When my boyfriend told me I was going snorkelling in 2 degree Celsius water, I was more than a little nervous! I didn't really want to do this because I was so worried about the cold but went along with it because I know how much he wanted to go scuba diving.
Our baggage had been lost by the airline when we arrived into Iceland so we had hardly anything with us and were going to cancel our scuba because he didn't even have swimwear. Finni the owner convinced us not to waste the day and that they could provide everything and he was true to his word. We were fortunately the only 2 customers that day, so had a guide each. They were both fantastic - a young Danish couple.
They took the time to explain to us where we were going, and what we were doing, and the process for the dry suits.
Yes the water is very cold but the dry suits will keep you very warm as the water only touches a few very small parts of your face. The visibility in the water was absolutely stunningly clear - I've never seen it like that. There's no fish because the water is so cold but there are deep chasms and this unusual fluoro green sort of algae. You can drink the water it is so clean and clear. The hot chocolate afterwards was very welcome because even in the middle of summer, Iceland is very cold!
It's an experience very few people would have the opportunity to do and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You won't see coral or fish or turtles but for something very different with fantastic guides I highly recommend it. Like everything in Iceland, it wasn't cheap.
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