, Aries. They are so friendly, easy going, and entertaining I could've spent my entire vacation with them. My friend and I went to Akureyri specifically to dive the hydrothermal vents and I'm so glad we did because I definitely enjoyed Akureyri... More 

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Thank Allyson R
Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Hi Allyson! It's great to hear your review and we're excited to have you back to dive with us! We had an amazing time with you and we hope to see you again as soon as possible! My best regards More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

My buddy and I spent a fantastic day, diving with Erlendur. The sun was high in the sky, the wolf fish were out and the life on the vents was astounding. From crabs to tiny nudibranchs, anemones to tiny copepods I was fascinated by all the different species living in this unique environment. Erlendur was a great captain, a wonderful... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Hi Tiare, It was great to have you over and I was supposed to give you a super greeting from my dad and he hopes very much that you'll be joining us soon again! More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was there in May 2016, diving the hydrothermal vents was amazing and if you go, you have to dive them at least twice each to experience them properly. We also got to see Humpback whales. Some very friendly Wolf fish. A unique experience. Erlendur is a very friendly guy laid back and nothing is too much trouble for him.... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm happy my father showed you a good time and I hope Stefanie did too, she gets a little to friendly though sometimes. We hope to get to see you again and dive with you. More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are avid divers and stopped in to talk to Erlendur. While we didn't actually dive with him, it was fascinating to check out the items he's collected and hear about Strytan. We also took a dip in the hot pot, which anyone can pay to use. It's beautiful and overlooks the fjord.

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

It was great to meet you and we hope that one day you can join us for a dive here in Iceland and on the chimneys. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Father and daughter - Sævör and Erlendur, have teamed up to provide divers with a unique venture, diving on a PROTECTED Dive site - Strytan and Arnarnesstry, in Eyjafjordur. Erlendur is passionate about protecting this very unique site, and along with his daughter Sævör , they offer an very personalised service, which is very much appreciated - yes to make... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thank you Deb! It was so nice to have you around and we really hope that you can come to us again and dive the big Strýtan and even more places that we have. It was fantastic to meet you! More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed for two days as part of a company diving trip (Scuba Iceland) and had a great time. The location is perfect, right on the edge of the Fjord, and it was nice to dive off a RIB again. The hydrothermal vents are like nothing else I've ever dived, amazing to watch the shimmer as the hot water gushes... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully you come soon to dive with us again! More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We drove in our 4x4 from Reykjavik to Akureyri via the "dust-road" to this dive centre to dive the chimneys. The people at the centre were very helpful, kind, informative and funny. We went out on the rib did 2 great dives. After diving we went Humpback Whale watching and had the opportunity to snorkel with them. Thank you for... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

We're glad that you liked it! Hopefully we managed to make your trip worthwile and we hope we get to dive with you again! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We drove from Reykjavik through the night to go to this dive centre to dive the famous hydrothermal vents, all the people at the centre were incredibly helpful, kind, informative, funny and well organised. We went out on the rib did 2 great dives first included amazing wolf fish and hydrothermal springs, the second is an interesting 60m pinnacle, where... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Hi Giselle, It was great to have you here and we're so greatful for your reveiw! We really hope we get to see you again and dive with you. It was truly great to have you guys around! And congratulations of buying the first T-shirt of this shipment! More 

Utrecht
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285 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

It was a pleasure to dive with Erlandur. We were picked up in the harbor (where we arrived by cruise ship) and I went diving while my wife went whale watching. Both of us saw humpback whales from very near and I had 2 great diving. One where we saw almost tame cods and wolffish and a second one on... More 

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Thank Geerlings
Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're so glad that you had a great time here! The cold water is absolutely the best! More 

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