Day 3 - 4
Today, after breakfast, you will have PADI course and dive in Silfra.
A small ravine situated beneath the iconic Thingvellir National Park, the Silfra Fissure is consistently rated as one of the best diving sites in the world. It is famous for the crystalline glacial waters, which allows divers to see more than 100 meters in each direction and the beautiful emerald plants that populate the fascinating rocks below. It is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which cuts through Iceland and marks the spot where Europe ends and America begins. This means that in the Silfra Fissure you will literally swim between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The glacial water of Silfra is so clean and pure that you can take a small drink of it before you dive down into its gorgeous blue depths.
The dive begins via a small steel ladder: when you enter you will be fully insulated in your dry-suit, although it may take a second for your face to get used to the temperature. Then as you explore this majestic turquoise world, you will get a profound sense of the beauty that nature creates. The dive itself is divided into four parts: The Silfra Deep Crack, the Silfra Hall, the Silfra Cathedral and the Silfra Lagoon. The most famous of these is the lagoon, where the water stretches into the distance and divers can see more than 100 meters in each direction.
Silfra is a diving site that inspires awe and wonder in equal measure, the ideal place to have an unforgettable experience, which will whet your appetite for the sport and leave you wanting more.
The first day of the tour is all about learning, as expert diving instructors teach you how to safely dive in a PADI Dry Suit. In the morning you will be in the classroom, where you will learn about diving theory, how to communicate underwater and how to manage your equipment. The afternoon will be spent in a local Reykjavik swimming pool, where you can practice being underwater and test all the new knowledge that you have gained followed by two open water training dives. These two dives take place in a lake or protected ocean site in the Reykjavik area depending on the weather conditions. You will probably go to the ocean, Lake Kleifarvatn or Lake Thingvallavatn, all amazing places to test your diving skills.