Silfra Diving and Dry Suit Course – 2 days

Try a new experience with Wildthentic. Silfra Diving Dry Suite Course – 2 days have arrived. Discover the bottom of the sea from the cold waters of Iceland.

When most people think about diving, images warm waters in tropical climates, but that is not the experience we are offering. Our 2 Day Silfra Diving and Dry Suit Course offers something entirely different than traditional scuba diving.

This two-day experience allows you to enter a magnificent world brimming with colour, volcanic rock, and water so pristine you can drink it! The two-day Silfra Diving and Dry Suit Course provides divers with the opportunity to dive outside of their comfort zone. This adventure takes place in Iceland in almost freezing waters…talk about adventure!

Day One will consist of training. Because cold-water diving requires different skills and techniques than that of warm water, it is important all participants pay attention and take the course seriously. We will review theory and knowledge of diving as well as have a confined water pool session. Day One also includes two open water training dives at a local site. Only those who have a dry suit certificate and have completed ten dry suit dives in the last two years can opt out of the course.

Once Day One is complete, and you have successfully passed the course, the real fun begins. Day Two is dedicated to diving in Silfra. You will enjoy two guided dives with no more than four other people including your instructor. The tours are kept special by ensuring that you get the attention necessary. Please keep in mind that if temperatures drop below 0 °C we will only go on one dive. We also provide transportation between all sites and Reykjavík.

In fact, the Silfra fissure is categorized as one of the top dive sites in the world. Silfra is so extraordinary we just had to share it. We hope you enjoy this dive site as much as we do!

 

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The two-day Silfra Diving and PADI Dry Suit diver Course provides one of the greatest diving experiences you can have in your life. This adventure not only gives you knowledge, it provides you with a certification that few have, apart from the fact that you will get to dive between two continents. Enjoy a magnificent dive with only a handful of other people in drinkable clear water while being two places at once! This expedition is more than just an outing, it is an awe-inspiring meditative adventure.

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The advertised Price above is based on three persons booking the activity, however we can also run the tour for one person.

The Price for one person has variation depending on how many people. 1-2 Adults USD330 per person; 3-10 Adults USD320 per person, Child (6-11 years old) USD230 per person, for more information or to book this activity please contact us here.

Description

Get your dry suit diver certificate and dive in the deep geological Silfra fissure

Starting time

Diver Course Day: 7:00, Silfra Dive Day: 7:30 (hotel pick up time)

Departure point

Pick up from your accommodation (or nearby official bus stop).

Duration

Two days. Day 1: 10-12 hours; Day 2: 6-8 hours (incl transfers)

Ending point

Returns to original departure point

Price

From USD950

Season

All year

AGENDA FOR YOUR ADVENTURE

Day 1

  • 7:00 Meet at your hotel pick up stop in Reykjavik.
  • Full day PADI Dry Suit Diver Course, covering theory and knowledge, confined water session (swimming pool), learning how to dive in a dry suit with buoyancy control and self-rescue skills, two open water training dives at two different local sites. (For the theory part, you can pre-purchase the manual with your booking for an extra USD50).

Note: You must be Wapen Water PADI Qualified and have completed the Knowledge Reviews Part 1 & 2 from your manual before to start the course.

Day 2

  • 7:30 Meet at your hotel pick up stop in Reykjavik.
  • Drive with your guide and small group for one hour to the Thingvellir National Park and learn about the area.
  • Arrive at the park, there are warm facilities and a converted bus into changing room waiting for you. Your guide will provide you with your gear and help you getting ready with your dive equipment before to confront the nearly freezing water.
  • Once fully geared up and after your in-depth safety briefing, you walk 100 metres to the starting point. There, you get assisted to put on your snorkel and fins, and gently get into the water before to dive deep into the fissure, exploring the tectonic plates.
  • You get two dives of 30-40min as deep as 18 metres (Open Water PADI), with one-hour break in between.
  • Walk back to your base with your guide and enjoy a hot chocolate and snacks as you get changed. You have some free time to wander and check the surroundings before to head back to Reykjavik.
  • You should be back at your hotel between 15:00 and 15:30.

NOTES

  • Group size: Min 2 – Max 3
  • Age restrictions: Minimum age: 14 years old (min 1m50 and min 45kg)
  • Difficulty: challenging. You must be reasonably fit and comfortable swimming to join this activity. Only Open Water PADI qualified with log in dives in the last two years can join this tour, and they must qualify the Dry Suit Diver Course prior to the dive in Silfra. The current is gentle and they won’t go any deeper than 18 metres. The main challenge is facing the cold (especially in winter) but the water will never be below 2-3 degrees, and your gear will keep you warm and dry, except from your face and hands.
  • Inclusions: Snorkeling gear (Masks, Snorkels, Fins), BARE C200 thermal suit and full compressed neoprene BARE CD4 or BARE XCS2 dry suit (with integrated boots), hoods and semi-dry gloves, Aqualung Titan and Aqualung Core regulators, Aqualung Pro HD BCD, hot chocolate and biscuits, highly qualified guides, marine park fees, and return transfer from your hotel.
  • Exclusions: travel insurance, personal expenses, tips and gratuities. High resolution pictures of your tour taken from your guide will be available for an extra ISK2,990 (USD30), PADI Dry Suit Diver course (USD50).
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this experience.
  • Local operator information: Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
  • Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimming suit
  • Thermal and comfortable clothes to wear under the thermal suit
  • Very warm socks (wool socks are highly recommended)
  • Warm gloves for pre / post snorkelling.
  • Camera and spare batteries (waterproof camera like GoPro is welcome)

Contact lenses if you wear glasses

Silfra is a fissure that separate both tectonic plates from the American and Eurasian continents

It is located within the Þingvellir National Park, one-hour drive from Reykjavik in Iceland, on the Golden Circle route and is known for being one of the top dive sites in the world. The plates drift apart about 2cm per year creating cracks and unusual rock formations underwater. The underwater visibility here is over 100 metres, which is extremely rare, with an incredibly beautiful crystal blue water which is so pure that you can drink it!

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