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Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
About Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours
DiveIceland offers diving and snorkeling tours in Iceland. We go to most popular and some exclusive diving destinations. Of course, we dive Silfra, the top three diving destination in the world. We offer small groups, new gear and personal attention to quality. If you would like to dive or snorkel Silfra, the rift between the continents, DiveIceland is the company to go with. We offer pick-up services in the greater Reykjavik area.
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Eva L wrote a review Aug 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution
Absolutely loved snorkelling with Dive Iceland! Even in foul weather, the under water environment was exquisite although it did make getting out of the water very cold. Our guide, Friða, was lovely!
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Date of experience: August 2020
John M wrote a review Jul 2020
Vulliens, Switzerland12 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful diving site with 100m of visibility. Felt like we were strolling through gothic cathedrals. Our guide made everything very easy, we just had to concentrate on maintaining neutral buoyancy, which was a challenge. But you don't have to go very deep, so very little risk of decompression sickness. We were provided with excellent photographs a few days later, for which we were very grateful. A highly memorable experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
TriMarJohn wrote a review Feb 2020
Rochester NY162 contributions85 helpful votes
My wife and I decided to take our youngest daughter to Iceland as a high school graduation gift early. We decided to experience the country in winter as seeing the Northern Lights was our anticipated highlighted of the trip. We were fortunate enough to see the Aurora twice, but snorkeling in Silfra was equally as amazing. The only experienced diver and dry suit wearer in the group, I eagerly anticipated the frigid but crystalline waters. For my wife and daughter and her friend, this was new territory and though it challenged comfort zones at first, it was fantastic. We started visiting Thingvillar Park early in the morning, as our dive was not until 13:00. Arriving by plane in Reyjavik at 06;10, we got groceries and headed East. After visiting Oxarafoss, we drove to Parking #5 and met our tour, Dive Iceland. They had warm vans and great equipment, already sized for our heights and weights. JAVI, our guide for the day, was terrific. Funny, polylingual and very knowledgeable, we were amazed that even though he was from Europe, he had ONLY dived in cold water! HIGHLY RECOMMEND ASKING FOR JAVI Braving the biting snow, cold and wind, we entered the Silfra glacier melt between the Northern Atlantic and Eurasian tectonic plates just meters apart. The platform was partially submerged to allow you to adjust, but though the dry suit keeps you dry, and your thermal base and wool sock warm, your hands and lips are chilled immediately. (This subsides, but it takes a while to return to speaking warmth after you emerge!) With slow current, you drift southward, astonished at the shear depth of clarity and distance, easily 200 meters, of clear water. One can see the vertical pillars and fallen rock from the ever upwelling and separating plates. After about 15-20 minutes, you turn a gentle left into a large lagoon and can free swim before exiting the water. There is a bit of a head current here (as you are now going north) and it really started to snow at this point and wind kicked up, adding to the ethereal nature of being IN THE WATER while winter descended. Once you exit, it's a 1/4 mile walk back to warmth, hot chocolate and biscuits. Overall, an incredible experience. YES, you can (and we did) drink the water. (Everywhere it flows in Iceland we did this - except the thermal springs HAHA). One tip: If you go in winter, KEEP YOUR MASK ON after you get out of the water for the walk back, in protects your skin and eyes from any snow/ice/wind that can stir up.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Deb L wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom43 contributions18 helpful votes
Silfra Dive with Alexis and Tom, an amazing experience snorkelling between the tetonic plates at Silfra, unbelievably clear visability. Alexis and Tom made our experence even better as so helpful friendly and professional, amazing at their job. Thank you both. We pre booked the photos which I highly recommend, especially if you forget your go pro like we did. Getting suited up in your dry suits and wet suit is an experience all on its own but our guides helped us every step of the way. While in the water your face gets extremley cold but it soon numbs and you no longer feel it so no problem. Just one word of advice when undressing and removing your gloves your hands are so cold it becomes painful, you soon warm up with the hot chocolate supplied by the guides so don't let this put you off. Its an experience of a lifetime, highly recommended.
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Date of experience: February 2020
KimbKo wrote a review Jan 2020
Bostonian32 contributions3 helpful votes
Our family of seven ages 12 to 64 enjoyed this experience immensely! Waiting to go into the water is the hardest (and coldest) part of the day. I wish we had brought hot water bottles to cuddle while we waited for our number to be called. Our 19 year old daughters were frozen! Our son however, age 12, was the first in the water and the last out. Our guide Ele was thoroughly prepared, organized and, unlike most native Icelanders--happy! We would all do it again in a minute and are very happy that we went. Hopefully you will get lucky and your number won't be as high as ours.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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