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 Silfra

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 64° 15.298' N
Longitude: 21° 7.034' W

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Es pot aparcar pràcticament al costat, molt a prop de la residència d'estiu del president d'Islàndia, dins el Parc Nacional de Thingvellir.

English (Translate this text in English): Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.

Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.

English (Translate this text in English): Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.

English (Translate this text in English): Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.

English (Translate this text in English): Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.

English (Translate this text in English): Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.

English (Translate this text in English): Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.

English (Translate this text in English): Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.

How? From shore

Distance Short walk from shore (< 5min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 26 m / 85.3 ft

Max depth 59 m / 193.6 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Excellent ( > 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS ** / AOW

Bio interest Interesting

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Dive type

- Fresh water
- Cave

Dive site activities

- Night dive
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
- Photography

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 Additional Information

Es tracta d'una esquerda a la roca, situada al bell mig de la dorsal atlàntica, en el punt on les plaques europea i nord-americana se separen a raó de dos centímetres anuals. L'aigua és considerada la més transparent del món, amb una visibilitat superior a 150 metres, i prové d'una gelera relativament propera, encara que triga més de trenta anys a arribar-hi. És molt freda, entre 2 i 4ºC, però no es gela mai. Cal fer immersió amb vestit sec.

English (Translate this text in English): Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra!
The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface.

The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland.

Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra!
The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface.

The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland.

English (Translate this text in English): Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra!
The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface.

The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland.

English (Translate this text in English): Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra!
The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface.

The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland.

English (Translate this text in English): Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra!
The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface.

The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland.

English (Translate this text in English): Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra!
The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface.

The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland.

English (Translate this text in English): Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra!
The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface.

The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland.

English (Translate this text in English): Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra!
The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface.

The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland.

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djriot avatar
Silfra
De djriot
17 mai 2013
Iceland -
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madoz10 avatar
Silfra
De madoz10
4 août 2012
Silfra 2 -
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Silfra
De madoz10
4 août 2012
Silfra 1 -
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Silfra
De gaziv
25 août 2011
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nih001 avatar
Silfra
De nih001
11 juil. 2008
Super dive - The best dive ever! Visit it if you ever get to iceland... You can by a trip to the site on dive.is 
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By rgielen , 28-03-2016

No 1 - Done quite a fey dives at truly amazing spots, but this is my absolute #1 in the world.

By luke simmons , 19-04-2010

photo - it is cool :)

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