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Latitude: 64° 15.298' N
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Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.
How? From shore
Distance Short walk from shore (< 5min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Average depth 26 m / 85.3 ft
Max depth 59 m / 193.6 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Excellent ( > 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Interesting
- Fresh water
- Night dive
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
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.
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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