Besides some of the clearest water in the world…1500 billion tons of solid magma makes up 90% Iceland dive sites packed with Craters, Calderas, Domes, Fissures, Glaciers, Hydrothermal vents, Lava shields, Submarine eruptions, Tectonic plates, and 25,000km of active volcanic zones producing an infinite supply of geothermal energy – uniquely, being a diver in Iceland is more interesting than people think.
Because of the warm flow of the Gulf Stream, Iceland’s nutrient-rich water is a vast source of oceanic life. Arctic marine mammals like Dolphin, Porpoise Minke, Dolphin and Humpback Whales can been seen – Seals inhabit many areas of the coast by the tens of thousands. Iceland has one of the biggest bird habitats in the world. Over 270 species of birds, including over 5 million Puffins, Gullimots, Ravens and the extremely rare white Eagle. On terra Ferma; Reindeers, Arctic Fox and mink can be seen in the wild – everything else has been eaten for survival.
“If you don’t like the weather, wait a while,” people sometimes say in Iceland. This is because of the strong change of the Icelandic climate, where a diver can sometimes experience the four seasons in just one day: sun, wind, rain, snow and even temperatures below zero degrees centigrade. Iceland’s dive sites are filled with cold water so a drysuit is an absolute must! Magmadive reveals the best places for you to drysuit dive & snorkel in Iceland. Here’s you’ll find everything about Iceland’s diving sites; including depths, geology, topography, water temperatures, underwater visibility and local Icelandic marine life. If you’re planning a trip or expedition, then it’s worth checking out what’s hot in the land of extremes. From the crystal clear waters of the Silfra fissure, to the untamed nature of the Westman Islands, we reveal where to experience the best of diving in Iceland.