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Book the Tectonic Diving day tour to combine the two most sought-after diving locations in Iceland. Silfra and Davíðsgjá, famous for incredible underwater visibility, are both included in this one-day diving adventure.


  • Small Group Experience
  • Scuba Diving
  • Two Diving Locations
  • Diving Between Continents
  • Over 100m Underwater Visibility
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)


  • Pickup & drop off in Reykjavik
  • Guided dive tour in one of the five locations with a certified PADi® divemaster
  • All necessary diving equipment
  • All required safety equipment
  • English speaking licensed adventure guide
  • Silfra admission fee
  • Hot chocolate & cookies

What to bring

  • Proof of PADI Open Water certification (or higher)
  • PADI Dry Suit certification or documented experience
  • Warm long underwear
  • Warm woolen socks
  • Change of clothing
  • Towel

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 5/8 hours
Departs From Reykjavik / Thingvellir
Level Demanding
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes
Minimum age 18 years
Ratio 1:3 Guide to client ratio



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Starting at the famous Silfra fissure, where you’ll see shades of water you didn’t know existed, you’ll proceed to dive in Davíðsgjá, also known as David’s Crack. The glacial meltwater filters through lava formations and becomes so clear you can see approximately 100m in all directions.

This dive tour is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to float between two continents. You’ll begin your tour diving in Silfra fissure, which is famous for marking the end of the Eurasian and the beginning of the North American tectonic plates. At points, the crack gets so narrow that you’ll be able to touch both at the same time!

The water temperature at Silfra is consistent throughout the year and measures 2-4°C (36-40°F), while David’s Crack is usually a bit warmer. The underwater visibility there depends more on the weather than when diving at Silfra. Your dive at Davíðsgjá may also be accompanied by local trout!

Please read our Diving Handbook for more information about the tour.

8.30 am - pickup from Reykjavik (10 am if you choose to meet on location at Silfra)

10.30 am - first dive (Silfra fissure)

11.30 am - short break. We’ll reset our diving equipment for the second dive and treat ourselves to cookies and hot chocolate

12.30 pm - second dive (David’s Crack). You can follow in your vehicle or join your guide in their car for the commute.

14.30 (2.30 pm) - packing up dive gear and logging dives.

15.00 (3 pm) - departure

16.00 (4 pm) - return to Reykjavik

Meeting point: The meeting point is the Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park. 

Directions: Click here for driving directions to Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park (parking “Thingvellir P5”). 

Meeting your guide: Walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your guide. Please make sure you are ready to meet your guide at Silfra car park 15 minutes before the beginning of your tour.

For GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W

For those who choose to be picked up from Reykjavík, we will arrange pickup details together when you email and request to book this tour. The pickup is usually scheduled approximately an hour and a half before the beginning of the tour.

Certification and documents:

  • Open Water Diver certification (or higher)

  • Drysuit certification or a minimum of 10 logged dry suit dives

  • At least one logged dry suit dive in the past 2 years

  • Proof of certification or logbook (your guide will check the documents at the beginning of the tour)

Other requirements:

All divers have to supply their height/weight upon booking to ensure we bring you suitable equipment. For safety reasons, all divers need to understand instructions in English and be able to communicate with the dive guide in English. Please evaluate your physical health, if you have some medical issues please check health certificate and get physician approval if needed.

Age limit: Minimum 18 years old

Weight limit: 50-120 kg

Height limit: 155-200 cm

Please read our Diving Handbook for more information about the tour.

We use top-quality neoprene drysuits. However, no dry suit in the world can ensure 100% waterproof qualities unless it is custom made for you. There is a small chance of water entering the suit. Please bring a spare set of clothes just in case.

The national park charges a small parking fee of 500 ISK for those that choose to meet on location.

This is a challenging dive where you need to be capable of carrying heavy equipment up to 200m.

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Silfra two continent plates in Iceland

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