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Strytan Divecenter

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Aline_W wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York111 contributions85 helpful votes
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A truly incredible experience in iceland, one of a kind. We had the pleasure to dive with Erlendur Bogason who shared with us his passion for the local ecosystem. We had two very unique dives in the lake with close encounters with cods and the extraordinary wolffish. We also dove the incredible thermal chimneys. This is one of the only place in the world where you can do this type of dive. I could not recommend enough to take the time to do these dives. I wish I had more time to do a second day of diving with Strytan dive center and see more of the lake.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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HildurLH wrote a review Sep 2021
Reykjavik, Iceland9 contributions12 helpful votes
I finally got my Padi open water certification and am so happy I did it at Strýtan divecenter. The teacher was really experienced and I felt really safe in the water with him. He explained everything really well and even made the learning fun and told us stories to make the material real. I will be going back for my next advanced open water certification. I recommend Strýtan divecenter for anyone who wants to learn to dive. Great teachers with years of experience and a friendly atmosphere.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Scott wrote a review Jul 2021
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Two absolutely fantastic days diving. The dive sites I experienced here are truly unique and fascinating. The colossal Strýtan chimney, the playful Wolf Fish at Arnarnesstrýtur, the bubbling riverbed at Litla-Á and the crystal clear waters at Nasgjá. I absolutely loved diving here and I hope to visit again in the future. I was also offered an opportunity to do an orientation dive the evening before which as a relatively inexperienced dry-suit diver was undoubtedly beneficial. Erlendur and Sævör are outstanding guides and instructors. The advice and guidance on the orientation dive made me feel much more comfortable in the water managing the different bouyancy complications. Their knowledge of the dive sites and the local area is phenomenonal, I really was fascinated. You can really feel the passion these guys have for diving here which was highlighted by the little museum they have in their dive center. On top of all this, they were incredibly friendly and accommodating, even offering me free transport to and from my accommodation. I 100% recommend these guys. Thank you, Erlendur and Sævör for an awesome two days 👌
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Date of experience: July 2021
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EPEDivers wrote a review Nov 2020
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My dive buddy Mike Salvarezza and I made multiple dives in Iceland during 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Erlendur Bogason was our dive guide on all our trips to Strýtan. Strýtan is one of the hydrothermal vents or white smokers found in the Eyjafjordur Fjord located off the shores of Hjalteyri, a small fishing village located near the town of Akureyri. Strýtan, as this location has been named, is a towering chimney-like geological formation rising to over 200ft (230m) from the ocean floor to nearly 50ft (15m) below the surface. Erlendur is a great dive guide and owns Strýtan Dive Center. You are not going to find a more knowledgeable and better guide if you are looking to dive this amazing and a once in a life time location of Northern Iceland. Make sure you ask Erlendur to take you to Nesgla, a crack or fissure in the Earth’s crust formed through tectonic activity and flooded with water of unbelievable clarity! The dive center has everything you need. There's an area where you can eat your lunch, a warm locker room where you can get into your dry suit, a place to store your dry clothing, as well as an area where you can rinse and dry your dive gear. This is very convenient if you are planning to spend a few days diving this location with the Strýtan Divecenter. Diving was done using a zodiac or rigid inflatable boat, which was perfect, because the dive locations are only a short distance away. If you never dove on a hydrothermal vent or a white smoker, then you have to come and dive with Erlendur from Strýtan Dive Center. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Trip413791, Manager at Strytan Divecenter
Responded Jun 1, 2021
Thank you for your fantastic review! It is always nice to hear from our customers that come so often to dive with us! We hope you can come over again soon!
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Casper S wrote a review Aug 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark3 contributions
Me and my girlfriend went with Erlendur on this perfect trip on his whale snorkling tour. We Got within 1-2 metres of the humpback whales always feeling safe. He and his Daugther very much Care of the whales and always Seem to have their best interests in mind. Beautiful people, beautiful Nature and beautiful whales. All in all one of the most intense and awesome wildlife experience with the perfect personal touch of erlundur ! Thanks a lot !!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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