Davíðsgjá Diving Day Trip

Great Lake Thingvallavatn Dive, Iceland

Davíðsgjá Diving Day Trip

Great Lake Thingvallavatn Dive, Iceland

1-day / 2 dives
39990 ISK per person.
The Best Lake Diving in Iceland

Davíðsgjá diving spot at Great Lake Þingvellir has the clearest water in the world. Dive a tectonic lava fissure, like Silfra, but without the crowds.

Davíðsgjá fissure. Nothing compares to experience of diving in pure water, and there is no dive spot purer than Davíðsgjá, also known as ‘David’s Crack’. This magnificent freshwater fissure is one of the best places to appreciate Iceland’s glacial power, as tons of melted water flow over volcanic lava rocks from deep underground, replenishing its astounding clarity every minute. There aren’t many places where you can see over 100m, and feel the ice cold sensation of a glacier on your lips. If you like clear water, the Silfra Diving Day Trip has to be experienced next.

Davíðsgjá Diver Entry in Thingvellir.

Davíðsgjá Diver Entry in Thingvellir.

Distance to Dive Site: 44km from Reykjavik

Trip duration: 5-8 hours

Place of Departure: Reykjavik City Centre

Start Times: Between 9-11am & 1-3pm (exact times TBC)

Price: 39,990 ISK per person

Price includes:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Reykjavik
  • Divers entrance fee into Thingvellir National Park
  • 2 guided tank dives (with exception to very cold days during wintertime Dec-Feb)
  • All scuba diving equipment inc. Drysuit, Undergarment, Hood, Gloves, Mask, Fins, BCD, Cold Water Regulator & Weights
  • Hot chocolate & cookies
  • Expert Dive Guide


  • Underwater dive photos
  • Transportation from outside Reykjavik area

Difficulty Level: Moderate.

Dry suit diver training is highly recommended but not mandatory. (A basic introduction and orientation to dry suit diving will be given by one of Magmadive expert staff)

Trip Itinerary

1.) Drive 44km to the Thingvellir Valley National Park 2.) Enjoy Scuba Diving at Davíðsgjá Fissure 3.) Relax in National Park 4.) Drive back to Reykjavik

Please note: All of our itineraries are at the mercy of the Icelandic weather and not all dives are guaranteed. We will always endeavour make an alternate plan.


Bring with you

  • Dive certification card
  • Thermal underwear (base layer)
  • Thick warm socks
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing
  • Towel for afterwards
  • Underwater camera

Participant requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Be physically fit to dive
  • Must be qualified scuba diver

 Optional Golden Circle Tour

After diving at Davíðsgjá why not continue onto the classic Golden Circle. This classic collection of the island’s most famous natural spots  – Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss are a must-see for anyone. Contact us for more details.

Diving Davíðsgjá Under the Midnight Sun June 19th – 21st 2016

There is nothing quite like the midnight sun in Iceland. For a few days we have 24 hours of daylight and if, you’re lucky, you can watch as the sun lowers itself – painting the sky with vivid colours of orange and pink – and then rise again without ever setting. This is a great time of year for staying outdoors, diving and taking underwater photographs and that is exactly what Midnight Sun is all about. Contact us for more details.


Is Davíðsgjá similar to Silfra and is it possible to dive both site?

Davíðsgjá is another glacial fed site so the water is indeed cold and clear. The site is situated not far away on the other side of the lake. This means that both spots can be dived on the same day.

Do I need to be drysuit certified to dive Davíðsgjá?

You need to have a Drysuit certificate or proof of 10 logged drysuit dives.

Does marine fish live at Davíðsgjá?

Beautiful dwarf char live in the cracks and crevice at Davíðsgjá. Sometimes giant trout enter the site and look for food.