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Dive Silfra
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dive Silfra is an Icelandic owned and operated snorkeling and diving tour company dedicated to leading fun and eco-friendly underwater excursions for all of our visitors. With operations focused in Thingvellir National Park, one of the main highlights of the Golden Circle and home to the Silfra ravine, we are proud to offer the largest variety of snorkeling and diving day tours in Iceland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We snorkelled when it was minus 13 Celsius out. While getting suited i thought for sure I was going to lose at least one finger and one toe! But our instructor Ronan was amazing. He kept reminding us to move around, wiggle our fingers and our toes and soon after i was much warmer and ready to get in the water. It was so cold outside the water felt warm! Ronan gave us tons of tips and my favourite was to swim with your hands on your back out of the water. That helped keep my hands somewhat dry and not that cold. With Ronan’s help it was such a positive experience the weather was not an issue at all. It was a beautiful view. I loved it.

2  Thank Ashley R
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Really enjoyed our morning spent in the Silfra fissure! our Guide Zsolti had great banter and made it a very enjoyable experience. Would totally recommend everyone go check it out - have never seen such clear water. A professional, well-run organisation. Thank you!

1  Thank Chloe S
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Today we dived Silfra, part of my 25th Bday Pressie. Nick as our guide we were picked up promptly at the designated spot and headed on our way to Silfra in Thingvellir National Park. Takes about 30-40min. Had an A++ day, highly recommend diving here.
BEFORE YOU DIVE: You need to be DRY-SUIT CERTIFIED to do this as a dive. They do offer a course over 2 days in the Summer. I had to have a DIVE MEDICAL completed before this due to my medical condition and have the CERTIFIED MEDICAL OFFICER sign the form the company supplies.

On arrival we were fitted for quilted suits and dry suits. Once fitted we had to get into the van we came in (heated) and down to the thermals and woolen socks we came in. VERY WARM in all of this when it's done up. Neoprene Drysuits and seals. Silicon collar applied over neck to get good seal on neck seals.

It is a 150m walk to the water with all the gear on. This included all the weights (approx 12kg), BCD with Steal Tank, Fins and Mask as per any "shore" dive. The return trip from where you finish is 300m or so. I managed quiet well. Gear was heavy by the end.

Hot chocolate and biscuits at the end of the dive we exactly what was needed. We changed thermals once stripped out of the dry suit and quilted under suits as I was very sweaty. So toasty warm ++

Nick was a fantastic dive guide. Showed us Silfra and Baby Silfra. We even saw a duck! Vis approx 100m or so. This is just a sensational experience and something that is a bucket list dive! Thanks so much for a fantastic day

3  Thank Chelsea M
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable experience in one of the most beautiful places ive been too. Ronan our snorkel guide was incredibly informative and passionate which really took the experience to the next level!

1  Thank Jkirky95
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Once you get over just how cold the water is, this place is one of my favourite places I've been. The crystal clear blues and greens, the flow of the water, and the amazing fact that you can drink this glacial fed water, just ads to the fact that you're swimming between two continents. Highly recommend

4  Thank JaredZip
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